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About Department

Department of Physics, a department equipped with world class labs, classrooms and eminent professors, offers 3 year B.Sc.(Hons.) program in Physics, 2 years M.Sc. program in Physics,  and an active Ph.D. program in which a number of research students are currently enrolled.

The department has 14 faculty members who, apart from world class teaching, undertake cutting edge research on various active fields in physics eg: Nano Science, Solar cell technology, Actuators, Super capacitors, Ultrasonics, Cosmic rays, Photonics, Liquid crystals, and Multiferroics to name a few. It also has Physics laboratories of global standard to support teaching and research. Apart from regular engineering Physics labs, Nuclear physics lab, Optics lab, Electronics lab, and Material Research Lab. (www.materialsresearchlab.net) are also essential part of the teaching learning/research.

World level MaterialResearch Laboratory (MRL) is common platform for providing hands on training on synthesis, characterization and application. MRL equipped with most important characterization tools like impedance spectroscopy, Keithley source major unit, FTIR, UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy. Using materials (stated above) and specialized equipments we are able to develop electrochemical devices like Solar Cells- Dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Perovskite solar cell (PSC), Quantum dot sensitized solar cell (QDSSC), Super Capacitors-,Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC), Sensors, Fuel Cells.

Vision:

To be recognized for quality education, innovation and socially relevant research by nurturing students and faculty to be good citizens to address the challenges faced by society through critical thinking and innovations anchored in physical sciences.

Mission:

 

  1. To provide education of global standards and nurturing young minds for fulfilling career and entrepreneurship in scientific research, applied fields, and advancing technologies.
  2. To encourage faculty and students for research in core and interdisciplinary fields.
  3. To establish collaborations with national and international centres of excellence in physical sciences and interdisciplinary fields.

Awards & Achievements

  • A number of students have been placed in reputed companies like Wipro. Many have been selected for higher studies in premier institutes on India and abroad. Our M.Sc students and research scholars have been selected for international post doc fellowship. 
  • Our faculty members have published more than 200 research papers in the International refereed journals in the last 10 years. We have conducted more than 15 international/ national conferences and workshops in the last five years. Apart from this, more than 10 patents/ book chapters have been published. We have already got  Rs. 1,24,45178/-,  research funds from well known Indian Govt. agencies like DST, DRDO, MNRE  (Till Year 2019) and many others are in que.

Projects Completed

  •  Development of nano porous TiO2 electrode and modifiedsolid polymer electrolytes for Dye Sensitized Solar cells(DSSC) (Rs.18,14, 000) sponsored by DST.
  • Development of High Dielectric Constant PolymerComposite for Pulsed Power System (Rs. 7,00,000) sponsoredby DRDO.
  • Effect of Swift Ion Beam On Polymer Electrolyte Films (Rs.22,58,534) sponsored by DST.
  • Development of large area Dye-Sensitized Solar cells (DSSC)using modified solid polymer electrolytes (Rs. 20,30,644)sponsored by DST.
  • Development and characterization of ionic polymer blend membrane metal composites (IPMS) for the application of actuation devices (Rs. 31,35,000) sponsored by DRDO.

Ongoing Projects

  • Development and characterization of swift response actuators using Carbon  allotrope’s based ionic polymer composites (Rs. 25,07,000) sponsored by DRDO.
  • Synthesis of alkali ion (Li, Na and K) doped Bi FeO3 - Graphene oxide nanostructured materials for visible light photocatalytic application (Rs. 18,30,000)  sponsored by SERB. 

Projects Submitted

  • Development of nanoporous TiO2 electrode and Ionic liquid/Biopolymer solid polymer electrolytes based high efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar cells (Rs. 12,00,000) to UPCST.
  • Stable ionic liquid electrolyte and carbon allotropes based highly efficient supercapacitor (Rs. 39,09,246) to DST.
  • Stable and efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) with 4% efficiency using solid polymer electrolyte (Rs. 29,92,640) to DST.
  • Non-Porous carbon with polymer electrolytes for high-performance Supercapacitor (Rs. 23,46,000) to CSTUP.
  • Development of Novel Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolyte Materials for Next Generation Na-ion Batteries (Rs. 59,76,840) to BRICS.
  • Artificial Intelligence-based expert system for Ayurvedic drug discovery (Rs. 35,64,000) to DST.
  • Activated carbon derived from bio-waste and its composites with Metal oxides for supercapacitors (Rs. 49,50,000).
  • Thermoelectric cooling blanket for treating hyperthermia (Rs. 36,50,000) to BIRAC.
  • A trap for male mosquitoes using an active acoustic device indirectly tunable to female wing beat Frequencies (Rs. 12,74,000) to BIRAC.
  • Mathematical modeling of biomedical data using stochastic processes and inverse problems (Rs.6,00,000) to SERB.

