ELON UNIVERSITY PHYSICS DEPARTMENT is characterized by: an innovative curriculum where students learn physics by doing physics, a strong student-centered undergraduate research program, and a commitment to community outreach at the local, national, and international level. Our department, along with the engineering program, offers several undergraduate pathways for students who have an interest in physics, along with courses for students who are interested in physics and astronomy but focus their academic pursuits primarily on other disciplines. Our physics graduates have followed a wide range career paths including graduate programs in physics, engineering, medical physics, biological sciences, astronomy, computer science, and management; other alumni enjoy employment as technical specialists, business analysts, engineers, project managers, secondary school teachers, among others. Current students are welcomed into a friendly and supportive academic and social environment, with an active Society of Physics Students Club and the Engineering Club.

IMAGINE yourself in courses that use inventive approaches to teaching and learning; imagine engaging in cutting edge research already in your first year; imagine presenting your work at local, national, and international conferences; imagine a friendly atmosphere where you freely interact with students and professors; imagine supporting science literacy with kids near the university and at locations across the world; imagine being part of an active physics student group that sponsors social and academic events.

PLEASE EXPLORE the Physics Department website and if you have questions or would like to schedule a visit please email Dr. Martin Kamela, Chair of the department: mkamela@elon.edu

Physics News

Lumen Scholar’s research part of effort to create lifesaving sanitation solution worldwide 

Honors Fellow Michael Dryzer ’19 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

In Times-News article, Pranab Das explains what's behind erratic weather this winter

Das, a professor of physics, offered insight into how climate change is causing fluctuating temperatures and spontaneous precipitation this winter. 

‘Elon University Faculty: Passionately Curious’ celebrates faculty scholarship

The 2018 edition of the President’s Report highlights the accomplishments of the university’s outstanding educators. These intellectual leaders exemplify the kind of drive and commitment that makes Elon such a distinctive academic community.

Faculty members selected to be 2018-19 Sustainability Scholars

Now in its 11th year, the program will aid yet another diverse group of faculty in integrating sustainability into academic courses across campus.

Elon faculty voices highlighted

Cindy Fair, Tony Crider, Haya Ajjan and Jean Rattigan-Rohr shared their innovative scholarship, insights into teaching and approaches to community engagement at Elon Talks: Faculty Voices.