Our teaching is noted for our dedication to achieve balance between theoretical training and experiments.
Due to rapid development in natural sciences, the curricula, experiment laboratories and teaching facilities have been renewed and reinnovated several times over the years
Since physics is a science based on solid experiments, the department places great emphasis on the teaching of experimental physics.
In addition to offering traditional curricula in physics, the department also works according to the university`s policy to achieve the globalization of education. Examples of such efforts include the four-plus-one bachelor/master programs in cooperation with Drexel University of the United States and the exchange programs between Chung Yuan and Niigata University in Japan, which help to broaden our students` perspectives in academic studies.
With a view to encouraging students of outstanding performance to advance to the stage of graduate studies earlier, we also follow the university`s policy to offer four-plus-one bachelor/master programs.
In view of urging students to put their studies into practice earlier by working on research projects, the department established Chin-Sheng Ro Scholarship and has held research papers competitions in recent years as a platform for students to present and publish their research papers.
To promote research incentives and broaden students` perspectives, well-known scholars in Taiwan or from overseas were invited to give seminar talks and share their research experiences in the department on weekly basis. Currently, the department`s faculty members direct their research efforts to three areas of studies -- theoretical physics, materials science, and optics. The teaching and research programs of these three areas support and accommodate with one another perfectly well. To keep abreast with the current trends in scientific development locally and globally and to take advantage of our superb faculty, facilities, and programs, the department concentrates our research and education efforts on two tracks: Traditional Physics and Optical & Materials Sciences.
Enriched education programs
From 2006 onward, our undergraduate students are required to be enrolled into one of the following two tracks: Physics Division and Optical & Materials Sciences. The new programs define clearer paths for them upon graduation in terms of their discipline and specialty. Graduates from the Physics Division are expected to have more solid training in computational physics than the traditional physics track. They will be better equipped to meet the demand of experts in computation and analysis in both areas of academic studies and R&D in industry sector. Students of the Optical & Materials Sciences are expected to be specialized in optics and materials science and better trained in experimental physics. The training will be beneficial to their future career development.
Diligent teachers of excellent experience
The majority of our current full-time faculty members earned their doctoral degrees from either local or international well-known universities. The department also hires many talented experts and scholars with outstanding research and industry experiences to be our part-time teachers.
Top notch research talents: Because of their outstanding research performances, many teachers in the department have been honored with Outstanding Research Awards from both the National Science Council and our university.
Professional teaching and student counselling:
A number of teachers in the department have been awarded with the Award of Teaching Excellence and the Award of Excellent Student Advisors from both the university and the College of Science. Our teachers are noted for their professional excellence as well as their accessibility.
Spacious facilities and state-of-the-art equipment
Teaching Laboratories: At the present time, the physics laboratories in the department include General Physics Laboratory, Electromagnetics Laboratory, Thermal Laboratory, Optics Laboratory, Quantum Physics Laboratory, and those for special programs, such as Optoelectronics Laboratory, Materials Laboratory, Laboratory of Computational Physics and Electronics Laboratory. The area allotted for laboratories is about 152 square feet in total.
Research labs for special projects: There are in total 14 laboratories set up for special programs:
Name of the Lab
Ming Chang Huang, Ding Wei Huang, Hsiang Chi Tseng, Kwei-Chou Yang, Chih-Lung Chou, Li-Yi Hsu, Chun-Khiang Chua, Chung-Wen Kao