Department of Physics

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 190
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
(location map)
(248) 370-3416
Fax: (248) 370-3408

Department of Physics Research

The Department of Physics provides both undergraduate and graduate students with many opportunities for research. The department's research is focused in three areas: Map of Research Collaborations

Our faculty collaborate with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine.

Research Productivity for the Past Five Years

All faculty members of the Department of Physics are leading researchers, averaging more than four peer-reviewed scientific papers in professional journals per faculty member per year. During a ceremony hosted by the President’s Office on December 7, 2007, the Department of Physics displayed its innovative research findings and proudly received the first Outstanding Research Support Achievement Award (ORSAA), established to recognize individual academic units for outstanding funded research supports.

The department's research is supported by grants from external agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). The Department of Physics is a leader in external funding among OU departments. Over the last 10 years, the department has averaged more than $30,000 of external grant support per faculty member per year. Only in the 2007-2008 academic year, the department received more than $2.9 million in external funding.