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Founded in 1987, the Department of Applied Physics (AP) has long been engaging in top-notch scientific research activities, as well as training high-quality graduates to serve society.
With its 80-strong team of academic staff and researchers, AP is specialized in the research of the following topics:

(1) Nanomaterials & Micro/Nanoelectronics, (2) Machine Learning & Computational Physics, (3) Green Energy & Carbon Neutrality, (4) Photonics, Plasmonics & Optoelectronics, and (5) Quantum Physics & Devices. 

The Department is well-equipped with more than 30 laboratories. In addition, it has benefited from the world-class research facilities in various university-managed research facilities such as Cleanroom and the Centre for Electron Microscopy. Our researchers are also actively involved in industrial collaborations and consultancy projects, contributing to the technological development locally and in the Greater Bay Area.

AP is devoted to educating next-generation technological professionals, nurturing them with the best resources and opportunities. Every year, our students perform exchange studies and internships in renowned universities and institutions worldwide, broadening their horizons and gaining invaluable experience. Graduates of our Engineering Physics degree programme are highly sought-after and serve society over a broad spectrum of businesses and sectors. Our Department also plays a significant role in Physics Education in Hong Kong by working closely with local secondary schools through various STEM education projects and the Award-winning out-of-classroom physics experiment platform, LabXRA.


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