Academic Advisors

Undergraduate Student Advising


Graduate Student Advisors



Undergraduate Advising

Departmental advisors are assigned to each of our majors: Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Materials Science. The same advisors track students from their sophomore to junior to senior years; generally, students have the same advisor for three years. General Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Materials Science advisors can be contacted when the assigned advisor is not available.

These advisors can give you advice about your major requirements and help you keep on track toward graduation. They can also offer advice about graduate school options and career directions; they are prepared to discuss other academic and career matters, as well. Academic questions outside your major should be addressed to academic advisor in the Center for Student Advising (CSA) in Lerner Hall. Answers to questions concerning career direction (involving nearer-term employment, professional schools, ...) can be sought from your Career Education advisor.

First-year students with potential interest in majoring in Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Materials Science are welcome to chat with the general advisor in their area.

Second-year pre-major students are welcome to chat with the sophomore advisor in their area.

Students potentially interested in studying abroad should speak with an APAM advisor as soon as possible (even as first-year students) so they can chart a successful program.

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Applied Physics (AP) Undergraduate Advisors


General AP Undergraduate Advisor|
Francesco Volpe, Associate Professor
Phone: 212-854-6528
Email: fvolpe@columbia.edu
Office: 204 Mudd

Class of 2018 AP Undergraduate Advisor
Andrew Cole, Assistant Professor
Phone: 212-854-6632
Email: ajc2208@columbia.edu
Office: 206 Mudd

Class of 2019 AP Undergraduate Advisor
Irving Herman, Professor
Phone: 212-854-4950
Email: iph1@columbia.edu
Office: 905 CEPSR

Class of 2020 AP Undergraduate Advisor
Nanfang Yu
, Assistant Professor
Phone: 212-854-2196 / 212-854-9940
Email: ny2214@columbia.edu
Office: 201 Mudd

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Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Advisors

General AM Undergraduate Advisors
Marc Spiegelman, Professor
Phone: 845-704-2323
Email: mspieg@ldeo.columbia.edu
Office: 211 Mudd
&
Adam Sobel, Professor
Phone: 212-854-6587
Email: ahs129@columbia.edu
Office: 217 Mudd

Class of 2018 AM Undergraduate Advisors
Marc Spiegelman, Professor (A-L)
Phone: 845-704-2323
Email: mspieg@ldeo.columbia.edu
Office: 211 Mudd
&
Chris Wiggins, Professor, (M-Z)
Phone: 347-878-1256
Email: chris.wiggins@columbia.edu
Office: 428 Mudd, 4th floor Mudd, DSI suite

Class of 2019 AM Undergraduate Advisor
s
Lorenzo M. Polvani
, Professor (A-L)
Phone: 212-854-7331
Email: lmp@columbia.edu
Office: 216 Mudd
&
Michael Tippett, Associate Professor (M-Z)
Phone: 212-851-5936
Email: michael.tippett@columbia.edu
Office: 287C Engineering Terrace

Class of 2020 AM Undergraduate Advisors
Kyle Mandli
, Assistant Professor (A-L)
Phone: 212-854-4485
Email: kyle.mandli@columbia.edu
Office: 288 Engineering Terrace
&
Adam Sobel
, Professor (M-Z)
Phone: 212-854-6587
Email: ahs129@columbia.edu
Office: 217 Mudd


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Materials Science (Mat Sci) Undergraduate Advisor

General Mat Sci Undergraduate Advisor
I.C. Noyan, Professor & APAM Chair
Phone: 212-854-8919
Email: icn2@columbia.edu
Office: 208 Mudd

Class of 2018 Mat Sci Undergraduate Advisors
Simon Billinge, Professor
Phone: 212-854-2918
Email: sb2896@columbia.edu
Office: 1105 Mudd
&
I.C. Noyan, Professor & APAM Chair
Phone: 212-854-8919
Email: icn2@columbia.edu
Office: 208 Mudd

Class of 2019 Mat Sci Undergraduate Advisor
William Bailey, Associate Professor
Phone: 212-854-3090
Email: web54@columbia.edu
Office: 1140 Mudd

Class of 2020 Mat Sci Undergraduate Advisor
Yuan Yang, Assistant Professor
Phone: 212-851-5935
Email: yy2664@columbia.edu
Office: 205 Mudd


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Graduate Advisors


Applied Physics

Solid State/Optical Physics 1st Year Doctoral Advisor (Ph.D. track or Ph.D. only)
Alexander Gaeta, Professor (Solid State/ Optical Physics)
Phone: 212-854-6564
Email: a.gaeta@columbia.edu
Office: 906 CEPSR

Plasma Physics 1st Year Doctoral Advisor  (Ph.D. track or Ph.D. only)
Gerald Navratil, Professor (Plasma Physics)
Phone: 212-854-4496
Email: gan2@columbia.edu
Office: 209 Mudd

Applied Physics Masters only & CVN Advisor
Gerald Navratil, Professor
Phone: 212-854-4496
Email: gan2@columbia.edu
Office: 209 Mudd

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Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics 1st Year Doctoral Advisor (Ph.D. track or Ph.D. only)
Michael Weinstein, Professor
Phone: 212-854-3624
Email: miw2103@columbia.edu
Office: 212 Mudd
&
Adam Sobel, Professor
Phone: 212-854-6587
Email: ahs129@columbia.edu
Office: 217 Mudd

Applied Mathematics Masters only & CVN Advisors
Lorenzo Polvani, Professor
Phone: 212-854-7331
Email: lmp@columbia.edu
Office: 216 Mudd
&
Kyle Mandli, Assistant Professor
Phone: 212-854-4485
Email: ktm2132@columbia.edu
Office: 288 Engineering Terrace

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Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering 1st Year Doctoral Advisor
William Bailey, Associate Professor
Phone: 212-854-3090
Email: web54@columbia.edu
Office: 1140 Mudd

Materials Science & Engineering Masters only & CVN Advisor
James Im, Professor
Phone: 212-854-8341
Email: ji12@columbia.edu
Office: 1106 Mudd
&
William Bailey, Associate Professor
Phone: 212-854-3090
Email: web54@columbia.edu
Office: 1140 Mudd

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Medical Physics

Medical Physics Graduate Advisor (M.S. only)
Cheng-Shie Wuu
Phone: 1-212-305-2256
Email: csw6@columbia.edu
Office: N. Basement Room 11, Babies/Childrens Hospital

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