APP faculty research encompasses advanced materials, quantum magnetism, plasmonics and photonics, biophysics and bioengineering, ultracold atom physics, condensed matter and chemical physics, and all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Photonics and Plasmonics

Nanomaterials and Nanodevices

Quantum and Ultracold Matter

Neuroengineering and Biotechnology

Theory and Computation

Complex Fluids, Liquids, and Polymers

Other Research

Other Applied Physics Graduate Program advisors can potentially come from across the following Rice University departments and Texas Medical Center institutions.

Department of Bioengineering

Department of Biosciences

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics

Department of Computer Science

Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Department of Statistics

Texas Medical Center

Baylor College of Medicine

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

University of Texas Health Science Center