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