2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Mar 22, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The MS in Electrophysics program is being phased out, and will no longer accept new applicants after the start of the Fall 2013 term. Students currently matriculated in this program will be allowed to complete their requirements. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will continue to offer courses that are required for the completion of these programs by current students. For prospective students who have a particular interest in this subject, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department recommends that you consider applying to the MS in Electrical Engineering program, which allows students to focus on different concentration areas including Electrophysics. Please speak with the Advisor for Graduate Studies of the Department for more information.


Program Director: Nirod Das

NYU-Poly offers a program leading to a Master of Science in Electrophysics. Students entering the program typically have an undergraduate background in electrical engineering or physics, a strong interest in physical phenomena and/or applied mathematics and a desire to conduct research.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering administers the Electrophysics Program.

The program comprises basic courses in wave propagation, electromagnetic theory, microwave circuits and electro-optics. Traditional areas of active research include propagation modeling for wireless communications, propagation and scattering of waves, electromagnetic theory, antennas, microwave circuits, plasmas and solid-state devices. Areas of modern optics covered include lasers and optical communications. Additional areas covered are nonlinear wave propagation, ultrasonic waves in solids and waves in the earth’s ionosphere. NYU-Poly’s electrophysics faculty has significantly contributed to each area cited above. Students are exposed to some of the most current technical developments in each area and can be guided in research at the forefront of these areas.

Goals and Objectives

The Master of Science program in Electrophysics prepares students to work at the interface between electrical engineering and physics, where new engineering applications of various physical phenomena are developed. Emphasis is on wave propagation, microwave circuits, electroptics and plasmas. Students entering the program with an undergraduate degree in physics receive a view of engineering applications and requirement, as well as an advanced view of the physical processes of interest. Students interested in furthering their understanding of these topics may do so by continuing in the PhD program in Electrical Engineering.

Students in this program will gain a deep understanding of the basic physical principles in one or more of the following areas: (a) electromagnetic wave propagation, (b) microwave devices and circuits, (c) antennas and radiation and (d) lasers and electro-optics for communications. Students learn the engineering applications and performance measures of the physical principles in the different areas and are able to apply their knowledge to device and system design problems. For those interested in PhD-level studies, the MS in Electrophysics prepares them for independent research that advances the knowledge of engineering applications of physical principles.