Department of Applied Physics
About the Department

Applied Physics Department is a major department of Delhi Technological University providing cutting edge research, innovation and education in the emerging areas of science and technology.

Department offers following Academic Programs:

I. B.Tech. in Engineering Physics:

This four year “B.Tech. in Engineering Physics” program covers the various interdisciplinary areas in physical sciences and emerging areas of engineering such as Nano Science and Technology, Microelectronics, Photonics, Quantum Information systems and Robotics etc. The Department offers a Major in Electronics and Minors in one of the following electives namely Nanoscience and Technology, Photonics, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Plasma Science and Technology, Nuclear Engineering, Robotics and Intelligent Systems to cater the growing demand of industries and provide them a sound platform enabling them to pursue higher studies and research, hence specialize in fields of their choice. The program in Engineering Physics equips students with the fundamental knowledge of physics together with problem solving skills and understanding, which allows them to seek innovative careers in today’s fast changing technological age.

II. M.Tech in Nanoscience and Technology (NST):

This two year “M.Tech. program in Nanoscience and Technology (NST)” is designed in a manner so that students are trained to various aspects of Nanomaterials, their latest development, synthesis and characterization including the design and development of nano scale optical and electronic devices. This program equips young engineers and scientist with diverse background to excel in the emerging areas of nano science and technology. Students of M.Tech (NST) have the opportunity to do their projects and internships at National Physical laboratory under DTUNPL collaboration program.

III. M.Tech. in Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE):

This two year M.Tech. program in Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) deals with designing, implementation, and maintenance of different systems that are related to nuclear fusion and nuclear fission. Nuclear engineers are those significant professionals who make this world a better place to live in for the mankind by harnessing the power of the atom and making it useful through transferring energy to power houses and businesses without producing greenhouse gases. They apply their expertise of mathematics, physics, and engineering to tackle several social and environmental issues by deriving benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. These great individuals devise how to use radioactive materials in manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, power generation, and several other ways. Their field of work revolves around nuclear plants for power generation, nuclear power sources for military or space vehicles, systems for disposal of radioactive waste, equipment used in nuclear medicine to image the human body and destroy cancer cells, sterilize food and medical equipment, and create new pest or drought-resistant seeds for effective cultivation.

IV. M.Tech. in Microwave and Optical Communication Engineering (MOCE):

This two year “M.Tech. program in Microwave and Optical Communication Engineering (MOCE)” is offered from Applied Physics Department in association with Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. This program equips young engineers and scientist to design, develop and innovate the new and changing configuration of microwave and optical fiber based telecommunication systems and networks.

Doctoral Programmes

Along with B.Tech and M.Tech. academic programs, the department of Applied Physics is known for its academic excellence and enthusiastic Research and Development in thrust areas leading to large number of research publications in the leading national and international journals of high impact factors. Currently, about 50 full time Ph.D. students are doing research in the following major areas

  •  Plasma Physics/Plasma Applications, Nanotechnology, High Power Microwave Devices, Dusty Plasma/Strongly Coupled Dusty Plasma, THz Radiation/ Emission, Short Pulse Laser and Plasma Medicines

  •  Interaction of Intense, Femto second Laser field with atoms and molecules involving Multiphoton linear and nonlinear processes, Atomic Structure Calculations and Raman Spectroscopy

  •  Thin Films and Material Science

  •  Fiber Optics and Optical Communication covering all branches of Photonics, Photonic Crystals, Metamaterials and Plasmonics

  •  Microelectronics and Semiconductor Device Modeling and Simulation

  •  Solar Cells Modeling and Simulation

  •  Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nano Materials, Graphene and Diamond

  •  Synthesis and Characterization of 2-D layered Materials and their vDW heterostructure

  •  Fluorescence Spectroscopy

  •  Energy Storage and Conversion Devices (Li+/Na+ Batteries, Fuel Cells, Solar Cells and Super Capacitor etc.), Ferroelectric Materials, Multiferroic Materials, Thermoelectric Materials

  •  Sensors, Biosensors, Ion Beam modification of materials, nanomaterials, Accelerator Physics

  •  Experimental Atomic Physics, X-ray Spectroscopy


The department has well-qualified and motivated faculty which is highly dedicated towards teaching and making every possible effort for providing the students creative and stimulating environment required for their complete professional development. Moreover, faculty members of the Applied physics department are actively involved in R & D in various fields including experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Microelectronic Devices (Modeling and Simulation), Plasma Physics, Nanotechnology, Fiber Optics and Optical Communication, Energy Storage and Conversion Devices, Carbon Nano Materials, Solar Cells modeling and simulation, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, etc. They have published research work in high impact factor, peer reviewed international journals and have been authored many books relevant to academics and research. In addition, they have acquired patents for their research work. Besides, the faculty members have several National and International collaborations for R & D activities. The department has numerous ongoing Sponsored Research/Consultancy Projects.