- Three of our alumini have been awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowships in 2022
Department of Physics - CUSAT
Established in 1971, the Department of Physics, CUSAT has maintained the highest standards in postgraduate education and research in physics. Over the years, the Department has become the go-to place for students in Kerala who wish to pursue advanced studies in Physics. Our researchers and postgraduates are consistently placed in faculty, postdoctoral and PhD positions in world-renowned institutions and universities across the globe.
Going forward, the Department of Physics envisions continuing the mission of providing quality advanced training in Physics to students through its Masters and newly established Integrated M.Sc. programs and carrying out excellent scientific research. The Department aims to take a leading role in the revolutionary changes envisaged in the 21st century in science in general and physics in particular.
Department of Physics has eighteen Research Labs across diverse fields in Physics with experienced faculties. They provide a supporting ecosystem for growing young scientists.
Cosmology - Structure Formation
One of the major goals in Cosmology is to probe the evolution and distribution of the large- scale structures (LSS), constituted by the vast network of galaxies, clusters, filaments and voids in the …
Nanophotonic & Optoelectronic Devices Laboratory
Nanophotonic and Optoelectronic Devices Laboratory (NPOED) was established in 1995. It is now one of the leading laboratories in India for intensive research in material science and semiconductor dev…
The mandate of Dr Senoy Thomas's research group is to work on materials such as magnetic nanostructures, nanocomposites, and hybrid magnetic thin films for applications such as high-density data stor…
Nanomaterials for Emerging Solid-state Technology (NEST)
Nanomaterials for Emerging Solid-state Technology (NEST) group led by Dr Asha A S works towards the study of nanomaterials for energy storage/generation and sensing application. Two dimensional (2D) …
Applied Optics Division
The research in the Applied Optics Division led by Dr Anoop K K mainly focuses on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Laser Surface Texturing (LST), and Laser Produced Plasma (LPP) character…
Division for Research in Advanced materials
Division for Research in Advanced Materials (DREAM) envisions the development of advanced, functional materials to meet the technological requirements of the present century. Over the past few years,…
Nano Functional Materials
Nano Functional Materials Laboratory (NFM), led by Prof Junaid Bushiri, is focused on the development of nanostructured functional materials for photoluminescence applications, photocatalytic water p…
Our faculty are in active collaborative research with global and national leading institutions, including NTU & NUS (Singapore), Rice University, Durham University, Fermilab, University of Washington, Weizmann Institute, University of Augsburg, BARC, HBCSE, IUAC, IGCAR, RRI, IUCAA, IITs and IISERs.
I was fortunate enough to be in a batch of exceptionally talented students who played a significant role in broadening my scientific, personal, and political horizons. As a first-generation college/university student from my family and pursuing science, I could not have chosen a better place to pursue my master's and PhD degrees in Physics.
Chithra R NayakAssociate professor , Tuskegee University, USA
Cusat helped me build a foundation to which I could add knowledge, skills, and associations necessary to have a career in science.
Nikhil MohanInternational partner, Neutrino Group ICISE, Vietnam
My post-graduation days in Physics was like a kid opening her eyes to new stages of opportunity and strength. Words can't express my gratitude to the excellent, vibrant, young, passionate faculty of the Physics department. They groomed us to be sound professionals. They have been incredibly generous with their time and energy, two things that can never be repaid, and I know they never expect us to. I am sure that DOP, CUSAT, will be an excellent place for a physics enthusiast. The team will mould you as a 'researcher' in every single sense!
Shifana KoyaSWATNet- A Marie – Sklodowska – Curie action ITN PhD fellow
The excellent guidance and teaching of the teachers, along with their support to pursue out-of-syllabus academic activities had helped me a lot when I joined for PhD. The in-campus life, i.e., the student life, apart from studies, has helped me to improve my social skills, which was quite useful when I was exposed to multicultural situations while studying abroad.
Sarath PremPhD Student, Institute of Physics, Warsaw, Poland
Exceptionally passionate faculty members focus on our academic and personal development and are always available to fill our curious minds. Interactions extended from the highly equipped research lab to tea time discussions and volleyball courts, which led us to the world of opportunities. The conversations were not merely on Physics but broad enough to ignite our thoughts of self- discovery.