PH.D. IN Engineering Physics

The Ph.D. in Engineering Physics offers exciting opportunities to build upon the research that is being carried out in the Department of Physical Sciences including remote sensing, and the design and implementation of electro-optical and radar systems. 

The objective of ERAU’s Ph.D. program in Engineering Physics is to provide advanced education and research opportunities to exceptional students by providing a research environment which fosters collaboration, creative thinking and publishing of findings in nationally recognized journals.

Students are involved in all the research, which includes grants funded by NASA, the National Security Agency (NSA), and other agencies.

The constant achievements and advancement of scientific knowledge increase the demand for highly trained scientists and engineers with specialized skills. Opportunities abound in computing, space education, medicine, robotics, software engineering, system administration, and general engineering.

Students are able to work with state of the art optical instruments, laser systems for atmospheric sounding, a laboratory plasma chamber, a space simulation chamber, supercomputer for modeling calculations, and the largest University research telescope in the southeastern United States.

Areas of Research:

  • Aeronomy/Upper-Atmospheric Physics
  • Space Physics
  • Spacecraft Instrumentation
  • Spacecraft Systems Engineering
  • Spacecraft Power and Thermal Control
  • Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Systems
  • Space Robotics/Autonomous Systems
  • Space Weather
  • Remote Sensing

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