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The Journal Physical Review, America’s first physics-only scientific journal, was founded at Cornell in 1893. It was founded by faculty member, Edward L. Nichols, (Physics, 1875), who edited it with the help of two of his colleagues, Ernest Merritt (Physics, M.S., 1886) and Frederick Bedell (Physics, Ph.D., 1892). The journal is still thriving today.
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 Master of Engineering
and Master of Science Programs: Professor Joel Brock
Academic Programs Administrator: Cynthia Reynolds