Our Mission

We strive to excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach. Our programs lead to analysis, discovery, and dissemination of astronomy, computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics knowledge.

We provide a disciplined foundation for all undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to teacher certification programs for mathematics and physical sciences majors. We equip graduates with tools necessary to fully participate in a technological society and competitive global environment.

We are committed to:

  • Transmit ideas and knowledge of through teaching, including active learning, and related activities
  • Advance our disciplines through quality research and sponsored projects
  • Serve the University and community
  • Act as a resource of knowledge and pedagogy to benefit the University and community through outreach

Department Chair

Dr. Rohitha Goonathilake 

Dr. Rohitha Goonatilake

Professor of Mathematics
LBV 312E
(956) 326-2588

Program Directors

Dr. Runchang Lin
Director of Mathematics

Dr. Runchang Lin

Professor of Mathematics

LBV 317
(956) 326-2569

Dr. Juan Homero Hinojosa
 Director of Physics

Dr. Juan Homero Hinojosa

Professor of Physics

LBV 373B
(956) 326-2595


Department of Mathematics and Physics
5201 University Boulevard, Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center 312, Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2440 | Fax: 956.326.2439 | E-mail: melissad.martinez@tamiu.edu