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In 2004, the first patients received the fully implantable artificial heart developed by David M. Lederman (Applied and Engineering Physics, B.S., 1966, M.S. 1967 Aerospace, Ph.D. 1973 Aerospace). At the time it was the most sophisticated device ever implanted in a human and paved the way for further development of completely self-contained artificial heart technology.
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