Applied Physics

New applications of physics can push the boundary of what is possible in electrical and computer engineering, particularly in the areas of materials and devices, both solid-state electronic and optical. Research in applied physics seeks to enable new directions using a combination of theoretical and experimental investigations of novel quantum phenomena, both at a fundamental level, as well as in applications.

These include physics and technology of materials at the nanometer scale, engineered crystal growth, low dimensional materials (natural and engineered) with quantum degrees of freedom exhibiting novel many-body phenomena, new lasers, sensors and optical technologies. Together, these fields provide new paradigms for the discovery of exotic new materials, systems, and physical principles, and lead to advancements in computation and communication, as well as energy conservation and improved health and environment.