Dr. Kelly Nash

Meet Dr. Kelly Nash

Kelly Nash, Ph.D.

Dr. Kelly Nash is a Professor of Physics and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She also serves as the Director for the Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center at UTSA. Her scientific research focuses on synthesis and characterization nanomaterials and their physical interaction with biological systems from the molecular to the cellular-level. The impact of her nanomaterials research stretches from fundamental biophysical studies to biomedicine, energy, and environmental applications. She was awarded the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program award in 2015 for research efforts in biophysics. Additionally, she has numerous awards for her contributions to science and promotion of inclusiveness in STEM including Dillard University Alumni 40–Under-40 award, UTSA COS Excellence in Community Service Award, San Antonio Business Journal 40-Under-40 Award, and UTSA President’s Distinguished Diversity Award. She continually advocates for the involvement of underrepresented groups in science through strategic initiatives within UTSA and abroad. She has serves as the UTSA-American Physical Society (APS) Bridge Program Coordinator, a facilitator for APS Professional Skills Development for Women and previously chair of the National Organizing Committee for the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics.