Department of Physics

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Emeritus Professor passed away

Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Physics department, Stanley J. Pickart, passed away on July 13, 2017, at age 91. The funeral arrangements are provided on the following website:



Drs. Miquel Dorca, Michael Tammaro and Andre van Tonder have been promoted to Teaching Professors. Congratulations!

Physics Professor received R.I Foundation grant

Prof Michael Antosh received the R.I Foundation grant for the research project entitled “Use of Gold Nanoparticles to Enhance the Effect of Radiation on Cancer” 

Physics Professor received 2016 URI Excellence Award

Prof Oleg Andreev received the Advanced  Career Research and Scholarship Excellence Award for his contributions in the life sciences.

Physics professors were awarded NIH/GM R01(GM073857) grant

Professors at URI, Yana Reshetnyak and Oleg Andreev, were awarded NIH/GM R01 (GM073857) grant for 4 years (2016-2020): “Mechanism and Uses of Transmembrane Helix Insertion by Soluble Peptides”. The main goals of the project are to elucidate molecular mechanism of pHLIP peptides interaction with membrane and develop new methods of diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

2015 awards and scholarships

2015 awards and scholarships

Physics department is very grateful for generous donations done by Thomas Exley and his wife Gina Catalano, Harold Browning, Bruce Cambell, Stephen Letcher and Sabatino family.

Physics Professors  received 2015 URI Excellence Award

Physics Professors received 2015 URI Excellence Award

Physics Professors Yana Reshetnyak and Oleg Andreev received 2015 URI Excellence Award for  their intellectual property achievements in 2014. They have pioneered a groundbreaking method to deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and research agents to diseased cells in human body using transmembrane peptides, which response to physiological process, such as pH drop in diseased tissue. During […]

URI Physics professors use gold to boost cancer-killing radiation

URI Physics professors use gold to boost cancer-killing radiation

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University have demonstrated a promising new way to increase the effectiveness of radiation in killing cancer cells, using a new approach that involves gold nanoparticles tethered to acid-seeking compounds called pHLIPs.

URI’s Medical Physics Program wins full accreditation

URI’s five-year medical physics degree, which combines a bachelor of science in physics with a master of science in medical physics, has won accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, making it one of only two accredited medical physics programs in New England.

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