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

Elon professor and alumnus host workshop in Washington D.C.

Pranab Das and Daniel Blair '97 will co-host an advanced summer school for graduate students and a research working group at Georgetown next week.

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Evans awarded $108,000 National Science Foundation grant for research in soft robotics

The research focuses on the use of magnetic forces to move polymer composites embedded with magnetic particles and could have practical application in medical diagnostic devices.  

Evans publishes manuscript on microscopic magnetic swimmers

The article appearing in Nanoscale describes research by a team including Associate Professor of Physics Benjamin Evans into the behavior of a microscale swimming device controlled with magnetic fields.

National Science Foundation features research by Evans on using magnetics to control 'soft robots'

A manuscript coauthored by Ben Evans, associate professor of physics, was featured as a Top Story on the NSF's Science360 News.