The Faculty of Physics and Mathematics was created in 1996 on the basis of the departments of fundamental training at the initiative of the rector of the university, Academician M.Z. Zgurovsky.
Physical and mathematical training, which is the basis of the formation of scientific and engineering knowledge, has always been a priority at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute since the first day of its existence. At different times, scientists with world-famous names worked here and headed the department of fundamental training: M.P. Kravchuk, I.V. Skrypnyk, A.A. Smirnov, V.E. Loshkarev, Y.B. Vul, H.G. De-Metz, O.H. Goldman, F.P. Yaremchuk, Sh.G. Gordeladze, V.A. Zmorovych, O.S. Smogorzhevskyi, V.A. Linnyk, S.D. Gertsryken, V.G. Baryakhtar, V.V. Buldygin, A.M. Samoilenko
The first dean of the faculty was Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine V.G. Baryakhtar, since 2007 the faculty has been headed by the Honored Education Worker of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Higher Education of Ukraine, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences V.V. Vanin.
The departments of the faculty involve well-known scientists from scientific institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, well-known universities and scientific laboratories of Europe and the USA for the educational and scientific training of bachelors, masters and doctors of philosophy.