Department of Physics

Physics is one of the most significant discipline of natural sciences, which describes the nature and properties of matter and energy. Physics play key role in maintaining and developing stable economic growth since it offers new technological advances in various fields such as engineering, computer science and biomedical science.

The physics program, here at Kohsar University Murree, is designed such that it covers the needs of those who want to pursue higher education in the field of physics, seek jobs, or want to have strong base while working in allied technological areas. We strive to offer research and study environment such that it creates equal opportunity for all. Department of Physics is newly established department at Kohsar University Murree (KUM), Pakistan. The department aims to build a strong foundation for excellence and encourages the development as a premier department by igniting and promoting enthusiasm, interest, and passion in the study of physics. Furthermore, department will train the next generation professionals and experts to gain advance knowledge in different fields of physics.

Vision:

The Department of Physics envisions to establish a renowned platform for the creation and dissemination of knowledge through research and teaching in Physics. Moreover, it aims to create a scientific environment for local community which encourages logical thinking, discovery, and collaboration.

Mission:

Department of Physics, Kohsar University Murree, aims to provide state of the art academic programs to produce well-trained graduates with strong analytical and problem solving capabilities. Along with the basics of Physics, our curriculum will empower youth with contemporary practical skills; namely computational, mathematical, and soft skills to address the regional, national and global challenges.

Program Strengths and Uniqueness

  • Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Strong Physics Basics
  • Applied Physics: Electronics, Interfacing, Automation, Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Strong Computational Skills
  • Entrepreneurship, Critical/Logical and Problem Solving Approach

Scope

The BS Physics Degree is explicitly designed to meticulously prepare students for various major fields of Physics e.g.  Nanosciences and Technology, Optics and Photonics, Theoretical and Computational Physics, Automation and Internet of Things, Environmental and Climate Physics,  Energy and Materials, Electronics, Solar Cells, Medical Physics, Industrial Electronics.

As per requirement of modern world, students will be trained in problem solving skills and critical thinking to meet challenges of trans-formative processes, innovation and technology.

Careers

Physics is a core subject which lead to birth of various new disciplines in science and engineering. Students have diverse options after completion of degree such as:

 

Strategic CommissionsJoin the Govt. Jobs such as PAEC, NASCOM, SUPARCO etc.
Government LaboratoriesPCSIR, NIH-Labs etc.
Education and TeachingPhysics is essential subject taught from SSC to University level. Furthermore Physics is also taught in allied disciplines such as Engineering, Computer Sciences and Life Sciences
Entrepreneurship

or

Freelancing

With the Physics and Computational skills learned during BS Program students have possibility of freelancing and self empowerment
Higher StudiesStudents can opt higher studies both nationally and international in contemporary fields such as (but not limited to), Nanosciences and Technology, Optics and Photonics, Medical Physics, Automation and Industrial Physics, Computational Physics, Theoretical Physics etc.
Other FieldsInternationally Physics graduate also opt various fields such as Acoustic Consultant, Clinical Scientist, Meteorologist, Radiation Protection Practitioner, Sound Engineer, Data Analyst, Operational Researcher, Radiologist Assistant, Design Engineer, Laser Engineer etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:
From Fall-2022, for BS Physics the eligibility admission criteria will be as following

The minimum requirements for admission in a bachelor’s degree program in physics is at least 45% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with mathematics and physics as major subjects or equivalent qualification with mathematics and physics certified by IBCC or A level Physics.
Three years diploma (DAE) with 60% marks in any technology duly recognized by Pakistan Board of Technical Education (PBTE) having mathematics and physics are eligible.
The applicants having F.Sc Pre-Medical or equivalent qualification without mathematics or DAE without mathematics shall cover two deficiency courses of Pre-Calculus-I and Pre-Calculus-II in first year of their degree program

Faculty

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sultan

Chairperson Department of Physics
GPO Campus, Kohsar University Murree
muhammad.sultan@kum.edu.pk
Phone No.
PhD Freie University Berlin, Germany

Field: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Ultrafast Magnetization Dynamics)
Post Doc. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley California USA
Field: XAS and XPS Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
PI Pak-German Research Project funded by DAAD
Field: Interfacial Modifications in Perovskite Solar Cells
Former Principal Scientist at Nanoscience and Technology Department, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan
Field: Nanomaterials, Photovoltaics, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Research Interests: Experimental Physics, Next Generation Photovoltaics, Nanomaterials and Applications, Sensing, Magnetization Dynamics, Spectro-Microscopy (XPS)

Dr. Syed Tahir Amin

Assistant Professor/Deputy Registrar Admin
E-mail stamin@kum.edu.pk
Post Doc., in joint collaboration of:
Faculty of Sciences – University of Porto, Portugal
University of Aveiro, Portugal
School of Sciences – Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Research interest: Topology in condensed matter physics

MPhil in Physics:
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
Thesis: “Practical Quantum Teleportation of an unknown Quantum state”
CGPA: 3.9/4.0
Distinctions:
MPhil 2015: Presidential Gold Medal
MSc 2012: Silver Medal
BSc 2009: Got highest marks in the whole College
Research Visits:
May 2019 – Jul 2019: Group of Interdisciplinary Theoretical Physics, Department
of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo, Italy
Feb 2019 – Apr 2019: Physics of Complex Systems and Statistical Mechanics, ULB, Belgium

Mr. Ammar Shahid

Lecturer Physics
specialization: Computational Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics
Email: ammarshahid@kum.edu.pk

Dr. Darwaish Khan 

Assistant Professor ( IPFP)
E-mail: darvaishkhan@kum.edu.pk
Ph.D. in Materials Science – Aug. 2020
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
M. Phil. in Materials Physics – Feb. 2013
Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
M.Sc. in Physics – March 2007
Department of Physics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
B.Sc. in Physics & Mathematics – March 2005
Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan
Research Interests:
• Synthesis & characterizations of nanomaterials
• Hydrogen storage in nanocrystalline & compressed nanomaterials under high pressures
• Hydrogen economy (energy carrier) & gas solid reactions
• Hydrogen fuel cells (PEMFC)
• Solid-solutions, interfaces, and phase transitions
• Additive materials for energy storage applications
• Electrochemistry and Catalysts
Awards:
• 2019 Excellent Award of Mg Energy Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
• 2018-2019 Light Alloys Net-Forming Research Centre Excellent Award, SJTU, China.
• 2018 Mg Energy Symposium Excellent Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. China.
• 2017 Excellent Award of Mg Energy Symposium, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
• 2016 Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. Scholarship Award for Doctoral Study in China.
• 2011 Liverpool Hope University Postgraduate Scholarship for Master in the UK.
• 2011 GIK College best teacher & scientific award.

Dr. Niaz Khan 

Assistant Professor ( IPFP)

Touseef Ahmed

Lecturer

Eng Zeeshan Tariq

Research Assistant
ERP software Apex or SAP.  technical. Skills solar system design. Industrial designs or electrical system installation