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Applied Physics Program

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Cordovilla Leon awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Darwin F. Cordovilla Leon has been awarded a 2019 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.

Bridge to success and inclusivity

The American Physical Society’s Bridge Program increases the output of doctorates awarded to underrepresented graduate students in the physical sciences.

Applied Physics is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that bridges physics with emerging technologies

Michigan has a distinguished record of innovation in Applied Physics. With a broad range of multidisciplinary research and access to the most advanced facilities, the program offers a dynamic environment for graduate training. Structured to meet individual goals, our curriculum allows research training blending the discipline of physics with chemistry, engineering, environmental science, geology, medicine, natural resources and public policy.

The University of Michigan Applied Physics Program is committed to a leading role in this endeavor. Current projects include nanoscience and technology, condensed matter and materials physics, optics, energy, plasma and chemical physics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, photonics, quantum electronics and information, solid state electronics synchrotron radiation and ultrafast science.

Our graduates are highly sought after to fill leadership positions in research, industry, academia and government. We invite you to look at our website to discover why the opportunities for bridging science and technology have never been more exciting here at the University of Michigan in Applied Physics!

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."