Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso! Our department is a thriving, dynamic place to start a career in physics for undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for research and teaching. Our undergraduate and graduate students actively participate in the exciting computational and experimental research being carried out in the department in various areas such as chemical physics, condensed matter, material science, biophysics, and nuclear theory. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching, research and mentoring. We have faculty members who have won recognition at the university, state and national level for teaching and mentoring.
It is well known that physics training helps students develop careers in different sectors in industry, government, and academia. Our undergraduate program offers concentrations in Applied, Atmospheric, and Medical Physics. Our graduate program offers MS degree in Physics but our faculty also participates in interdisciplinary PhD programs in Computational Science, Materials Science and Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering. Our graduate students are offered rigorous, involved training in research that helps them develop knowledge and skills necessary for future career. The department has outstanding research facilities in optical microscopy and spectroscopy, two-photon microscopy, X-ray scattering, material synthesis, and computational facilities. The physics faculty has been successful in seeking external funding to support their students and postdocs.
Our webpages will give you a good overview of the department activity. Please visit the department if you are interested in joining the department as undergraduate or a graduate student or looking for a research or teaching position. Welcome to our department!
Dr. Tunna Baruah