We have 17 faculty members who are active in teaching and research, with over 50 combined research fields. Multidisciplinary research projects have involved chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, and other fields.
Students can choose their research topics from a wide range of theoretical or experimental areas, including, but not limited to the following:
- Chemical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics Education
- Statistical Mechanics
- Surface Physics
For more information about our areas of research, visit our Research page!
The University of Maine is unique in having undergraduate and graduate degree programs in both physics and engineering physics.
Graduates from our programs have a high probability of success with the following advantages:
- Good record of post-graduate placement
- Wide-ranging research areas
- Medium-sized program with small class size
- Programs may be started in both the fall and spring semesters
For the graduate programs in particular
- Academic-year and summer-semester graduate assistantships
- Tuition waivers