Research Opportunities

Semiconductor and Nano Technology

The Department of Physics has a very strong focus on the areas of condensed matter physics and material science, with special emphasis on nanoscaled materials and their applications. There are several established research groups with about 15 PhD holders and well-equipped laboratories actively engaged in working on semiconducting, magnetic and multifunctional materials. The research is fundamental as well as application oriented with the objective of developing micro and nanosized sensors for use in biomedicine and detection of environmental hazards. Another important area of research is the development of alternative energy sources such as solar cells, hydrogen storage materials etc.


Electronics is the branch of physics, engineering and technology dealing with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive interconnection technologies. The nonlinear behavior of active components and their ability to control electron flows makes amplification of weak signals possible and is usually applied to information and signal processing. Similarly, the ability of electronic devices to act as switches makes digital information processing possible. Interconnection technologies such as circuit boards, electronics packaging technology, and other varied forms of communication infrastructure complete circuit functionality and transform the mixed components into a working system.

High Energy Physics

The group of High Energy Physics & Cosmology (HEP&C) and Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions (URHIC) consists of one professor, two associate professors, two assistant professor, one advisor and one lecturer.

The group is working on problems involving R-parity violation phenomenology in Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), Non-Standard Electroweak interactions and their implication in Neutrino Physics, CP-violation, CKM-matrix elements, Cosmological Inflation and Recent Inflationary Models, Cosmological Constant Primordial Nucleosynthesis, Finite Temperature Field Theory, Relativistic Nuclear-Nuclear collisions and Dark Energy. An important component of this group is working experimental problems of Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions (URHIC) affiliated with the Alice of CERN.

Quark gluon plasma, hadron physics, study of thermal properties of collision system using statistical models, Monte Carlo simulations, GEANT4 simulations of detector geometry.

Lasers, Photonics and Quantum Optics

Currently, research effort is focused on three projects.

1) Collisions in Laser Created Sparks in Gas Mixtures.

2) Synthesis of Nanoparticles through Laser Ablation in Gas Phase as well as Liquid Environment.

3) Preparation of Thin Films through Pulsed Laser Deposition

4) A Q-Switched Nd:YaG Laser with output at 1064nm, 53nm2 and 355nm is the main source for this work. A UV- Visible Spectrometer covering 300-900 nm range is available for on-line spectroscopic measurements.


The science of photonics includes the generation, emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing of light. The term photonics thereby emphasizes that photons are neither particles nor waves ? they are different in that they have both particle and wave nature. It covers all technical applications of light over the whole spectrum from ultraviolet over the visible to the near-, mid- and far-infrared. Most applications, however, are in the range of the visible and near infrared light. The term photonics developed as an outgrowth of the first practical semiconductor light emitters invented in the early 1960s and optical fibers developed in the 1970s. This group is establishing a state of the art ultrafast optics laboratory. In this regard a laser of femto second is commissioned in the laboratory of ultrafast optics which will install soon.

Quantum Optics

Currently the group is working in the field of theoretical quantum optics and his main area of research includes; sub-wavelength atom localization, quantum state measurement of the radiation field, spontaneous emission spectrum, coherent control of the GH-shift, propagation effects experienced by light pulses in atomic media, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow fast and backward propagating light, non-adiabatic optical transitions, wave shaping, control of optical response, decay rate of exited atoms in dielectric media, engineering entanglements in cavity QED systems, entanglement dynamics, quantum teleportation and quantum entanglement.

Entry Requirements: PhD Program

A MS/M.Phil degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution, with minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (semester system) or 70% marks (annual system), and no third division (annual system) or 'D' grade (semester system) throughout the academic career.

GRE (subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT with minimum score of 60.

Scheme of Studies