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About Physics & Applied Physics

Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Applied Physics, where deep learning meets leading-edge research, where we merge science with technology, where we are committed to sharing with every student the excitement of our field.

At UMass Lowell our department brings in over $10 million annually in externally funded research. Graduates from our programs hold positions in academia, national laboratories, government agencies, major medical facilities, and industry.

Our modest faculty size, coupled with our high commitment to research in both fundamental and applied arenas, allows quality interactions and mentoring of both graduate and undergraduate student research. Our faculty are world leaders in their specific sub-disciplines.

Check out our Merging Science with Technology: Research Programs Brochure (pdf) and our Research page for more details.

Our university is fully committed to growth and our physics program is rising steadily in national rankings. We invite you to sample what we have to offer as a department and join us in our explorations.

Partha Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Department of Physics and Applied Physics