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Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South
Room 216 SC
302.857.6659
Fax: 302.857.7482

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  Department of Physics and Engineering

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Overview and Welcome Message

The mission of the Department of Physics and Engineering is to provide a quality high education and training in physics and engineering to students of diverse background. The students are prepared to achieve professional success and leadership status, opening opportunities to a highly demanding multidisciplinary market.

The Department of Physics and Engineering is also home to the Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research (OSCAR), a major research center specializing in optical sciences and their broad applications. The center houses the Center for Research and Education in the Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA),  an NSF-CREST center, and the Center for Applied Optics for Space Sciences (CAOSS), a NASA URC center.  Undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students with keen interest in, among others, optics, lasers, imaging, photonics, and space sciences are invited to apply to our programs with possibility to receive financial support, one-on-one faculty mentoring, training in state-of-the-art technologies, and opportunities for professional development.

We look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to welcome you to our department and university community.
 


 

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED

Physics Degree Program:

The program provides students with well-rounded physics education to enable their entry into careers or graduate programs in a broad range of physics fields.  The Physics degree program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Engineering Physics Degree Program:

The Engineering Physics program is a multidisciplinary program that seeks to train its students with a broad-based foundation in fundamental engineering and physics principles with the depth of disciplinary knowledge needed to succeed in a career in engineering or related fields. Engineering Physics majors can choose from three tracks including:

The Engineering Physics degree program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics.

Physics Education:

The program prepares students to gain the physics and science content necessary to obtain certification to teach at the middle and high school levels

PHYSICS/ENGINEERING PHYSICS MINOR: A student who desires a minor in  Engineering physics must complete Physics 201 and 202, and twelve (12) additional hours of physics/Engineering courses with the approval of the department.

GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED

MS Applied Optics-Thesis Option

MS Applied Optics-Non-Thesis Option

MS Physics-Thesis Option

MS Physics-Non Thesis Option

MS Physics Teaching

PhD Optics

 

 

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Faculty Profile


Professors:
Dr. Gabriel Gwanmesia
Office: SC 202, Lab: SC209
302-857-6653
ggwanmesia@desu.edu

Dr. Aristides Marcano
Office: SC 206, Lab: SC203
302-857-6690
 
Dr. Noureddine Melikechi
VP for Research / Dir. OSCAR Center
Office: A303, Optics Center, Lab: A338
302-857-6656
 
Dr. Essaid Zerrad
Office: SC 241, Lab: SC230
302-857-7489
 
 
Associate Professors:
Dr. Hacene Boukari
Office: A308, lab:A332, Optics Center
302-857-6511
 
Dr. Gour S. Pati
Office: A210, Lab: A233, Optics Center
302-857-6714
 
Dr. Thomas A. Planchon (faculty research webpage)
Director of the Graduate Program
Office: A312, Lab: A336, Optics Center
302-857-6526
 
Dr. Mukti Rana
Chairperson
Office: SC216A, Lab: SC205
302-857-6588

mrana@desu.edu
http://www.desu.edu/~mrana

Dr. Deborah Santamore
A204, Optics Center
302-857-6654

Dr. Renu Tripathi
Office: A212, Lab: A234
302-857-6298
rtripathi@desu.edu

Research  Associate Professor:
Dr. Yuri Markushin
Office: A106, Lab: A130, Optics Center
302-857-6844
ymarkushin@desu.edu

 
Assistant Professors:
Dr. M. Amir Khan
Office: A213, Lab: A238, Optics Center
302-857-6454
 
Dr. Qi Lu
Office: A211, Lab: A236, Optics Center
302-857-6806

Dr. Jun Ren
Office: SC204, Lab: SC 225
302-857-6809
jren@desu.edu


Imaging Facility:
Dr. Wafa Amir, Director
Office: A108, Lab: A124, Optics Center
302-857-6655
wamir@desu.edu

 
Post Doctoral Fellow:
Dr. Angel Fernandez
A338, Optics Center
302-857-7512
afernandez@desu.edu
 
Mrs. Amal Juracka, Department Assistant
SC 216B
302-857-6509
 
 
Technical Secretary:
Mrs. Rose Shields
SC 216
302-857-6659