Department head's message

The diversity of the existing research expertise in the Department of Physics would provide prospective students with deep and interdisciplinary knowledge; and would enable them to acquire technical skills that make them uniquely competitive.
Ali S. Alnaser, PhD

Welcome to the Department of Physics at the American University of Sharjah!  The Department of Physics at AUS is recognized for excellence in teaching, and distinguished research. It currently offers a Minor in Physics, introductory courses in astronomy and engineering physics, and service courses for business, architecture, and the College of Arts and Sciences majors. In response to the recent developments in the UAE in the clean energy as well as space sectors, and with the rising need for well-equipped scientists, the Department of Physics will soon be offering a Bachelor of Science in Physics, which will prepare students to think rigorously and trained to conduct contemporary scientific research. The Bachelor of Science in Physics program would appeal to students who wish to have a certain level of specialization in several academic disciplines within the scope of physics and its subfields. Students majoring in physics will be in high demand in the job market, in general, and particularly in the Gulf region, considering the new high-tech initiatives that have lately emerged in the UAE. 

The Department of Physics at AUS consists of faculty members who are well-known for their distinguished research records, and who maintain fruitful collaborations with world-renowned laboratories and physicists of the highest caliber in various Physics subfields like atomic, molecular, and laser, condensed matter and nanotechnology, nuclear and particle physics, space, astronomy and astrophysics. The diversity of the existing research expertise in the Department of Physics would provide prospective students with deep and interdisciplinary knowledge, and would enable them to acquire technical skills that make them uniquely competitive for research and teaching jobs, internships, as well as graduate-school scholarships.

In addition to its dynamic faculty, the Department of Physics has excellent introductory and modern physics laboratories that are staffed by well-qualified lab instructors. Recognizing the importance of undergraduate physics research as a powerful educational tool, prospective students will have the opportunity to work closely with the physics faculty on their in-house research projects, along with the possibility to get exposure to cutting-edge research facilities at world-class institutions. With the strong international connections that many department members enjoy and with the active exchange program at AUS, students majoring in physics will have the advantage of accessing cutting-edge research facilities and meeting renowned scientists at an early stage of their academic journey.   

We invite you to explore through our website and learn more about our department and the programs we offer. We will be always happy to address your questions and inquiries.

Ali S. Alnaser, PhD

Professor of Physics and Head of Department Head

 

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Events

10
Mar

10th Asian Symposium on Intense Laser Science

Hall B, Main Building
March 10, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Free
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08
Feb

AUS Model United Nations (AUSMUN)

Main Building
February 8, 2018
05:00 - 00:00
By Invitation
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28
Nov

There Is Nothing Like Him? A Syntactic, Semantic, Rhetorical and Translational Analysis of Qur’anic Terminology

NAB 111, NAB Building
November 28, 2017
16:00 - 17:00
Free
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22
Nov

Physics Seminar: Adventures on the Interface of Physics and Biology with Optics and Lasers

P-216, Physics Building
November 22, 2017
15:00 - 16:00
Free
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21
Nov

CAS Dean’s Lecture : Modeling the Movement of Prehistoric People

C-109, Chemistry Building
November 21, 2017
16:00 - 17:00
Free
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19
Nov

Mapping Bookstores: 19th-Century American Literary Spaces and 21st-Century Literary Studies

LAN 111, Language Building
November 19, 2017
14:00 - 15:00
Free
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