Professor Roderic Lakes created a new polymer lattice material (pictured above) that defies classical elasticity theory. This advance could open the door to designing novel materials with improved toughness. Read more.
Focus on new faculty: Ramathasan Thevamaran, structuring materials to function how we need them to. Read more.
Engineering physics graduate student Calvin Parkin recently received a DOE Nuclear Energy University Program research fellowship to fund his education and research in creating new alloys. Read more.
Force fields: Studying the mechanics of cellular motion. Read more.
The Engineering Physics Department integrates fundamental physics, mathematics, and engineering principles to solve societal problems while educating new generations of technical leaders.
Our department is unique in that we offer several academic degrees that allow you to specialize in the discipline of your choice, yet through your experiences here, you can interact with faculty, staff and students in each degree program. We offer the following academic degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
- Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering
- Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics – Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics option
- Master of Science and PhD in Engineering Mechanics
- Master of Science and PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics