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Research Opportunities

Graduate students in the Department of Physics have a wealth of research opportunities to enhance their education. Explore some of the research resources we have to offer.

Getting started

A good place to start looking for potential advisors are the pages on this website. Specifically you should browse

Groups with funded open positions

A number of advisors have currently unfilled funded positions for which support as a research assistant are available. NC State students are able to access the following Google Sheets spreadsheet.

Looking further

Many fields of research are interdisciplinary. That means that you may find a research advisor whose home department is not in physics. Students have worked on physics Ph.D.’s under direction by faculty members in electrical and computer engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering, textiles … . You will defend your thesis to a committee that includes members of the physics department and your advisor.