The Department of Engineering Physics offers the B.S. degree in engineering physics. The degree is designed for the ever-changing technologies in emerging technological areas to graduates who will become a source of qualified employees for high tech, start-up companies and traditional engineering firms, as well as be prepared for advanced graduate degrees.
Students specialize in a technological focus area such as: nanoengineering, plasma science and engineering, and scientific computing.
Distinguishing features of the engineering physics degree include: strong emphasis on math and physics, and engineering fundamentals; choice of a technical focus area beginning in the junior year; emphasis on research project, culminating in a senior thesis.
Professors Henderson (chair), T. Allen, Blanchard, Bonazza, Crone, Drugan, Fonck, Hegna, Kammer, Lakes, Smith (also Mathematics), Sovinec, Waleffe (also Mathematics), Wilson; Associate Professor M. Allen, Witt; Assistant Professors Couet, Notbohm, Scarlat, Schmitz; and Affiliate Faculty (see department webpage for list).
Facilities available for instruction and research include:
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Laboratories
Instructional Computing Labs (in Computer Aided Engineering)
Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory
Plasma Physics Laboratories
Superconductivity and Cryogenics Laboratories