Applied Physics and Nuclear Engineering (APNE) Department Founded
The Applied Physics and Nuclear Engineering (APNE) Department was founded following a proposal by Dean Peter Likens to combine the Plasma Physics Committee, an interdepartmental doctoral program, with the existing Division of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
Prof. C.K. Chu led the department expansion into solid state physics and applied mathematics in 1984. After the nuclear engineering program ended APNE became Applied Physics in 1990.