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Physics
RESEARCH IN PHYSICS

 Research Vision and Strategy   - Vimala Physics Research Centre 

 

            Scientific research relies on the application of the scientific method, a harnessing of curiosity. This research provides scientific information and theories for the explanation of the nature and the properties of the world. It makes practical applications possible. The contribution of physics to all aspects of life, material and non-material, will be essential for the foreseeable future. Physics , generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world. Research in Physics contributes to the technological infrastructure and provides trained personnel needed to take advantage of scientific advances and discoveries.

 

The main objectives  of research include

    .To encourage research in basic physics (both theory and experimental) and applied areas

        of  physics.

   .To promote interdisciplinary research among different branches of science

    .To enhance the research capabilities of the department by engaging faculty in research

          that    integrates the education of students .

      .To support socially relevant and need based research coupled with human values.

      .To extend research and educational collaborations with industry, minority serving colleges

         and university, other universities and institutions of higher learning.

 

Research in Department

 

            The department has been recognised as a research centre under the Calicut university in Sepember 2013. There are three research guides under calicut university  in the department. The department is the first science department in the college to receive this honour. Being a department supplemented by essential research expertise ( Faculties -four PhD holders , Four pursuing  Ph. D) we take  initiatives  for research activities with all the available facilities in the department and college. All the UG and PG projects are carried out under the supervision of our faculties  and the projects are always research oriented. Interdepartmental, inter collegiate and university collaborations are encouraged and utilized for better results. Some of this works are presented at national conferences and recognized as the best.

        The department of Physics together with other Science Departments was sanctioned an amount of 50 Lakhs under the FIST programme ,DST,Govt.of India. FIST laboratory with the equipments is  ready for its launch.The details regarding the major research areas of  the faculties and research works are listed below.

 

 

  1. Research Details
    1.  Research Guides under Calicut University

       1.  Dr. K A Malini

       2.  Dr. Mini Krishna K

       3.  Dr. Veena Gopalan E

 

The research areas of the faculties are listed below

 

Sl. No.

Name of the teacher

Major areas of Research

Research Experience
Year of award of PhD
Publications
Conference papers

Total

After PhD

 

1

Dr.Sr.Ritty.J .Nedumpara

 

Photonics

Laser materials ,optical and nonlinear characterisation

9 years

2008

6

1

9

2

Dr Malini K A

Material science      

(nanomagnetic materials,

NTC thermistor materials.

composite materials )

 

16 years

2002

21

8

16

3

Dr. Mini Krishna

Material Science (oxide phosphors materials)

 

7 years

2009

12

3

5

4

Dr. Veena Gopalan E

Material science      

(Nanoferrites,ferrofluids Nanocomposites,

MCE materials)

7 years

2010

6

1

4

5

Ms Dhanya Johnson

Material Science

1 year

Doing PhD

 

 

 

6

Ms. Anjaly Jose

ZnS films for solar cell application

1year

 

1

(accepted)

1

7

Ms. Jovia Jose

Simulation works  in Metamaterials

2 years

Doing PhD

1

 

1

 

 

 

The details of the Research projects completed /ongoing in the departtment is listed below

 

Principal Investigator

Title of the project

Funding Agency

Amount received (Rs.)

Remarks

Dr. Sr. Ritty J Nedumpara

Radiative Decay control with metallic nanoparticles and colloids.

UGC

1.15 lakhs

Minor/ongoing

Dr. Malini K A

Effect of Zinc doping on the properties of finite sized manganese ferrite

UGC

0.35 lakhs

Minor/ completed

Dr. Malini K A

Investigations on the effect of grain size on the properties of Spinel ferrites

DST WOS A Scheme

15.54 lakhs

Major/completed

Dr. Veena Gopalan E

Investigations on the synthesis, structural and optical properties   of  ferrofluids belonging to the series  MnxZn1-xFe2O4ferrite  (1.7 lakhs)

UGC

1.7 lakhs

Minor/ongoing

Ms. Dhanya Johnson

Synthesis  and characterization of microwave ceramic materials

UGC

1.75 lakhs

Minor/Completed

Ms Anjaly Jose

Preparation of thin films for solar cells using spin coating technique and its characterisation

UGC

1.60 lakhs

Minor/ongoing

Ms Jovia Jose

Analysis of electromagnetic wave propagation through negative index structures using FDTD

UGC

0.6 lakhs

Minor/Completed

 



 

 

 

 

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