Astronomy and astronomy education
Disordered solids, structural relaxation phenomena, topological self-organization, oxide and non-oxide glasses and their applications, properties and application of bioglasses.
Fundamental and applied quantum mechanics.
Atomic and electronic structure of non-oxide glasses and amorphous thin films (EXAFS, XANES, XPS, Raman, positron annihilation); structural dynamics in glasses; interaction of light and ionizing radiation with amorphous solids; surface science in application to solid state disordered media; gray scale photolithography and electron-beam nanostructuring on glasses; amorphous optical IR materials for micro- and nanophotonics.
Alternative energy production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation with special emphasis on carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration.
Design and control of electromechanical devices, robotics, and manufacturing processes.
Spectroscopy (X-Ray, UV-VIS, IR, Raman, Nuclear Magnetic resonance, etc) and electronic structure of novel materials at the molecular, nano, and bulk scales; the spectroscopy and electronic structure of ions in plasmas and the collisional and radiative processes that connect various states; plasma spectroscopy as an astrophysical diagnostic tool; novel applications of thermodynamics and kinetics and new algorithm development.
Late stages of stellar evolution and survey calibration.
Experimental surface physics