Applied Physics

Colored light emenates from a quantum computing objectNew 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.

Faculty

  • Ravindra N. Bhatt

  • Minjie Chen

    • Minjie Chen
      • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • Nathalie de Leon

  • Jason W. Fleischer

  • Claire Gmachl

    • Claire Gmachl
      • Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering
      • Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
      • Head of College, Whitman College
  • Andrew Houck

    • Andrew Houck
      • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Antoine Kahn

    • Antoine Kahn
      • Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
      • Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Stephen A. Lyon

  • Paul Prucnal

    • Paul Prucnal
      • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      • Director, Center for Network Security and Access (CNSA)
  • Barry P. Rand

    • Barry P. Rand
      • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • Alejandro Rodriguez

    • Alejandro Rodriguez
      • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      • Director of Education Program MIRTHE+
  • Mansour Shayegan

  • Jeff Thompson

    • Jeff Thompson
      • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Hakan Türeci

    • Hakan Türeci
      • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Gerard Wysocki

    • Gerard Wysocki
      • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      • Director of MIRTHE+
  • Saien Xie

    • Saien Xie
      • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials