About Us


About Us


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Northern Illinois University Department of Physics Web Site. We would be pleased to provide you with additional information about our department, programs, or people. You may contact us by phone at (815)753-6415 or by email Jlorang@niu.edu

NIU is located near Fermilab and Argonne and most faculty, and a large number of undergraduate and graduate students, are involved in research at these two national laboratories. NIU's physics graduate program was recently ranked in the upper 40% among U.S. universities and concentrates on research in materials science, nanoscience, accelerator physics, and particle physics.

Laurence Lurio
Department Chair