The Department of Physics at the University of West Florida is committed to providing quality education in traditional physics, engineering physics, physics with computer science, and offers B.S. degree in physics. There are four full-time faculty members who contribute to research programs in Organic Thin Film Preparation & Characterization, Nonlinear Optics and Phase Conjugation, Single Crystal Growth, and Theoretical Quantum Optics. The physics classes are generally small and are taught by highly-qualified faculty members rather than graduate students. Professors are readily available and willing to interact with students on a personal level. All faculty members usually have extended office hours. Students are encouraged to participate in various fields of research and work side-by-side with faculty.
Tracy Lawson , Michael Kordell II , Jacques Perry , Holly Renaud , Chandra Prayaga, and Laszlo Ujj win the Physics as and Audience Choice Award sponsored by Business Computer Accounting for their poster- Investigation of Dielectric Properties of liquid Crystals near Phase Transitions.
SEASTARS is the Scholars of Engineering, Applied Sciences & Technology Annual Research Symposium held each spring. Other winners of the SEASTARS symposium are listed in the 2009 volume of the UWF Argojournal.
Matthew Vaughn, Ross Dickinson, and Laszlo Ujj presented their work on on modeling Distributed Feedback Lasers at the 2011 Student Scholar Symposium- Mathematical Model for Investigating the Performance Characteristics of Distributed Feedback Dye Lasers.