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 American University of Sharjah! 

The UAE is undergoing a transformation to become a knowledge-based economy, at the forefront of scientific endeavor, innovation and entrepreneurship. With exciting developments in the country’s clean energy sector and the launch of an ambitious space program, we have introduced a Bachelor of Science in Physics (BSPHY). This new program will prepare students to think rigorously and conduct meaningful and cutting-edge research, preparing them for fulfilling careers in academia and the public and private sectors.

In addition to the BSPHY, students from across the university’s colleges are also invited to undertake a minor in physics through our department. We offer introductory courses in astronomy and engineering physics, and service courses for students studying business, architecture, and other science and arts programs.

The Department of Physics at AUS is recognized for excellence in teaching and distinguished research. Our faculty are known for their notable research records, and for the collaborations they have fostered with some of the world’s most celebrated physicists, working in the world’s most respected and recognized universities. Research fields our faculty are currently engaged in include atomic physics, molecular physics, lasers, condensed matter nanotechnology, nuclear and particle physics, space, astronomy and astrophysics. This diversity of research expertise provides students with deep and interdisciplinary knowledge, enabling them to acquire the technical skills that will make them uniquely competitive in their future careers. They will be well prepared for research and teaching jobs, internships, as well as graduate school scholarships.

Our laboratories are some of the best in the region, staffed by well-qualified lab instructors. Recognizing the importance of research as a powerful education tool, our students work closely with faculty on their in-house research projects. Our students are also offered the opportunity to pursue research at other world-class institutions. With the strong international connections of our faculty, and an active exchange program, students can access international facilities and work with renowned scientists from the earliest stages of their academic journey.   

We invite you to explore through our website and learn more about our department and the programs we offer. We are 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

12
May

Smart City Research Institute Roundtable

Faculty Senate Room, Main Building
May 12, 2018
09:00 - 15:00
By Invitation
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03
May

Material Science and Engineering Institute Workshop

FDC Library Building LIB 011
May 3, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Free
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03
May

Material Science and Engineering Institute Workshop

FDC Library Building LIB 011
May 3, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Free
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02
May

HSE and Sustainability Management in Du and the UAE

Lecture Hall B, Main Building
May 2, 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Free
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30
Apr

Soirée Musicale

Arts Rotunda
April 30, 2018
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: AED 25 AUS ID & AED 50 General Admission
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30
Apr

Soirée Musicale

Arts Rotunda
April 30, 2018
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: AED 25 AUS ID & AED 50 General Admission
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