We prepare the next generation of problem solvers who enable science, engineering and industry to push the frontiers of human knowledge.

The Department comprises ten full-time faculty members, a laboratory technician, and an administrative assistant. We are research-oriented with active efforts in theoretical, computational and experimental condensed matter physics (soft matter, complex fluids, nanomaterials, single molecule electronics and biophysics) and physics education research.

We offer M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs and an undergraduate major in Physics, including an option in Optical Science and Engineering and double-major programs with Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. See the links above to learn more about our research areas, degree programs, and course offerings.

Recent News:

Published Research chosen as "Editor's Choice"!

Department is honored for its commitment to inclusive practices!

Chair receives award!

Nature Communications publishes Physics Department Work!

Brianna Santangelo was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Mila Kryjevskaia has been awarded the Peltier Innovation in Teaching Award!  The much deserved award  recognizes that Mila is an "outstanding educator whose innovative teaching techniques have contributed to enhancing the educational experience of students at North Dakota State University."  Congratulations Mila!

Experiments in Physics, performed by Alistair McInery, Lina Alhalhooly, Tim Twohig, Jamie Froberg, Rachel Downing Brian Farlow, Wathsala Jayawardana and Deyan Mihaylov, came in second place in the Avenues of Scientific Discovery Grad Student Competition.  Congratulations all!

Three NDSU physics teams participated in the national University Physics Competition held in November.  The results are in and (no surprise) our students did excellent work!  Reed Petersen, Sean Gunderson, and Jacob Abrams were ranked at the Silver Medal level, Matthew Kurtti and Brandon Molina were ranked Bronze and Matt Schoenecker and Noah Seekins were also awarded Bronze status!  Great work everyone!

See the fall newsletter here!

The NDSU Physics department congratulates this years Nobel Prize winners for their work in the field of Laser Physics!  Most notably, a share of the prize goes to Donna Strickland, the first woman to win the prize in 55 years.  Read more here!

Physics Department hosts 'eclipse viewing' gathering.

NDSU physics alumni honored for their Distinguished Careers.

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