Department of

Engineering Physics

Carousel placeholder image Dr. Ian Bentley
Jul 18, 2023
New chair to shape future of engineering physics at Florida Poly
LAKELAND, Fla. - As the new chair of Florida Polytechnic University's Engineering Physics Department, Dr. Ian Bentley said he plans to redesign the physics curriculum and work with his department to take the first-year physics program to a new level.
Read More
Carousel placeholder image The Society of Physics Students in the Applied Research Center
Dec 12, 2022
New physics society offers educational, networking opportunities
Florida Polytechnic University members of Sigma Pi Sigma and the Society of Physics Students are taking advantage of opportunities that expose them to internationally recognized scholars, new research, and specialized educational events.
Read More
Carousel placeholder image 2019 Look Back graphic
Dec 31, 2019
2019 Florida Poly look back
The Florida Polytechnic University community celebrated many milestones and achievements in 2019. New accreditation, degrees, partnerships, grants, and victories marked 12 successful months in the University's history.
Read More

Degree Information

The Department of Engineering Physics offers a B.S. in Engineering Physics.

Academic Calendar

Featured Links




Program and Student Outcomes

Our rigorous Engineering Physics curriculum allows Florida Poly graduates to:

Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Meet the Faculty

Professor - 9
Instructor of Physics
Associate Professor - 9

Supportive Environment

Many elements of Florida Poly life come together to create a rich and successful student experience.
A student talking with her academic success coach.


Florida Poly's academic success coaches are available to meet with students about many topics, including registration and academic success coaching.
career fair

Career Development

The Office of Career Development provides comprehensive career services to students, alumni, and employers. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to helping you make your career dreams a reality.

Capstone Design Projects

Florida Poly’s Capstone Design Project is a two-semester program that provides students with the opportunity to work with real-world, open-ended, interdisciplinary challenges proposed by industrial and research project sponsors. 
Students look through a telescope.

Co and Extra Curricular Activities

There's more to the college experience than lectures and lab work. Florida Poly has more than 35 student clubs that are run by students for students. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions and explore new interests by joining a club. 


Innovation Labs

Our Innovation Labs give students the opportunity to test their big ideas on the same advanced equipment used in leading industrial and corporate environments.

career fair


Internships are a central part of the educational experience at Florida Poly. Our staff helps students find available internships, reviews resume, and helps students plan their ideal career path after graduation.

Facilities and Resources

The department includes a number of facilities used by faculty members and research staff to conduct scientific research with the involvement of undergraduate students.

Some of the most important include:

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition – MTI Corporation GSL 1600X, for the fabrication of atomically-thin, un-patterned 2-dimensional semiconductors;
  • Nano 3D Printer – Dimatix – Fuji Film, for the printing of atomically-thin, patterned 2-dimensional semiconductors;
  • Spin Coating Unit –WS-650SZ-6NPP-A1/AR1/IND, for deposition of thin films by sol-gel and polymeric films;
  • Planetary Four-station Ball Miller with Reactive Gas Handling System – Retsch PM 440, MA-Type, for the synthesis of nanoparticles, oxide dispersant alloys, doping with catalysts, solid state synthesis of nanostructures;
  • Hydrothermal Reactor – PARR Instruments, for the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles, bio-algae production for energy storage, leachate treatment and other materials;
  • Centrifuge – 4000 RPM, Thermo Scientific, Sorvall ST40R, for filtration, washing, purification of nanostructures, quantum-dots, Core-shell nanoparticles;
  • Desktop Pellet Press – Across International, for pelletizing or densifying the nanoparticles for mechanical testing or microstructural imaging;
  • Muffle Furnace – Thermolyne, for calcination, annealing and synthesis of photoluminescent materials at high temperatures;
  • Microwave Furnace – CEM Innovators in Microwave Technology, for rapid synthesis of materials and systems for different applications of energy storage devices, photoluminescent materials;
  • Tube Furnace – Carbolyte – with Gas Handling, for annealing, calcination, carbonation, heating under purge gas;
  • Ozonizer – PSD Pro Series Digital UV-Ozone System, for UV-Ozone treatment of thin films and polymer encapsulated thermochromic dyes and other reactive products development;
  • High Speed Stirrer – OMNI International, GLH 850, for de-agglomeration of 2D-nanostrucutres, synthesis of encapsulated thermochromic dyes, and vigorous stirring and agitation for chemical mixing and homogeneous product for coating;

  • UV - Vis Spectrophotometer – Agilent Cary-60, for UV-Vis absorption or transmission spectra of liquids, thin films and colloidal samples;
  • TGA/DSC 1 – Thermal Gravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimeter – Mettler Toledo, for thermal characterization of materials;
  • Solar Simulator – Sun 2000, ABET Technologies, for photo-voltaic characterization and testing;
  • Temperature-Humidity Chamber – Test Equity, Model 123H, for calorimetric measurements and controlled reactions;
  • Low-field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - Field Forensics, Model CVZ 1000, for the determination of the structures of molecules;
  • pH Meter – Thermo Scientific, for pH measurement of wastewater, leachate, intermediate chemical/sol-gel processed liquid samples;
  • Calorimeter – CIE L*a*b* - OCE Instruments, Model PCE CSM-4, for color coordinate characteristics, chromodynamics, lightness index of the samples and thermochromic property measurements;
  • Microscope LR 452 – Fisher Scientific Model 334620, for optical inspection of samples;
  • High Pressure and High Temperature Absorption and Desorption Unit – PCT Pro E&E (Sievert’s type) - Setaram Inc., for Porosity analysis, PCT Isotherms, Sorption kinetics and Cycle life analysis;
  • Chemical digestor – Hach DRS 200 and Chemical Oxygen Demand Spectrophotometer, - Hach DR3900, for determination of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) by the Reactor Digestion Method.