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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Our People

The expert faculty members on our team are at the heart of what we do. They have, among other notable achievements, observed the cosmos through the Hubble Space Telescope, collaborated with Nobel Laureates and conducted research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Japanese National Laboratory for High Energy Physics and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.  

Our Faculty

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Rongying Jin

SmartState Endowed Chair for Experimental Nanoscale Physics and John M. Palms Bicentennial Chair


Phone: 803-777-9987


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.