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Unix pipelines and software componentry were developed by Douglas McIlroy ( Applied and Engineering Physics, B.S., 1954). His pioneering work in component-based software engineering was developed when he was head of the research department at Bell Laboratories. His seminal work on software componentization makes him a pioneer of component-based software engineering and software product line engineering.
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: Assistant Professor Lena Kourkoutis
Director of Graduate Studies: Professor Gennady Shvets
Director of the Master of Engineering Program: Professor Joel Brock
Academic Programs Administrator: Cynthia Reynolds