The institute has two teaching and research sections: Engineering Dynamics and Information Physics. The faculty includes eight teachers with three Ph.D. supervisors, and five Ph.D. degree holders. The teaching and research section of Engineering Dynamics mainly conducts research on the physics and dynamics related to explosion, high velocity impact, and wave propagation, with main research areas such as dynamic mechanical properties of materials, material and structural response caused by high-energy particle beams, numerical simulation of explosion process, and complex medium stress wave. The teaching and research section of Information Physics mainly conducts research on optical detection and information optics, with main research areas such as Optical Communication and Optical Computing, Ultraviolet Communication and Optical Communication.
The key area of development is the study of Optical Communication and Optical Computing (ultraviolet communication, laser communication, optical devices, optical computing and new generation computers), weaponry effect physics, and counter-terrorism armament technology research (optical interception technology, and counter-terrorism specific ammunition and armament technology. The institute, strives to continuously deepen its disciplinary connotation, actively explore the physics basis of weaponry effect, and try to develop an integrated mutually supportive theoretical system and experiment platform that meets NUDT and the military’s needs.