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Department Engineering Physics

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Saving this planet, exploring the rest

From cancer and heart disease to clean energy and space travel, the Department of Engineering Physics integrates fundamental physics, mathematics and engineering principles to solve critical societal problems, all while educating new generations of leaders.

Our ultimate goal is to help find solutions for saving people and our planet, while simultaneously exploring technology designed to bring us closer to the rest of the universe.

At a glance

Engineering physics department

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of the nation’s few remaining research and teaching nuclear reactors
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undergraduate ranking among public universities in nuclear engineering
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graduate ranking among public universities in nuclear engineering

Engineering physics news

In our department, our research spans areas that include aerospace, materials, fusion energy, nuclear systems and more‚ÄĒand we are a community that brings them all together for the benefit of our world.
Emily Jewell
“From the second I stepped on campus at UW-Madison, I knew that I would be able to pen an amazing life for myself. This was because of the myriad opportunities the university offers and the amazingly supportive networks and communities I found within the College of Engineering and beyond, including with my fellow EM/EMA students.”
Emily Jewell, EMA ’18
graduate student at Stanford University; recipient of “20 Twenties” award from AIAA in 2019
Steffi Diem

Meet the faculty

The engineering physics faculty come from a variety of backgrounds, all bringing their experience and research together to create a dynamic, inspirational department of world-class educators.