The Department of Physics at JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad has continually been striving for excellence in teaching and research, since the inception of the institute and has established itself as one of the reputed departments in the country. from the begining, education at the department in physics was meant to be a union of the theoretical physics and practical Physics. the research activities of the department encompass practically all major sub disciplines of Physics. Some of the research disciplines are Solid State Physics, Fiber Optic Communication, Fiber Optic Sensors, Superconductivity, Material Science, Nuclear Radiation Physics, Bio Physics, Vaccum technology, Synthesis and characterization of Nanomaterials, Thin film Technology, Pllymer glass Synthesis, Medical Physics, Laser Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Plasma Physics, Dielectrics, Quantum Chemistry, Space Physics and Optics. Some of the Ph. D. research scholars of the Department of Physics are carried out research work in major industries and leading research and development organizations like Indo Americal Cancer Hospital, BHEL, NRSA, DRDO, DRDL, ECIL, DMEL etc which are situated in and around Hyderabad.
In Condesed Matter Physics, theoretical work is being carried out in the areas of Disordered electronic systems, metal insulator transition, electronic structures, nanostructures, porous silicon, quantum hall effect, semiconductor physics, quantum magnetism, superconductivity, computational Physics, Josephson jucnction arrays, correlated electron systems, molecular dynamics, paraller computation. Porous media, soft and biomaterials, studies of complex dynamical systems, neural and immune networks, fluid and MHD turbulence are being performed by theoreticians working the field of statistical physics. the experimental research in condensed matter focuses on diamond like carbon films, amorphous semiconductors, porous silicon, super ionic conductors, superconductors including high TC Superconductors, Low temperature Physics, nanostructures, magneric thin film multi-layers and bulk materials, liquid crustals, structural and electronic phase transitions in layered materials.
The Fiber Optic Sensors group actively engaged in the structural constitution of various kinds of Fiber Optic Se nsors and in the characterization of thier functionality in the measurement of several kinds of environmental parameters that are listed here. The major spectrum of these sensors classified as intensity modulated sensors and interferomentric sensors as they offer most wide range of optical fiber sensors. Intensity modulated sensors are listed as intensity modulation through light interruption. intensity modulation through shutter, intensity modulation through reflection, intensity modulation through evanescence, intensity modulation through micro bend, intensity modulation through macrobend, intensity modulation refractometers, intensity modulated fiber optic thermometers, intensity modulated chemical sensors, and distributed sensing with fiber optics. the research work related to U- shaped solidf glass rod used in the design of intensity based fiber optic refractometer carried out in the Department is outstanding. The interferometric sensors include Hydrophones (Mach Zejmder, ,Michelson interferometers), interferometric magnetometers, optical fiber gyroscopes (Sagnac FO interferometer), birefringent fiber optic sensors, Fabry Perot fiber optic interfrerometers.
Laser Physics and spectroscopy group is involved in research in Non linear optics, laser Raman spectroscopy, diamond like carbon and carbon clusters from laser ablation, medical applications, laser plasma interactions, Doppler free spectroscopy and quantum optics. The Nuclear Physics group is engaged in the applications of heavy ion irradiation, Rutherford bach scattering, channering, positron annilhilation and Mossbauer spectroscopy to materials research.