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Standing Faculty

James Aguirre
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Vijay Balasubramanian

Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor


(215) 573-0982

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Soft Matter
  • Particle Physics
Dani S. Bassett

Secondary Appointment Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Neurology, and Psychiatry Primary Appointment Professor of Bioengineering


(215) 746-1754

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Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics


(215) 573-6252

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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Cullen Blake
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Martin Claassen

Assistant Professor


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  • Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Matter
Peter Collings

Adjunct Professor

Morris L. Clothier Professor of Physics, Swarthmore College


(610) 328-7791

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  • Soft Matter
Mirjam Cvetic

Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor


215-898-8153

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  • Particle Physics
Mark Devlin

Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics


(215) 573-7521

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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Ron Donagi

Secondary Appointment Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Primary Appointment Professor of Mathematics


(215) 898-8465

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Marija Drndic

Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics


(215) 898-5810

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Quantum Matter
Douglas Durian

Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics and Astronomy


(215) 898-8147

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Soft Matter
Nader Engheta

Secondary Appointment Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Primary Appointment Professor in Electrical & Systems Engineering

H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor, School of Engineering


+1-215-898-9777

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  • Quantum Matter
Mark Goulian

Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences


(215) 573-6991

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Soft Matter
Bhuvnesh Jain

Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences

Co-Director of the Penn Center for Particle Cosmology


(215) 573-5330

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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Paul Janmey

Secondary Appointment Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Primary Appointment Adjunct Professor of Physiology


(215) 573-7380

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A.T. Charlie Johnson

Rebecca W. Bushnell Professor of Physics and Astronomy


(215) 898-9325, (215) 850-1496

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Quantum Matter
Randy Kamien

Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences


(215) 898-5940

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Soft Matter
Charles Kane

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics


(215) 898-8149

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Matter
Joel Karp

Secondary Appointment Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Primary Appointment Professor of Radiologic Physics in Radiology


215-573-4998

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Eleni Katifori

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Affairs Chair


(215) 746-1205

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Soft Matter
Justin Khoury
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Particle Physics
Jay Kikkawa
  • Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Matter
Joshua R. Klein

Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor


215-573-3599

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  • Particle Physics
Adam Lidz
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Elliot Lipeles
  • Particle Physics
Andrea Liu

Hepburn Professor of Physics


(215) 573-7374

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Soft Matter
Mathew Madhavacheril
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Arnold Mathijssen

Assistant Professor


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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Soft Matter
Christopher M. Mauger

Associate Professor

(215) 746-1204


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  • Particle Physics
Eugene Mele

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics


(215) 898-3135

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Matter
Philip Nelson
  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Soft Matter

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Yung Woo Park

Adjunct Professor

Principal Investigator of the Institute of Applied Physics, Seoul National University


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Dylan Rankin

Assistant Professor (Starting January, 2023)


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Masao Sako
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Robyn Sanderson

Assistant Professor


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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology

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Ravi K. Sheth

Professor and Graduate Chair


215-898-5942

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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Mark Trodden

Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics

Co-Director of the Penn Center for Particle Cosmology


215-898-7938

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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Particle Physics
Liang Wu
  • Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Matter
Arjun Yodh

James M. Skinner Professor of Science and Department Chair


DRL: 215-898-6354

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  • Condensed Matter
  • Living Matter
  • Soft Matter
Bo Zhen
  • Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Matter