The Applied Physics Institute (API) is a multidisciplinary research center. API researchers use fundamental physics principles to address research issues of technological importance at the frontiers of science and engineering. Research areas include nuclear physics, nanoscale physics, material science, and cyber physical systems.
The API team performs research in non-desctructive measurements of the elemental content in bulk compounds using neutrons, x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence studies of materials, surface analysis, computational physics, and artificial olfactory using nanomaterials.
The Institute has about 15,000 sq. ft of laboratory space at the WKU Center for Research and Development.
Students are actively involved in these projects while gaining useful experience in research environment. We are extremely proud of the involvement of our undergraduate students in research, and their commitment to their discipline.