Physics and Astronomy


Clemson’s Physics and Astronomy department would love to welcome you back to campus! We are having events to connect PandA alumni with current graduate and undergraduate students! If you are interested in attending events for Clemson’s Physics & Astronomy Alumni Week (Oct 24-Oct 26), please use this Google form to RSVP. We hope to see […]

Rama Podila one of Clemson Young Alumni’s Roaring 10 Award Recipients

Rama Podila has been recognized by the Clemson Young Alumni association with the Roaring 10 Award. Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council recognizes ten outstanding individuals for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The honor is given to those individuals who exemplify Clemson University’s core values of honesty, integrity, and respect. Rama is […]

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy Tailgate

As football starts up this season, the Physics & Astronomy Graduate Student Organization would like to show school pride and spirit with a tailgate cookout! We will be hosting a Tailgate Cookout! with lots of food and fun and friends and even maybe a little football. Where: Right outside the first floor of Kinard, next to the pendulum\parking […]

Satellite FRET workshop at MAF2019 co-organized by Hugo Sanabria

The 2019 Methods & Applications of Fluorescence meeting was accompanied by a satellite workshop on Advanced Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging with a focus on FRET. The workshop program was based on a bottom-up approach and geared to the specific requests of the attendees. Co-Organizers: Claus Seidel (HHU Düsseldorf, Germany), Hugo Sanabria (Clemson University, SC)

Feng Ding publishes and article in Nature Communications

Professor Ding as published a paper in Nature titled “Inhibition of amyloid beta toxicity in zebrafish with a chaperone-gold nanoparticle dual strategy”. They describe the use of casein coated-gold nanoparticles to eliminate the toxicity of amyloid beta in a zebra fish. Amyloid beta is associated with various neurodegenerative disorders in humans such as Alzheimer’s disease. Please join […]

John Meriwether Named Fellow of the AGU

Our colleague, John Meriwether, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). John retired at the end of the 2017/2018 academic year and is now an emeritus faculty member. Only 0.1% of the members are inducted into the AGU each year, so this is quite an honor. The AGU boasts over 62,000 […]

Chad Sosolik and Sean Brittain Named PhysTEC Fellows

Professors Sean Brittain and Chad Sosolik have been named to the second cohort of PhysTEC Fellows, a two-year program of The Physics Teacher Education Coalition, whose mission is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers. The College of Science team is one of five chosen for this cohort to receive support to […]

Komal Kumari Elected Student Representative to the NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee

Graduate student Komal Kumari has been elected student representative to the NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee where she will serve a two year term. The Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Program, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division, studies the interaction region of the Earth’s tenuous upper atmosphere. For over […]

Bishwambhar Sengupta awarded postdoc at the University of Washington

Bishwambhar Sengupta, a PhD student with Prof. Takacs, has just accepted an offer for a post-doctoral position at the University of Washington in Seattle. He will join the group of Eric Floyd in the department of Radiation Oncology. Let’s congratulate Bishwambhar on this next excellent next step in his career.

Clemson hosts the Southeastern Laboratory Astrophysics Community (SELAC) meeting

The Dept. of Physics and Astronomy hosted the latest meeting of the Southeastern Laboratory Astrophysics Community (SELAC) from May 13-16, 2019 at the Madren Conference Center. The meeting kicked off on Monday, May 13th with a graduate student symposium featuring graduate student presenters as well as panel discussions from faculty who discussed job and research […]