Department of Applied Physics



This department was one of the original departments when Tunghai was founded in 1955. 
Almost 1269 students have graduated in the past 50 years, and over one-third have gone on to obtain doctorates. 
Their accomplishments have been affirmed by the physics world locally and overseas. 
To meet the requirements of the present, and provide personnel for the nation's high-tech productivity and leading-edge resea
this department was authorized to establish a Master's degree program in 1998, and a Ph.D. program in 2010.


The educational objective emphasizes training in experimental abil­ity and developing ability in technological analysis.  
With the estab­lish­ment of the Master's program, basic science will be extended to develop high-tech professional personnel.

 The distinctive of the department include many elective courses, with large flexibility; all courses have a completed outline, 
and all instructional courses are interrelated; equipment is state-of the art; faculty expertise includes computer technology,
laser optics, plasma technology, bio­physics, material and surface science.


Research emphases:

1.  Material and surface physics.  Experimental and technological  researches include:

(a)    Developmental research on thin films

(b)    Material surface, surface electrons, and geometrical struc­tures

(c)     Surface photoelectric characteristics

(d)    Electronic component applications

(e)       High-temperature superconductor and precision measurements.

2. Photoelectric and laser physics:

(a)    Physics research with laser spectroscopy

(b)    Nonlinear optics

(c)     Photoelectric semiconductor components

(d)    Fiber optic communication and optical information

3. Biophysics.  Research projects include:

(a)    The biophysics of gene molecules

(b)    Ultra-fine structure of nucleic acid

(c)     Structure and function of protein-nucleic acid composites

(d)    Sequence analysis of biological macromolecules

4. Theoretical physics, computational physics:

(a)    Computation of plasma dynamics

(b)    Modeling nonlinear dynamics

(c)     Modeling the three-dimensional structure of biological macro­mole­cules

(d)       Development of computer applications in assisting theoretical physics


5. Analysis of modeling of condensed-matter theoretical struc­tures