Department Guide



Since Newton published The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (1687) in the late 17th century, physicists’ efforts to construct general principles of natural phenomena and express them in mathematical language have led to continuous development in human intelligence.

The targets of the exploration range from the basic composition system of nucleon that atoms consist to the spacetime system of the entire universe. Modern physics, based on the development of quantum mechanics and relativity, plays a role as a fundamental science to understand nature, but also contributes importantly to the technological development of modern and future civilized societies. For example, the role of physics in energy science such as nuclear power, solar power and electronic engineering such as semiconductors is essential, and accordingly, the role of physicists is expected.

The UNIST’s Physics Track consists of 17 faculty members who have specialized in plasma and beam physics, quantum physics, soft materials, and quantum information. The major course during the undergraduate course aims to faithfully complete basic physics courses such as mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. Based on this basic knowledge of physics, from the fourth grade of the undergraduate department, it is possible to conduct convergent research activities with relevant studies through research interns.

And under the guidance of individual major professors, graduate schools guide students to develop into experts in various fields converged with physics such as electronic engineering, material science, and energy science as well as subdivided research topics in modern physics.




Mathematics is a basic study that studies abstract objects such as numbers, spaces, sets, and functions through intellectual rigour processes, and further quantifies the rules and patterns of natural phenomena, and systematically studies.

As a “language of science” dedicated to human rational thinking, mathematics has gradually expanded its role with the development of human civilization, making high-quality mathematical theories indispensable in the fields of finance, communication, and security in today’s information age.

The Department of Mathematical Science seeks to cultivate basic and applied experts with rational and creative thinking skills through education that encompasses pure mathematics and applied mathematics, from traditional fields such as algebra, hermeneutics, topological mathematics, to probability, computational mathematics, financial mathematics, and biological mathematics.

In line with the status of mathematical science, which is being re-examined as an integrated science that combines different fields today, we intend to lead interdisciplinary research with natural science, engineering, and business administration and become the birthplace of Korean mathematical science research through active exchanges with research institutes and industries.




Chemistry is a central natural science that shapes our understanding of the world and gives us the tools to change it. Through the rational understanding of atomic and molecular scale properties, chemistry allows us to create useful materials, to control and store many forms of energy, and to understand natural or biological processes occurring on earth and beyond.

With many international faculty members and a good number of distinguished senior scientists, our department supports world-leading research in traditional and interdisciplinary chemistry topics. Complementing the strength of individual research projects, institutes for basic science and a center for super-functional materials combine our expertise for the investigation of nanomaterials, of biological soft matter, and for the study of novel carbon materials. Explore our web pages for more information about our research programs!

Undergraduate and graduate students at UNIST obtain a excellent instruction in the core disciplines of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theory/Modeling Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Materials/Polymer Chemistry.