Excellence in Action
Department of Physics was started in the year 1985. In a short span of time, the Department of Physics has established as Centre of Excellence in research. Since its inception, the Department has strong commitment towards teaching programmes at the postgraduate level (M.Sc., and M.Phil.) and research programmes at doctoral level (Full time and Part time). The department has flexibility in framing courses and conducting tests and examinations. It has been recognized that teaching in this department is among the best in the country. The department has an excellent library, characterization and NET lab facilities. Thrust area research programmes are being pursued intensively in the Department of Physics which includes crystal growth of nonlinear, ferroelectric and semiconducting materials, organic conducting polymers for rechargeable batteries, electrodes for Lithium, Sodium and Sulfur batteries, Biodiesel synthesis, electrodes for Fuel cells, thin film semiconductor for solar cells, layered compound semiconductor for photo electrochemical solar cells, oxide thin films for smart materials and MEMS. Many devices have been designed and fabricated from the materials developed in this department.
During the span of 34 years, the Department has published more than 1225 research articles in internationally reputed scientific journals. It has trained about 114 Ph.D Scholars, 337 M.Phil and 981 M.Sc., students. It has organized international and national meetings in different areas of Physics. Several research funding agencies such as DAE, DST, UGC, CSIR, DRDO, AICTE, BRNS etc. have sponsored research projects to our Department. The member faculties of the Department have received invitations to visit and collaborate with many highly reputed national and international institutions. Several awards and recognitions at the national and international levels have also been received by the department faculty members. The Department has been sponsored by UGC-SAP (DRS Level I, II, III) and by DST-FIST (Level I and II). So far, the department has earned Rs.1221 lakh through various funding agencies including Rs.133 lakh through characterization consultancy. The faculty members are extending their knowledge to provide consultancy services to small scale industries. Two patents have been filed from the faculties and new method of crystal growth has been invented and it has been recognized by the researchers worldwide. The total scopus citation of our department is 16846 along with h index of 60, and Web of Science citation is 15333 with h index of 57.
Dr. K. Sankaranarayanan
Professor and Head
Department of Physics
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel : +91 4565- 223300
Fax : +91 4565- 225202
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Dr.M.RAVICHANDRAN (ALUMNI 1985-87)
E-mail : email@example.com
"He is first batch M.Sc. Physics student of our University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Pune. He worked as a Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune during the year 1988 to 1997 in the field of Atmospheric Science. Later he moved to National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT), Chennai in the year 1997. He joined as a Scientist at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS) in the year 2001. Presently he is working in the field of Physical Oceanography, mainly dealing with ocean observing System and ocean modeling"
Dr.S.GURUNARAYANAN (ALUMNI 1985-87)
Professor and Dean,
Department of EEE & WILPD,
Email : Sguru@Pilani.Bits-Pilani.Ac.In
Phone : +91-1596-245073 (Ext - 239) +91-1596-515239
"He is first batch M.Sc. Physics student of our University. Presently Teaching: VLSI Architecture, Microprocessor Programming & Interfacing"
Research Interest : Digital Design, Embedded Systems &Computer Architecture.
Dr. G. PANDITHURAI (ALUMNI 1985-87)
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology,
"Dr. G. Pandithurai received his M.Sc. (Physics) from Alagappa University in 1987 and completed PGDCA in American college, Madurai. After completing his Ph.D. from University of Pune, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA during 1998-2000. Since then he has been holding various scientific positions at IITM. He received invitation fellowship from JSPS to work as a researcher in Centre for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, Japan in 2008. He is an elected member as Vice Co-chair of International SKYNET committee; academic faculty of MoES Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) and serving as a committee member/reviewer for various national and international agencies/journals. He has guided 4 Ph.D. students and 15 M.Sc/M.Tech students and published about 95 research papers in peer-reviewed journals."
Dr. J. HEMALATHA (ALUMNI 1997-2000)
Department of Physics,
National Institute of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli- 620 015.
Phone : +91-431-2503608
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"Dr. J. Hemalatha received her Ph.D in the year 2000 from Alagappa University, Karaikudi. She joined CONCEPT research group, University of California, Berkeley, USA, as a visiting scholar. Her research interest is on Multiferroic materials, Polymer nanocomposites, multifunctional polymers, Nanofluids/Ferrofluids, Solid state Ionics, Ultrasonics etc. As per her perception, this University gives great values not only for academics and research, but also for every other aspects of life, including the culture, discipline, ethics and it makes the students into more responsible and cultured citizens."
Dr.R.CHANDRAMOHAN (ALUMNI 1985-87)
Sree Sevugan Annamalai College,
"He has completed his schooling to Ph.D. from Alagappa Group of Institutions, Karaikudi, and Post Doctoral Fellow of National Chang-Hua University of Education, Taiwan. He has guided 6 Ph.D's, 14 M.Phil Scholars and guiding 8 Ph.D's in Physics. He has extensive publication records and three projects by UGC including a Major Research Project. He has many publications in International journals nearing 120 and 4 National Journals and is one of the outstanding resource people in Nanotechnology and nano Science. He has been awarded many Fellowships to Present Paper at International Conferences abroad at Singapore and Malaysia and has visited several countries."
Dr. P. PERUMAL M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D., PGDCA,
Principal (Gr. I),
Thiru. Vi. Ka. Govt. Arts College,
Thiruvarur – 610 003.
"As an aluminus of school of Physics, Alagappa University, it gives him an immense pleasure and satisfaction on having seen the growth of this school from the infrastructural facility, the devotion to work of the committed faculty, the opportunity for the youngsters to grow in the world – class scientists. As mentioned by him, Alagappa University shaped his life and research carriers. He also pointed out that attained this height only because of this school of Physics. "
Dr. M. ARIVANANDHAN (ALUMNI 2000-06)
Centre for Nanoscience and Technology,
Anna University, Chennai - 600 025, INDIA
Tel : +91-44-2235-9114, Fax : +91-44-2230-1656
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"Dr.M.Arivanandhan has completed M.Sc., (1999-2001) and M.Phil., (2001-2002) Physics in the Department of Physics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi. He started his research on the unidirectional growth of organic crystals and investigated the anisotropic properties of the unidirectional crystals during the doctoral studies at Alagappa University (2003-2006). During the doctoral research, he has received Alagappa University Research fellowship for pursuing his research. Later, he moved to IMR, Tohoku University, Japan as a COE Postdoctoral Fellow. After the PDF, he joined as Assistant Professor at Research Institute of Electronics (RIE), Shizuoka University, Japan. He has received two research grants of JSPS Young Scientist B (Kakhenki B (2010-2012)) and JSPS Young Scientist C (Kakhenki C (2014-2017)) from JSPS-MEXT. In December 2014, he moved to Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Anna University as an Associate Professor. Moreover, he has received an Early Career Research (ECR) Award from DST-SERB. As a outcome of his research, he has filed 3 patents in Japan, published 125 papers in International Journals."
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Department of Physics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Galaxy Research Technologies to collaborate on the polymer membrane development works.
The department of physicsorganized a theme based photography exhibition on 11th March, 2016. The Chief Guest, Mrs. AnithaSathiam, a renowned Photographer, from Neyveliinaugurated the Photography Club and delivered a technical speech on street and village photography.
Environmental Club, Department of Physics was organized and celebrated Waste –free lunch week (28.03.2016-04.04.2016) and series of special lectures on March 28, 2016.