Applied Science is an interdisciplinary graduate department that focuses on the Ph.D., which also offers an M.S. degree in some cases. In Applied Science we use the tools, the techniques, and the understanding involved in a wide range of sciences in order to solve complex scientific and technical problems. Our graduate students work with Applied Science core faculty as well as with affiliated faculty from the Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Psychology and Mathematics departments, as well as with adjunct faculty from nearby Jefferson Lab, VIMS and NASA Langley.
Core faculty research interests include: nondestructive evaluation, robotics and medical imaging; nanotechnology and thin films, surface science, electronic and magnetic materials science; physical and chemical properties and characterization of polymers; laser spectroscopy; solid state nuclear magnetic resonance; neurophysiology; computational neuroscience, and cell biology.