About the department

 

The Department of Physics and Nanotechnology (supported by DST-FIST ,Govt. of India) has sylvan surroundings and  is a part of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. It is. one   of   the   sprawling  and  leading academic/research based units.

Academics

The Department offers programs at Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral levels under the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and Science & Humanities.

Programs in Nanotechnology (Under Faculty of Engineering & Technology)

B.Tech.(Nanotechnology)
M.Tech.Nanotechnology)
Ph.D.(Full time/Part time)

Programs in Physics (under Faculty of Science & Humanities)

B.Sc.(Physics)
M.Sc.(Physics)
Ph.D.(Full time/Part time)

Facilities
The department also offers a dual degree doctoral program in association with Shizuoka University, Japan. In addition to these programs, core and elective physics courses to the engineering and science students from all the other Departments across the Institute. Our students are educated in an innovative, dynamic and challenging environment through a combination of research-based teaching, project work and a high degree of interaction with industry. We offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities holding modern equipment for micro and nanoscale fabrication and characterization.

The laboratory facilities have focused on the fundamental science in the physical and chemical processes in nanomaterials growth, nanosystems unique properties, novel in-situ measurement techniques and new applications of nanoscale objects including nanoelectronic simulation tools. The students have also access to facilities at Nanotechnology Research Centre (NRC) in the university campus.

Research

The department has a team of highly qualified and experienced in teaching, research and industry. The faculty members are well versed with current trends and technologies in the industry Research activities at the department are progressing in the following areas:

  • Nanomaterials and Devices
  • Nanosensors and Actuators
  • Crystal Engineering
  • Energy Harvesting and Storage
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Quantum Dynamics
  • Molecular Electronics
  • Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Ceramic Technology
  • Thin Films
  • Atmospheric science
  • Low-temperature Physics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Computational Materials science
  • Nanomagnetism and Spintronics

About 540 research papers have been published in various international and national journals in the last few years. Department has established the following Research centers

Centre for Materials Science & Nanodevices

  • Functional Materials and Energy Devices Research Laboratory - H104, H107
  • Molecular Electronics Simulation Laboratory – H402
  • Hydrogen Storage Materials and Nanosensors Laboratory – H406
  • Advanced Materials Research Laboratory – H511/A
  • 2D Materials Laboratory -  RB206

Research Laboratories

  • Futuristic Materials Research Centre for Planetary Exploration - H601
  • Laboratory for Sensor, Energy and Electronic Devices  (Lab SEED)- RB210
  • Thin film Laboratory – UB707
  • Nanophotonics  Laboratory – UB707
  • Atmospheric Science Research Laboratory – CRC 902/A
  • The department has funded projects from various agencies such as DST, DST Nano Mission, DST-FIST, MNRE USONRG, BRNS-YRSA, MoES, DST Fast track Young Scientist Scheme, ISRO-ARFI, RESPOND, SERB- EMR, BRNS, DST-SERB Ramanujam award etc, to the tune of Rs.19.84Crores.

Major Events & Achievements

The department regularly conducts various events to share and update the knowledge on recent developments with researchers in India and abroad.
Events Conducted:

  • ISCA Chennai Chapter One day Special Talk on “Science via Mirage”-2018
  • ISCA Chennai Chapter One day  Special Talk on “Doing Nanotech: Invent, Translate & Succeed”-2018
  • Three Days Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Advanced Materials Characterization and Modelling-2018
  • DST Inspire Science Camp 2018
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2015) in association with Shizuoka University – JAPAN, GNS - NEW ZEALAND and National Chiao Tung University-TAIWAN
  • DST Inspire Science Camp 2017
  • Regional Conference on Science and Technology for National Development-2016
  • 3rd Inter - Academia Asia Conference in association with Shizuoka University, Japan, 2016
  • DST - INSPIRE 2015
  • National Conference on Science and Technology for Indigenous Development in India-2015
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2015) in association with Shizuoka University - JAPANand GNS - NEW ZEALAND
  • DST- INSPIRE 2014
  • Refresher Course 2014.
  • DST- INSPIRE 2013.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2013) in association with RIE, Shizuoka University - JAPAN, GNS - NEW ZEALAND and Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association – JAPAN.
  • Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India− Solid State Symposium (DAE − SSPS) – 2011.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2010) in association with    Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, Tami Nadu, India.


The Quanta Association is a forum for students to develop their professional skills and research aptitude. Weekly Research Colloquium organized by the department encourages young researchers and faculty to disseminate and enhance their knowledge and expertise in the upcoming fields. Students are also encouraged to do socially relevant research projects. Under the semester abroad program 57 students have been sent to American and European Universities.