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Physics & Engineering


Designing and Building Your Future

Taylor’s ABET-accredited Physics and Engineering department provides a number of opportunities for professional growth and development. Our students have conducted graduate-level research for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Air Force as undergraduates; participated in projects like the Central American water well drilling ministry (with the Earth & Environmental Science department); taken part in prestigious summer internships at major labs such as Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Argonne National Lab, Fermi Lab, and the Mayo Clinic; and been hired by world-renowned companies like CERN and RT Logic.

Wherever God is calling you after graduation—the industry, healthcare, education, mission field—our outstanding faculty will mentor you and help you prepare for your career.

Taylors engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

On April 8, 2024 at 3:08 pm, Taylor University will experience a total eclipse. To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the Physics & Engineering Department is hosting special educational events for 6th-12th grade students, alumni, and other community visitors. Learn more about this special experience!

Tools of the Trade

At Taylor, students majoring in Engineering or Physics have access to a wide array of Euler Science Complex’s state-of-the-art equipment and analysis and design software. In addition to using the tools for rigorous classes, students can visit the machine shop, wood shop, and electronics lab to complete research and projects on virtual reality, 3D printing for habitable structures on Mars, solar cars, satellites, nano-satellites, and muscle biopsy.

Check out some of the Physics and Engineering equipment and software packages that our majors learn to use:


  • Solar power conversion lab bench
  • CO2 cutter and engraver
  • 3D printer
  • Fully equipped machine shop and wood shop
  • Single-photon detection apparatus
  • Well-equipped electronics lab with oscilloscopes, function generators, multimeters, and power supplies


Various tools, including tool chain for:

  • Atmel micros such as the ATmega family
  • Microchip PIC processors
  • Cypress PSoC processors
  • ATmega based Arduino platform
  • Programming environments


Engineering students are required to complete a practicum to earn a BS in Engineering degree. Our students are prepared to complete their practicums at a variety of high-profile companies, including:

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab 
  • Cadence Design Systems 
  • GE Aviation 
  • Aptiv 
  • New Eagle 

Department News

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Solving Problems, Shaping Futures: Students’ Ingenuity for the Next Generation

Apr 06, 2023

Computer Science major Isaac Wickham ‘24 and Engineering major David Mitchell ’24 developed Pocket Dorm, a fun interactive tool for incoming students to plan their residence hall room set-up.

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Physics & Engineering Alumnus Pursues PhD in the UK

Mar 09, 2023

Caleb Miller ’21 is putting his extensive list of experiences to work as he pursues a PhD in experimental atmospheric physics.

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Students Design Water Filtration System for Bangladesh Hospital

Jan 13, 2023

Engineering students spent last summer researching, designing, and documenting the water filtration system.

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Danielle Nobles-Lookingbill

Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Engineering

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Rob Cartwright

Physics & Engineering Lab/Resource Manager

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Robert Davis

Professor of Physics & Engineering

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Lara Horsley

Computer Science & Engineering, Systems, and Physics & Engineering Program Assistant

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Kenneth Kiers

Professor of Physics

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Alex Roth

Assistant Professor of Engineering

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Peter Staritz

Associate Professor of Physics & Engineering