Industrial Physicists

APS welcomes industrial physicists and supports them at every stage in their careers.
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Industry career and education resources

APS recognizes the unique needs as industrial physicists and provides you with opportunities for education, networking, and recognition and funding.

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IMPact connects students and early career-physicists with physicists working in industry.

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A physics student finds success with the help of mentors and connections made through APS IMPact.

Get involved, advance your career, and explore important topics for the physics community.

Recognizing excellence in industry and applied physics

APS prizes, awards, and fellowships recognize excellence in industrial and applied physics.

This award recognizes physicists in industrial and other non-academic careers and support them in delivering a series of engaging lectures about their careers.

This prize recognizes outstanding work by physicists combining original research accomplishments with leadership in the management of research or development in industry.

This fellowship enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and political processes.

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APS Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

FIAP's objective is to enhance APS's ability to meet the needs of the industrial and applied physics community. With over 5,000 members, FIAP is one of the largest APS units.
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Industry career data

Nearly 60% of physics students graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2020 found employment in industry, more than in any other employment sector, according to data collected by the American Institute of Physics.

APS News

Read the latest news on industrial and applied physics

APS News and other publications feature achievements and advances in industrial and applied physics.


Contact the APS Industry team with questions about becoming more involved in industrial and applied physics initiatives at APS.


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Through our international outreach activities and worldwide membership, APS serves as a welcoming global hub for physicists from around the world.

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APS supports physicists and other scientists from the beginning of their education to every stage of their careers.

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If you embrace scientific discovery, truth and integrity, partnership, inclusion, and lifelong curiosity, this is your professional home.