Nanjing University of
Information Science & Technology

School of Physics & Optoelectronic Engineering

About us

School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering has been recognized as a featured educational organization and research institution offering outstanding opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate education, for scientific research and industrial collaboration. Our mission is to prepare students for professional learning and graduate study and to advance the scientific and technological basis  research frontier and industrial practice.

School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering was established in November, 2011. However, it stems from the Teaching and Research Section of Physics founded in 1960 when the University was founded. Furthermore, it has predecessors of Department of Fundamental Sciences, Department of Electronic Information and Applied Physics, Department of Physics and School of Mathematics and Physics. Currently, the school  comprises four departments, a teaching centre for physics experiments, a teaching centre of university physics and several institutes. Presently, there are 68 staff including 12 professors, 19 associate professors, 22 assistant professors and 15 administrative and technical staff and over 600 students. The School offers a PhD program of space weather, 2 master-level programs including optical engineering and space weather and 4 undergraduate programs including physics, applied physics, materials physics and optical information science and technology.

The research in the School contains disciplines of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering and Optical Engineering. We are leading the way to overcoming some of the most challenging scientific and technological problems today. Typically, we have reached a well-known high research level in computational physics, atmospheric optics, metallic and functional composite materials, optoelectronic nanometer materials and devices and space weather.

• Department of Physics
There are 14 faculty members in the Department of Physics. The Department offers one undergraduate program of physics and also contributes to all the physics-related teaching affairs of the University. The research in the Department focuses on computational physics, space weather and solid state physics.

• Department of Applied Physics
There are 14 faculty members in the Department of Applied Physics. The Department is committed to achieve excellence in teaching and research. The Department offers one undergraduate program of applied physics. The features of the research in the Department lie in applications of quantum theory in magnetic materials and functional nanomaterials and their applications in devices.

• Department of Materials Physics
There are 11 faculty members in the Department of Materials Physics. The Department offers one undergraduate program of materials physics, which provides professional practice for materials science and technology. The research in this department concentrates on investigating the preparation and performance of metal and functional materials.

• Department of Optoelectronic Engineering
There are 14 faculty members in the Department of Optoelectronic Engineering. The Department offers one undergraduate program of optical information science and technology. The researchers in this department are interested in atmospheric optics, optical communication, etc.