Physics & Applied Physics

Development efforts spanning several decades have established the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Physics Department as a leader in materials science, device-fabrication techniques and source/detection technologies. Our faculty direct externally funded centers and conduct pioneering, cutting-edge research in nuclear physics, radiation science, terahertz technologies, advanced materials, photonics device fabrication techniques, and biomedical photonics applications.
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The UMass Lowell Edge

Our Researchers Are

  • Exploring the use of nanoscience to store solar energy
  • Aiding in cancer detection and diagnosis
  • Developing naturally occurring flame retardants
  • Improving military surveillance
  • Creating new ways to deliver drugs
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