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Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics


The Institute for Shock Physics provides unique learning and research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students through:

  • Participation in innovative and multidisciplinary research
  • Professional growth through independent thinking and hands-on work
  • State-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities
  • Access to the National Laboratories at Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia
  • Graduate scholar awards and fellowships for outstanding students

One of ISP’s principal accomplishments is well-educated and rigorously trained scientists who have moved on to successful professional careers and become leaders in the field.

Photo Credit:  J. Adam Fenster—University of Rochester

Dr. Ranga Dias (Ph.D., Department of Physics & Astronomy, Washington State University, 2013) was highlighted in Time Magazine’s “2021 TIME100 Next,” a list highlighting “100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future.”  Dr. Dias did his Ph.D. research work in the Institute for Shock Physics under the guidance of Professor Choong-Shik Yoo.

Dr. Dias was recognized in the Innovator Category for his groundbreaking work on Superconductivity.  To read the article, click here.