Programs in Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Medical Physics

Applied Physics | Applied Mathematics | Materials Science & Engineering | Medical Physics

APAM Department Research

The Department is a leader in advanced research including nanoscale science, advanced scientific computing, applied mathematics, earth science, plasma physics and controlled fusion, solid-state physics, optical and laser physics, medical physics, and materials for information technologies.


Faculty Members

The faculty members in the APAM Department are a vital and coherent group of active scholars, heavily involved in several interdisciplinary research areas including nanoscale science, advanced scientific computing, earth science, plasma physics, and materials for information technologies.

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics is unique, with vibrant academic programs and cutting-edge research spanning from applied physics, to applied mathematics, to materials science and engineering, and to medical physics. These efforts highlight our Department, as do the many interconnections between them.

Modeling ways to predict weather. Decoding the mathematics of cancer. Testing sophisticated solutions for developing nanoscale devices. Pioneering fusion energy. Those are just some of the extraordinary advances made in our Department.

In Memoriam: C.K. Chu

Columbia Engineering and Applied Science community mourns the loss and celebrates the life of Chia-Kun (John) Chu, the Fu Foundation Professor Emeritus of More
Jan 04 2023

Paz-Soldan Discusses Nuclear Fusion

Carlos Paz-Soldan discusses nuclear fusion in the New York Post article, "What is nuclear fusion, and why Tuesday’s announcement is important" More
Dec 14 2022 | New York Post

Yang Receives DURIP Award

Yuan Yang was awarded an instrument from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) program. More
Nov 28 2022
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In NYC, digital twin project tackles traffic

Qiang Du is involved in Columbia's Hybrid Twins for Urban Transportation project that determine how sensing data and machine learning can help optimize traffic More
Sep 26 2022 |
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Seeing More Deeply into Nanomaterials

New 3D imaging tool reveals engineered and self-assembled nanoparticle lattices with highest resolution yet—7nm—about 1/100,000 of the width of a human hair More
Apr 13 2022 | By Holly Evarts | Photo Credit: Oleg Gang/Columbia Engineering
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Thomas C. Marshall Scholarship

Columbia Engineering has established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of Thomas C. Marshall (1935-2021) More
Mar 14 2022