Research is a vital part of any physics program, and Louisiana Tech has built a reputation nation-wide for interdisciplinary research. Most of the research conducted by Louisiana Tech's physics faculty is in conjunction with one of the following research centers:
- Center for Applied Physics Studies (CAPS):
- Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM):
- Condensed Matter Physics, Surface Physics, Nanoscience: Dr. Derosa, Dr. Lvov
- LIGO Observatory in Livingston, LA:
- Physics Education:
- Dr. Shaw
Undergraduate students are encouraged to work with a faculty member on a research topic, and all physics graduates must complete at least 3 credit hours of PHYS 435 ("Undergraduate Research") culminating in a senior thesis that is submitted to the Physics program chair.