Did you know?
The FP-54 Pliotron electrometer was created by Lloyd P. Smith during his doctorate studies at Cornell in the late 1920s. This device was capable of amplifying direct currents as small as 10(-17) amps. Smith would later become the first director of Cornell’s Department of Engineering Physics.
The School of Applied and Engineering Physics boasts one of the premier applied physics research programs in the world as well as the country's premier undergraduate engineering physics program. Our faculty members, their research groups, and the quality of our educational programs and graduates are all internationally recognized.
The departmental faculty and graduate field members of Applied and Engineering Physics specialize in seven primary research areas: Atomic, Molecular, and Chemical Physics; Astrophysics and Plasma Physics; Biophysics; Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Optical Physics, Quantum Electronics and Photonics; and Renewable Energy.
Director: Professor Lois Pollack
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Chris Xu
Director of Graduate Studies: Associate Professor Gregory Fuchs
Interim Director of Master of Engineering
and Master of Science Programs: Professor Joel Brock
Academic Programs Administrator: Cynthia Reynolds