Rutgers–Camden’s Department of Physics offers flexible degree options for those interested in studying science and engineering at the most fundamental level. Our graduates are well prepared to either go on to pursue an advanced degree or enter the STEM workforce.
We invite prospective students to learn more about the Faculty and the Research they spearhead with the assistance of undergraduates. More information on the curriculum (such as course offerings and requirements) can also be found on our Degree Programs and Courses pages. Students interested in attending are more than welcome to contact us as well, to inquire about a tour of the department or the opportunity to sit in on a class.
From Classroom to Practice
Our students receive well-rounded exposure to classical and modern physics in the classroom. For practical training, the department is equipped with advanced materials characterization equipment, lasers, optics, and vacuum equipment. Students with an interest in Computational Biophysics can access high performance computing facilities under the supervision of faculty.
Applying Research Skills
Physics students perform a major research project in their third or fourth year. Recent students have presented research posters at Rutgers–Camden’s A Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (CURCA) and have also co-authored journal publications for Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, and Chemical Physics Letters.
For more information on how Rutgers-Camden’s Department of Physics and other departments in science, mathematics and engineering are working together to improve the resources, networking and research abilities for students, please visit the webpage for the University’s Q-STEP Program, here.
- We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Hong Fang will join our department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023. Dr. Fang’s groundbreaking research employs computational modeling techniques to enhance energy storage technologies. Check out his recent article in Nature Communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-29769-5
- Congratulations to Dr. Grace Brannigan on being awarded the 2023 Presidential Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award.
- Dr. O’Malley recently delivered an invited talk at MATERIALS 2023, a Materials Science & Engineering Conference held in Houston, TX.
- A recent article in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, authored by faculty and affiliated members from the Department of Physics, showcases the interdisciplinary research endeavors underway at Rutgers-Camden. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.123971
- We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new course Introduction to Mechatronics (50:750:361) along with an accompanying lab (50:750:364). The introductory course represents the perfect blend of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering.
- We are very excited to announce that Dr. Hunter King will be joining the department Fall 2022 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. King utilizes physics to answer questions related to the evolution of organisms. Here are some articles written about his very interesting research: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/science/why-birds-are-the-worlds-best-engineers.html, and https://www.businessinsider.com/namib-desert-beetle-fog-technology-water-crisis-research-2020-8.
- Congratulations to Dr. Grace Brannigan on being awarded the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity.
- Congratulations to Dr. Julianne Griepenburg on her NSF LEAPS-MPS award titled “Rational design of macromolecular assemblies controlled via plasmonic activation” https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2213408
- Congratulations to Dr. Grace Brannigan on her NSF DGE award titled “Codes For Life – Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Software for Biomolecular Interactions” https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2152059