Skip to main content


Jason Deibel

Associate Professor; Chair of Department of Physics; Joint Appointment in School of Engineering, Electro-Optics and Photonics

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Physics


Email: Jason Deibel
Phone: 937-229-2318
SC 111
Website: Visit Site


  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Transylvania University


Jason holds a doctorate in applied physics from the University of Michigan, where he did research work on ultrafast optoelectronics. He was previously at Wright State University where he joined the faculty in August 2007 as a tenure-track assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2013. He became interim Department of Physics chair in August 2016 and was appointed as chair in January 2017. He served from 2014-16 as director of undergraduate research and experiential learning in the Wright State College of Science and Mathematics. He also served from 2014-15 as interim associate director of WSU’s Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences and Mathematics Ph.D. program.

Jason has engaged in collaborative research with partners at the Air Force Research Laboratory and a number of local, regional and national companies. He has received more than $6 million in external funding to support research and educational endeavors from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, AFRL, UDRI and the Ohio Department of Development, among others. His primary research focus is time-domain terahertz spectroscopic imaging. 

Recently, he expanded his interests to also include plasma science as part of a collaboration with aerospace engineering researchers at Georgia Tech University. Jason is also committed to advancing his teaching via the implementation of active learning strategies in the classroom and advancing the impact of undergraduate research. He is currently a councilor for the Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research.

Professional affiliations

  • Council for Undergraduate Research

Research interests

  • Ultrafast science
  • Terahertz spectroscopy
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • Science education research