Seminars & Workshops

  • National Conference on Technologically Important Materials (21/05/2010)
  • National Conference on Recent Trends in Exotic Materials (26 -28/08/2010)
  • National Conference on “Progress on Photovoltaics” (NCPPV-2010) (06/03/2010)
  • National Symposium on Advanced Materials (06/07/2011)
  • National Conference on Futuristic Materials (15-17/09/2011)
  • National Conference on Semiconducting Materials and New Devices (14-15/09/2012)
  • Indo-Japan conference in Frontier Nano-Materials for Energy (FNE) (9-11/01/ 2012)
  • National Seminar on Functional and Smart Materials (11/01/2013)
  • National Conference on Multifunctional Materials, Energy and Environment (21-23/08/2013)
  • International Conference on Science & Engineering of Materials (06-08/01/2014)
  • National Conference on Advanced Materials (08-09/08/2014)
  • One Day Seminar on Smart-Materials (10-02 -2015)
  • National Conference on Functional Materials Synthesis, Application (28-08-2015)
  • Workshop on “Computer interfaced Physics experiments” (17-10- 2015)
  • Workshop on Patent, Intellectual Property Rights and Ethics (21-03-2015)
  • DST- inspire Science camp for school children (18-22/07/2016)
  • Intellectual interaction session with experts on importance of IPR (22/09/2016)
  • Sharda inspired Science camp for school children (21/01/2017)
  • 1st national workshop on thin film deposition techniques (17-18/02/2017)
  • 2nd National Conference on Functional Materials (31-03 to 01/04/2017)
  • Workshop on sputtering techniques (28/07/2017)
  • Workshop on Computer interfaced physics experiment (16/09/2017)
  • International Conference on Science & Engineering of Materials (06-08/01/2018)
  • International Symposium on computational sciences (05-06/02/2018)
  • Workshop on Super capacitors (20/04/2018)
  • National conference on materials and devices (31 July – 01 August 2018)
  • International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials (ICSEM – 2018) January 6 – 8, 2018
  • 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials (ICSEM – 2019) July 19-21, 2019

Infrastructure

Physics Department has world class infrastructure to help our professors in imparting knowledge to students. Our air conditioned class rooms are equipped with multimedia teaching instruments.  Engineering Physics lab, B.Sc. Physics Lab, Nuclear physics lab, Optics lab, Electronics lab, and Material Research Lab are part of ever expanding infrastructure of the department.

Research & Publications

Year 2020

  • Unidirectional seeded growth of L-Glutamic acid hydro bromide Single Crystal and Its Characterization    Muthuswamy Senthilkumar, Pramod K Singh, R. Sathyalakshmi, K. Pandiyan, Rakesh Kumar Karn  Phase Transitions 93 (2020) 83-90 (SCI, Imp. Fac. 1.09) 
  • Investigation on luminescence properties of CaLaAl3O7 doped with Sm3+ ions phosphors prepared by sol-gel procedure                                                                VijaySingh, D.A.Hakeem, G.Lakshminarayana, Pramod K.Singh, S.Kokate Optik (2020) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.164251 (Sci, Impact Fac. 1.914)
  • Binder free reduced graphene oxide as electrode material for efficient supercapacitor with aqueous and polymer electrolytes                                                          Manoj Karakoti, Ritu Jangra, Sandeep Pandey, PS Dhapola, Sunil Dhali,, Suman Mahendia, Pramod K Singh, NG Sahoo                                                              High Performance Polymers (2019) DOI: 10.1177/0954008320905659  (SCI, Imp. Fac. 1.58)
  • Polyvinylpyrrolidone with ammonium iodide and 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide ionic liquid-doped solid polymer electrolyte for efficient dye sensitized solar cell Diksha Singh, Pawan Singh Dhapola, Vijay Kumar, Pramod Kumar Singh High Performance Polymers (2019) DOI: 10.1177/0954008319890018  (SCI, Imp. Fac. 1.58)
  • Poly(vinylidine fluoride-hexafluoropropylene)- doped zinc acetate polymer electrolyte for supercapacitor application                                                                  Miliyon Yohans, M Singh, RC Singh, PK Shukla, Pramod Kumar Singh High-Performance Polymers (2019) DOI: 10.1177/0954008319890005  (SCI, Imp. Fac. 1.58)
  • Lonic liquid (1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide)-incorporated biopolymer electrolyte for efficient supercapacitor                                                                               Himani Ahuja, Pawan Singh Dhapola, Rahu, Nanda Gopal Sahoo, Vijay Singh and Pramod K Singh High-Performance Polymers (2019) DOI: 10.1177/0954008319897763  (SCI, Imp. Fac. 1.58)
  • In-vitro Antifungal and Anti-bacterial Activity of Chloroform extract from tubers of Aconitum laeve Royle: Endangered Species, India.                                          Sanjay Kumar, M S Javed, P Kumar, Sachin Gupta, Rishendra Kumar, Pramod Kumar Singh Material Today: Proceedings (2019) DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2019.12.054
  • Phytochemical investigation and antioxidant characterization of essential oil from roots of Rumex nepalensis Spreng high altitude of North India                             Sanjay Kumar, Pramod K Singh Material Today: Proceedings (2019) DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2019.12.227
  • Modification of properties of polymer electrolyte by incorporation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles Amit Sachdeva, Pramod K Singh                                             Molecular Crystal Liquid Crystal (2020) DOI: 10.1080/15421406.2020.1723889
  • Electrochemical double-layer supercapacitor using poly(methyl methacrylate) solid polymer electrolyte  Ibrahim, Burak Gultekin, Vijay Singh and Pramod K. Singh High Performance Polymers (2019) DOI:10.1177/0954008319895556  (SCI, Imp. Fac. 1.58)

