About the Department

Dr. Lirong Zeng

 

The Department of Applied Science is an interdisciplinary department that supports applied research in a broad set of areas. It offers two graduate degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science.

Research areas and educational opportunities supported by the department faculty include:

  • Alternative Energy¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Applied Mathematics & Statistics¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Biomedical Engineering¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Biotechnology & Plant Genetic Engineering
  • Environmental Research
  • Geophysics
  • Material Science & Nanotechnology

The department faculty are united in their pursuit of quality graduate research and education, which provides students with a very different experience from their undergraduate careers. Graduate education provides an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge, to broaden their understanding, and to develop their capabilities to define a novel problem and solve it.

The department faculty serve as counselors and assistants to develop each graduate student’s ambition and dedication to achieve a worthwhile accomplishment. Students are expected to define goals and to organize and execute a program of study and research needed to meet those goals. Graduates of the program reflect their commitment to the discipline and to scholarly standards.