Department Of Physics Core Areas of Research are Material Science, Lasers and Spectroscopy, Theoretical Physics, Nanostructures and Nanophosphors, Hydrothermal Growth of Nanoparticles, Transparent Thin Film Transistors, Laser induced and RF plasma studies, Transparent Conducting Oxides, Oxide Phosphors and Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices, Sulphide Phosphors and Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices, Ferroelectric Random Access memories, Tunable Microwave Devices, Ferroelectric Thin film Transistors (FeTFT), ZnO/PMMA nanocomposites for optical limiting applications and Plasma studies.
Department Of Physics of the Cochin University of Science & Technology came into existence at the Ernakulam Centre of the Department of Physics of the University of Kerala in the year 1963. Prof. K. Venkateswarlu was the founder Head of this Department. In 1971, it became part of the University of Cochin, which was later re-organized in to a full-fledged University of Science & Technology. The Department, right from its inception was committed to excel in its post graduate teaching and impart state-of- the- art research training to students who opt for advanced studies in Physics. The Department has hitherto continuously maintained a creditable record of post graduate teaching and research in Physics. Over the years, the eminent faculty members of the Department have put in relentless efforts to maintain the high standards of post graduate teaching and nurture a unique research culture compatible with international standards. The unique style of teaching and the rich research culture developed have made the Department the dream destination of the young generation of Kerala to pursue higher studies in Physics. The Department has produced about 205 PhDs and close to 1100 research publications in leading international/national journals. Today the Department of Physics is well known within India and abroad for its commendable contributions in teaching and research. During its existence for the last 53 years, it has made rapid strides in the realm of research both in experimental and theoretical physics. The Department has produced innumerable illustrious alumni and they are all well placed in different spheres of life throughout the globe. It is highly prestigious for the Department to have Prof.Gopakumar.A. and Dr.Arun. K.G as its laudable alumni who are presently among the highly distinguished, world renowned astrophysicists involved in the recent (September 2015), historic LIGO experiment for the detection of gravitational waves.