School of Physics Science and Engineering of Tongji University was established in 1945 with long history. It reconstructed the majors of Applied Physics since 1978 and recovered recruitment. Under the support of 211 and 985 Project, it has make great development in many aspects such as the subject construction, talent training, team building, scientific research, base construction and international communication. The faculty, consisting of senior professors and middle-aged professors and associate professors, has reasonable educational structure, abundant teaching and research experience and team spirit. It has 90 members, including 24 professors, 21 associate professors, 27 PHD supervisors, 3 awardees of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, 1 Yangtze Riverscholar award scheme professor, 1 national outstanding teacher, 2 chief scientists of 973 Project and 1 innovative research team awarded by the Ministry of Education. The Physics Department has two majors, Applied Physics and Optical Information Science and Technology. The School awards a PHD degree in physics and a master degree in optical engineer as a first-level discipline, a master degree in educational technology as a second-level discipline and a postdoctoral mobile station on physics. Condensed matter physics and material physics and chemistry were approved as the key discipline by the Shanghai Education Commission in 1996 and 1998 respectively. In 1997, the school earned approval to set up the educational base of national engineering physics. School of Physics Science and Engineering is responsible for the teaching of theoretical and experimental physics all around the university. At the same time, the department significantly deepens our exploration and practice in teaching. Recently, physical department has rapidly developed in scientific research. For example, the department sets up 2 provincial and ministerial key laboratories, develops a series of scientific research with the international forefront level and technological innovation about the national strategy. Confronting the new opportunities and challenges, the department devote itself to introduce and train outstanding leaders and supplementary and to communicate with other international research institutes.
School of Physics Science and Engineering pays greatly attention to the introducing and cultivation of the high quality talents. During the five years, the department acquired considerable achievement in many aspects such as innovative research team awarded by the Ministry of Education, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, Yangtze Riverscholar, Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University and ShanghaiRising-Star Program.