College of Letters & Sciences
Physics students studying


Contact Information

Robert Benjamin
Department Chair & Professor
Phone: (262) 472-5114
Location: Upham Hall 156
Patricia Filipiak
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1067
Location: Upham Hall 151

Undergraduate Research

 There are many opportunities for students to be involved in physics and astrophysics research! Physics faculty welcome the opportunity to work one-on-one with students in independent study and research projects. Here at UW-Whitewater:

  • You can work with Steve Sahyun in the area of optics or physics education research.
  • You can work with Martin Tchernookov in the area of computational physics.
  • You can work with Bob Benjamin in the area of computational and observational astrophysics.
  • You can work with Jalal Nawash in the area of crystal growth and materials synthesis.
  • You can work with Ozgur Yavuzcetin in nanotechnology and nanomedicine.

See Also:

There are also several off-campus research opportunities available to the interested student, such as: