M.Phil & Ph.D (Physics) by Research

Programme Name: Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy (Physics)

(Full time and Part time) – by Research

| M.Phil (Physics) – Research | Ph.D (Physics) – Research |


Department of Physics offers research programmes leading to MSc and PhD degree for students who wish to excel in their academic excellence. To ensure that the quality of the project is always up to standard, every student is required to present their project outcome that is evaluated by a panel of experts in the related area. This usually takes place in the third semester. On completion of the project, the candidates are required to submit their thesis for evaluation by external and internal examiners appointed by the Faculty.


PhD candidates are also required to present seminar related to their research findings as part of their training. They are also required to publish papers in indexed journals.



Areas of Research

The Department of Physics has more than 50 active researchers with the following research areas:


Laser and Nonlinear Optics

  • Design laser systems and components
  • Application of laser for specific purposes in nonlinear optic studies, laser s urface treatments and laser annealing
  • Single photon generation and detection


Advanced Photonics

Design, modelling and fabrication of photonic components & devices Development of fibre optic probes and sensors for various applications Terahertz spectroscopy & imaging
Applied Optics


Quantum Structures

Quantum dots and nanowires in: GaAs, Si, Quantum nano-structure for SETs, Quantum dots solar cells, Silicon nano-crystal


Advanced Optical Material

Studies of of Growth of Nd:YAG, LiNbO3 and Ti-sapphires single crystals
Rare earth-doped glasses: Tellurite, phosphate, borate and silicate lasing glasses
Metallic nanoparticle based nanoglass Metallic nanoparticle based glass ceramics Plasmon and plasmonic
Magnetic glass
Glass corrosion


Phosphor Material

Inorganic Luminescent Materials
Oxide Based Phosphor
Rare-earth-activated Inorganic Material Long-lasting Phosphorescence Properties Solid-state Lighting
Phosphors and Display Materials
Phosphor Coatings
Phosphor Sensor


Applied Radiation Science

Radiation dosimetry: Thermoluminescence and optically simulated luminescence (OSL)
Radiological environmental monitoring
Radiation imaging
Neutron activation analysis


Scientific Computing and Instrumentations

Monte Carlo Dose Calculation In Snyder Analytical Head Phantom
Modelling a Gate Turn-Off (Gto), Thyristor and MOSFETS Non-Linear Transport In Single Electron Transistor
Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculation on semiconductors compound nano-cluster
Wireless Data Communication System using RF signal
Infrared Transceiver for serial devices communication
Non-destructive testing evaluations and instrumentations
Corrosion monitoring and measurements.
Electromagnetic wave and ground penetrating radar modelling and measurements.



Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Science