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Research Areas

Engineering Physics

Queen's has a rich and varied history in engineering and applied physics. Research in the group covers a wide range of topics, with the common theme of using basic science and physics to improve the quality of life and to solve current or future problems facing people both in Canada and worldwide. This research spans areas of photonics, quantum information technology, medical physics, non-destructive evaluation, materials physics, electronic device physics, and plasma physics. Most of our faculty are registered engineers and many have worked in industry and start-up companies.


Several of the faculty members within Engineering & Applied Physics work on Condensed Matter Physics & Optics.

Theoretical & Computational Research

Nanophotonics, light-matter interactions, nano-devices, semiconductor optoelectronics, computational electrodynamics, quantum information technologies.

Experimental Research

Glancing angle deposition, optics of anisotropic thin films and materials, nanoscale electronics and mechanics, organic and polymer light-emitting devices, small-angle x-ray scattering, ultrasonic imaging, clinical cancer care, radiation physics, non-destructive stress evaluation.