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Applied Physics

There is a definite need in high-tech industries for graduates who fall in the gap between someone graduating with an engineering degree and a regular Physics Ph.D. Students in this category might work in R&D, process control, interdisciplinary fields (such as medical physics and biophysics), stockpile stewardship and nuclear forensics, or computational physics. While none of our faculty specifically identify themselves as applied physicists, many have projects which naturally fall into the niche this program fills and have graduated students from within this program. Specifically, there are opportunities in the fields of: condensed matter/solid state physics; atomic and molecular physics/quantum optics; detector R&D; nuclear physics; accelerator physics; and instrumentation in observational astronomy.


Tom Adair
Professor Emeritus
Girish Agarwal
Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Alexey Belyanin
Associate Department Head, Professor
Felipe Guzmán
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy
Olga Kocharovskaya
Distinguished Professor
David Lee
Distinguished Professor
Jennifer Marshall
Associate Professor
Peter McIntyre
Professor Emeritus
Nader Mirabolfathi
Research Associate Professor
Donald Naugle
Professor Emeritus
Xiaofeng Qian
Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Marlan Scully
Distinguished Professor
Nicholas Suntzeff
Distinguished Professor
Aart Verhoef
Assistant Professor of Soil and Crop Science, Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy
Michael Weimer
Professor, Retired
George Welch
Professor Emeritus
Wenhao Wu
Associate Professor
M. Suhail Zubairy
Distinguished Professor

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