Year 2019

  • Review of current progress in inorganic hole-transport materials for perovskite solar cells Rahul Singh, B. Bhattacharya, Pramod K Singh and Hee Woo Rhee Applied Materials Today 14 (2019) 175–200 (SCI, Impact Fac. 8.01)
  • Ultraviolet B emission from a Gd3+-doped BaAl2O4 powder phosphor Vijay Singh, G Sivaramaiah, N Singh, M S Pathak, J L Rao, Pramod K Singh and A S Nagpure Bull. Mater. Sci. 42 (2019) 19-24 (SCI, Impact Fac. 1.264)
  • Quantitative analysis of ion transport mechanism in biopolymer electrolyte Rahul Singh, Pramod K Singh, Vijay Singh and B. Bhattacharya Optics and Laser Technology 113 (2019) 303-309. (SCI, Impact Fac. 3.319)
  • Progress, status and prospects of nonporous, heteroatom doped carbons for supercapacitors and other electrochemical applications  Meenal Gupta, Pramod K. Singh, B. Bhattacharya, Y M Shulga, N Y Shulga, Yogesh Kumar Applied Physics A 125 (2019)122 -137 (SCI, Impact Fac. 1.784)
  • Utilizing reduced graphene oxide for achieving better efficient dye sensitized solar cells KaranSurana, Subhrajit Konwar, Pramod K.Singh, Bhaskar Bhattacharya Journal of Alloys and Compounds 788 (2019) 672-676 (SCI, Imp. Fac. 4.175)
  • Biogenic synthesis and thermo-magnetic study of highly porous carbon nanotubes Rachana Ranu, Y. Chauhan, A Ratan, Pramod K.Singh, B.Bhattacharya          IET Nanobiotechnology 13 (2019) 363-367 (SCI, Imp. Fac. 2.04)
  • Studies on thin films of TiO2 for resistance-based sensing of ethanol vapor at room temperature  R V Shankar,, T S Meetei, S Boomadevi,, P. Karthick,,K. Jeyadheepan, K Pandiyana, Pramod K. Singh, Vijay Singh,& Rakesh Kumar Karn                                                                                                                          Phase Transitions 92 (2019) 782-789 (SCI, Imp. Fac. 1.09)
  • High purity graphene oxide using electrochemical synthesis and its application Subhrajit Konwar, Meenal Gupta, Pawan S. Dhapola, R C Singh, Pramod K Singh Macromolecular Symposia 388 (2019) 1900038
  • Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) with ammonium iodide (NH4I) and 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide ionic liquid   doped solid polymer electrolyte for efficient supercapacitors Diksha Singh, M Gupta, RC Singh, Shri Prakash Pandey, Rakesh Kumar Karn and Pramod K Singh Macromolecular Symposia 388 (2019) 1900036
  • Elaborative studies on non-porous carbon material for Super capacitor application Pawan S.Dhapola, N G. Sahoo, B Bhattacharya, Yogesh Kumar, Pramod K Singh, M Gupta Macromolecular Symposia 388 (2019) 1900035