Undergraduate Physics Research at MBC

Within the exciting field of novel nanoelectronic devices, Dr. Gergel-Hackett’s research focus is with a device known as the memristor. The memristor is a device that has been proposed to be the fourth missing circuit element, exhibiting completely unique electrical properties. It has been theorized that these memristive behaviors could lead to breakthroughs in an entirely new paradigm of computing that uses less energy and is more efficient. Because the memristor is such a new technology, studying the physics and operation of this device is exciting and has the potential to enable a wealth of discovery. Dr. Gergel-Hackett regularly has opportunities for undergraduate students to work with her in the lab on this research.

Check out some select examples of achievements of undergraduate physics researchers at MBC.

If you are interested in learning more about the research that is taking place at Mary Baldwin College with memristors, please contact Dr. Nadine Gergel-Hackett, watch this short video that was filmed while Dr. Gergel-Hackett was a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and/or read some of the scientific articles that she has co-authored on the technology.