Found in 1956 when the former Taiwan Provincial College of Engineering was recommissioned into the Cheng-Kung University. The Institute of Physics was established in 1971 with Master of Science program, and the Ph.D. program was added in 1988. Our department emphasizes equally in the high quality of teaching and research. Currently we have 14 professors, 1 adjunct professor, 13 associate professors, 6 instructors. Our faculty actively engages researches in Low-Temperature Physics, Optical Thin-film, Surface Science, Semiconductors, Optoelectronics, Nonlinear Science, Magnetic Properties of novel materials.
（For details, please refer to the departmental magazine for the 50th anniversary of NCKU Physics）
Previous and incumbent Chairs
Fuh, Andy Y.G.
Goal and ideal
- Cultivating physics talents to meet the needs of the country, and taking into account theory and experiment, foundation and application
- The focus of the undergraduate program is the basic knowledge of physics and the experiments of physics, so the students can thoroughly understand the essence of basic physics and lay the foundation of physics required for further study or work in society
- The graduate program imparts advanced physics knowledge, guides students to engage in physics research, trains students' ability to think and research independently, and induces students' creative potentiality
- After graduation, students can make significant contributions to society and human beings whether they are engaged in teaching or research