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Center for Student Advising (CSA)

403 Alfred Lerner Hall, (212) 854-6378
csa@columbia.edu

Center for Career Education

East Campus Bldg, Lower Level
(212) 854-5609

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.

Applied Physics (AP) Undergraduate Advisors

General AP Undergraduate Advisor &
Class of 2020 AP Undergraduate Advisor

Prof. Nanfang Yu
Phone: 212-854-2196 / 212-854-9940
Email: ny2214@columbia.edu
Office: 201 Mudd

Class of 2021 AP Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Latha Venkataraman
Phone: 212-854-1786
Email: lv2117@columbia.edu
Office: 807 NW Corner Bldg.

Class of 2022 AP Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Michael Mauel
Phone: 212-854-4455
Email: mauel@columbia.edu
Office: 212 Mudd

Applied Mathematics (AM) Undergraduate Advisors

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

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

Class of 2021 AM Undergraduate Advisors
Prof. Marc Spiegelman (A-L)
Phone: 845-704-2323
Email: mspieg@ldeo.columbia.edu
Office: 211 Mudd
&
Prof. Chris Wiggins (M-Z)
Phone: 347-878-1256
Email: chris.wiggins@columbia.edu
Office: 428 Mudd, 4th floor Mudd, DSI suite

Class of 2022 AM Undergraduate Advisors
Prof. Lorenzo Polvani
Phone: 212-854-7331
Email: lmp@columbia.edu
Office: 216 Mudd
&
Prof. Michael Tippett (M-Z)
Phone: 212-851-5936
Email: michael.tippett@columbia.edu
Office: 287C Engineering Terrace

Materials Science (Mat Sci) Undergraduate Adivsors

General Mat Sci Undergraduate Advisor &
Class of 2021 Mat Sci Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Katayun Barmak
Phone: 212-854-8267
Email: katayun.barmak@columbia.edu
Office: 1137 Mudd

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

Class of 2021 Mat Sci Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Renata Wentzcovitch
Phone: 845-365-8522  
Email: rmw2150@columbia.edu
Office: 289A Engineering Terrace

Graduate Advisors

Graduate students advisors have been assigned to all incoming graduate students. Students in the MS/PhD Track or PhD program will be advised by their research sponsor starting in their second year.

Applied Physics Gradudate Advisors

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

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

Applied Physics Masters only & CVN Advisor
Prof. Michael Mauel
Phone: 212-854-4455
Email: mem4@columbia.edu
Office: 213 Mudd

Applied Mathematics Graduate Advisors

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

Applied Mathematics Masters only & CVN Advisors
Prof. Lorenzo Polvani
Phone: 212-854-7331
Email: lmp@columbia.edu
Office: 216 Mudd
&
Prof. Kui Ren
Phone: 212-854-4731
Email: kr2002@columbia.edu
Office: 215 Mudd

Materials Science & Engineering Grad Advisors

Materials Science & Engineering 1st Year Doctoral Advisor
Prof. Chris A. Marianetti
Phone: 212-854-9478
Email: chris.marianetti@columbia.edu
Office: 1144 Mudd

Materials Science & Engineering Masters only Advisor
Prof. Simon J. L. Billinge (A-L)
Phone: 212-854-2918
Email: sb2896@columbia.edu
Office: 1105 Mudd
&
Prof. Chris A. Marianetti (M-Z)
Phone: 212-854-9478
Email: chris.marianetti@columbia.edu
Office: 1144 Mudd

Materials Science & Engineering CVN Advisor
Prof. William Bailey
Phone: 212-854-3090
Email: web54@columbia.edu
Office: 1140 Mudd