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. As a result, this department offers :
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 also introduced theconcept of Majors and Minors 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 Microwave and Optical Communication Engineering: This two year "M.Tech. (Mace)" is offered from Applied Physics Department in association with Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. This program is designed and developed as an outcome of the establishment of an advanced R&D; center called "TIFAC? Center of Relevance and Excellence in Fiber Optics and Optical Communication" under Mission REACH program of Technology Vision 2020, Govt. of India. 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.
iii. M.Tech in Nano Science and Technology:This two year "M.Tech (NST)"is offered from Applied Physics Department from the academic year 2009?2010. The curriculum has been designed in a manner so that students are trained to various aspects of Nano materials, 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 DTU?NPL collaboration program. The department has well equipped laboratories to support teaching program for B.Tech and M.Tech students, where experiments are designed to broaden the experimental skills of the students. Currently over a dozen of full time Ph.d students are pursuing their doctoral level research work for Ph.D degree in the general areas of material science and photonics. The major areas of research of Applied Physics Departmentare: Material Science, Fiber Optics and Optical Communication covering all branches of Photonics, Thin Films, Ferroelectrics, Quantum Electronics, Carbon Nano Tubes, Photonic Crystal, Meta materials and Plasmonic Solar cells, Microelectronics & Semiconductor Device Modeling, FPGA Design and Synthesis, laser Spectroscopy ,Stark Spectroscopy etc.
iv. M.Tech (NSE) is offered from Department of Applied Physics. The Master Degree program in " Nuclear Science and Engineering " is very rare and ambitious. As "Go Nuclear " is the current scenario of India, This is an exciting time to study Nuclear Science and Engineering. There is an upsurge of Innovative activity in the field, as energy resources of country constraints, energy security concerns, and risk of climatic problems demand safe, secure, cost-competitive nuclear energy systems. At the same time, new tools for exploring, modelling and controlling complex nuclear and radiation processes are laying foundations for major advances in application of nuclear technologies in medicine and Industry. This program has been designed as a response to these developments and to supply the nation with young skilled nuclear scientists. The course and curriculum is filled up with subjects keeping an eye on India's current as well as future aspects of nuclear technology and program. It covers various aspects related to Nuclear Power Engineering Radiation Technology Radiation Detector Development Nuclear Reactor Engineering and their Designing, Plasma Research, Accelerator Physics, Nuclear & Computational Physics and Nuclear Waste Management. This program is well suited for young engineers and scientist with background in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering. At the end of each academic year, there is provision for doing Projects and Research work in collaboration with various organisations. Current organisation which employs students from DTU for Project works are IUAC,RRCAT,INMAS, DRDO,BARC
Department of Applied Physics has well equipped R & D labs:
Thin film & Material Science lab with many equipment including Bruckner Advanced X-ray diffract meter and Hitachi's Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS facility (central facility), Fiber optics and Communication lab, Advanced Computational and Design lab with ultra-modern computational facility ton design and simulate Nano photonic devices with state of art software tools, Advanced Optics lab with
(d) Non-Linear optic effect based experimental set ups, Microelectronics Research lab, Digital Electronics lab with modules for logic Gates, A/D and D/A Converter, Multiplexer, Decoder, Signal Generator, Power Supply etc., Microprocessors and Interlacing la b with training kits:
Major sponsored projects running in the Department at present:
i Thin film & Material Science Lab with major equipment:
(i) Fund for Improvement in Science and Technology Infrastructure-FIST Project, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India 2012-17,
(ii) TIFAC- Center of Relevance and Excellence(CORE)in Fiber Optics and Optical Communication Under Mission REACH Program of TechnologyVision-2020, Govt. of India, 2005 and onwards,
(iii) Characterization of photonic Crystal Fiber for Telecom and Sensing Application, Major Research project, University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, 2009-2011,
(iv) Microstructural and Electrical Investigations of
University Grants Commission, Govt. of India,2011-2014,
(v) Development of efficient and environmental friendly phosphors and Nano phosphors for white light emitting diodes,Research Project, Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences(DAE-BRNS)B, ARC, Mumbai, 2011-2014,
(vi) Development of Experimental procedure for growth of single crystal diamond (for jewellery) by using MPCVD system,
(vii) IEEE Grant for the Project applying industry standards titled "Design, Development and Integration of Industry Standard Compliant Solutions for a Smart Grid"-2011,
(viii) Department of Applied Physics is also actively involved in the supervision and mentoring of "innovative project" involving teams of inter-disciplinary undergraduate students: -
(a) Design and Development of "Intelligent Ground Vehicle" sponsored by DSIR, Govt. of India and
(b) Design and Development of "Autonomous Under Water Vehicle (AUV)" sponsored by Department of Ocean Development, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation limited (ONGC).Through this innovative design project, DCE_AUV team is adjudged as 10 best designer of AUV in the world and is awarded "Most Improved Design" award at international competition held at San Diego, CA, USA in August 2008.
Engineering Physics students at Delhi Technological University has founded Deltech Engineering Physics Technological Hub (DEPTH),an undergraduate society where all sorts of events, including Technical Paper Presentations, guest lectures, holding seminars, debates etc. are organized. The society has its very own e-newspaper "THEENGINEERINGPHYSICSTIMES" which is edited and maintained by its council members. General student activities of DEPTH include monthly quizzes, group discussions on various topics pertaining to both Engineering and Physics with a strong emphasis on presentation and implementation of innovative ideas and various industrial visits to acquaint it's
members with breathtaking technologies along with their implementation in various industries.
DEPTH in association with SPIE DCE/DTU and OSA DCE/DTU Chapters has organized a plenary lecture series beginning with talks from eminent and renowned professors and researchers.
Department of Applied Physics has the student?s chapters of
(i) International Society for
Optical Engineering (SPIE)-USA and
(ii) Optical Society of America (OSA)-USA. Photonic Design Center is established in the Applied Physics Department as a part of National Program on Micro and Smart Systems (NPMASS)which is being coordinated by Indian Institute of Science,