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MISSION AND VISION

The mission of the Bachelor of Science Degree program in physics is to offer traditional preparation of students for opportunities in graduate study, research, pre-engineering and employment. There are two concentrations in the Physics degree program:  medical Physics and pre-engineering. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation and training opportunities in interdisciplinary research areas such as chemical physics, medical physics, biomedical engineering, material science, optics and lasers and engineering.

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ABOUT

Physics and pre-engineering is one of Dillard's signature programs, offering a best-in-class, competitive education.

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HISTORY

The history of one of Dillard's most prestigious programs.

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STUDENT RESEARCH

Opportunities comparable with Research I universities and graduate schools.

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WHY STUDY PHYSICS?

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Internationally Known 

Under the leadership of Presidential Physics Professor Dr. Abdalla Darwish, the Physics and Pre-Engineering Program at Dillard University has gained global attention and recognition. Dr. Darwish has involved our program and its students in his groundbreaking research, patents, and inventions, which have led to over 34 invited international talks in Japan, China, Italy, France, Spain, and more in 2017 and over 24 invited international talks in 2018. Our students benefit from his internationally recognized work in thin film fabrication using the pulse laser deposition (PLD) technique and his specialization in nonlinear optical and Nanocomposite materials, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), infrared double optical spectroscopy, ion implantation, and more.

 

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*Picture taken at Japan University of Tokyo with Professor Junichiro Shiomi.

 

 
 

 

Graduate School Preparation

One of the top priorities of our program is preparing students for graduate school. From coauthoring publications in peer-reviewed journals to working on projects funded by the Army and the Air Force, students gain hands-on experience to prepare them for graduate school and beyond. Our students have contributed to a number of important research projects supported by AFOSR and ARO grants, whose objective is to produce operationally feasible polymer nanocomposite films for sensor and light emitting applications using the new invention of double pulsed laser deposition (DPLD). These opportunities more than prepare our students to excel in graduate physics programs.

 

 
 

 

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 University Boasts Most Black Women Physics Grads

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Success Stories and Activities

Dillard Physics and Pre-Engineering Program consistently seeks new ways to empower students to be active and find success. Learn more about the most exciting things happening in our department.

 

*Picture of DU WISHES Summer Program supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research through EPA

 

 




 

GIVE TO DILLARD PHYSICS AND PRE-ENGINEERING

To support our mission and vision, Dillard Physics and Pre-Engineering relies on support from the community. We aim to create opportunity for youth within ourbeloved city of New Orleans by introducing and exposing young men and women of color to STEM research. Education is an incubator for literacy, employment, citizenship and activism. We aim to serve as a citadel of advancement, an educational map, an economic development plan and a protector for those dealing intimately with poverty in our community. For more information on African American underrepresentation in physics and Dillard’s successes with African American physics students, read “Untapped Talent: The AfricanAmerican Presence in Physics and the Geosciences,” a report published by the American Institute of Physics. 

 

 

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Contact

Phone: 504.283.8822

Address: 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
504.283.8822

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