A Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Physics Department in the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The website contains information regarding the Department, its Faculty, Instructors, Students and Staff, the Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs in Applied Physics that are offered jointly with Rutgers (Newark), and its academic and research activities.

The members of the Physics Department are committed to teaching, research and service to the NJIT Community.  The Department is well known for its accomplishments in basic and applied scientific research.  Our faculty members continue to bring in more federal research dollars per capita than any other department at NJIT, with leading programs in solar-terrestrial research, optics, condensed matter physics, device physics, materials science, and a growing new program in biophysics. 

Our students at both the undergraduate and graduate level enjoy a broad range of opportunities that facilitate them to engage in state-of-the-art research activities under the expert supervision of our faculty.  In addition to being able to co-author papers in scientific journals with our faculty, our graduate students are also able to take part in invention disclosures and patents. The research activities in Physics at NJIT are performed in collaboration with other world-class universities, national labs, government centers, and industry around the country and all over the world.  Through numerous recent hires, our faculty members include an increasing number of ambitious young professors who are eager to share their knowledge with our students.  Together with award winning, seasoned professors, special lecturers, and adjunct faculty, we offer our students a vibrant, research-based intellectual environment to prepare them for the scientifically and technologically advanced careers of tomorrow.

We hope that you will find this information to be useful, whether you are a current or prospective student, a parent, alumni, a researcher or a faculty member at another institution, or are simply interested in physics as a career or a vocation.

Thank you for your interest in the Physics Department at NJIT.  Feel free to contact us – we would be glad to talk to you and answer any of your questions.


Andrei Sirenko