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Particle Physics Research

The IceCube Lab with Milky Way and aurora australis, July 2014. Image Credit: Ian Rees, IceCube/NSF

Drexel’s physics department is home to a number of field-leading faculty who are adding knowledge to the field through particle physics research. Learn more about current research in particle physics conducted by our faculty.

Particle Physics Research Topics

  • Applications to Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • Cryogenic Detector Technologies
  • Double Beta Decay
  • Experimental Neutrino Physics
  • Neutrino oscillations

Faculty Conducting Research in Particle Physics

Contact Specialization
Michelle Dolinski
Associate Dean of Graduate Education; Associate Professor
Disque Hall 913
Neutrino Physics, Rare Nuclear Decays, Cryogenic Detector Technologies
Naoko Kurahashi-Neilson, Associate Professor, Drexel Physics
Associate Professor
Disque Hall, 914
Particle Astrophysics; Neutrino Astronomy; High Energy Physics and Astronomy
Charles Lane
Disque Hall 911
Experimental tests of invariance principles and conservation laws, neutrino oscillations and properties
Russell Neilson
Associate Professor
Disque Hall 905
Dark matter, Neutrino physics

Current Particle Physics Research Projects

Particle Physics Research Facilities

  • The Drexel particle physics group researches fundamental neutrino properties with the DUNE long baseline experiment hosted by Fermilab and the PROSPECT short baseline reactor experiment located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as the planned nEXO neutrinoless double beta decay experiment.
  • We are also active in the IceCube neutrino telescope located at the geographic South Pole.
  • The Bubble Chamber Laboratory develops superheated-liquid detectors for rare-interaction searches, including the PICO dark matter experiment located at SNOLAB in Canada.