About the department

The Department of Physics provides wide range of general as well as specialized undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses related to fundamental and applied physics. The specialized courses and research focus in particular on experimental and theoretical physics of fusion plasma, lasers, electrical discharges, linear and non-linear acoustics, nanomaterials, and their interactions mutually, with biological systems, and environment in general. The department laboratories are equipped with modern diagnostic systems, technologies, and experimental setups including z-pinch fusion plasma source, plasma jets, acoustic anechoic room, and biomedical laboratory. The department of physics thus has solid platform for excellent education, research activities as well as industrial collaborations on national and international level. By various outreach activities the department is equally devoted to promoting technical education, science, and physics to high school students, teachers, and general public.

The department deals mainly with:

  • high-current pulsed discharges for generation of fusion plasma and related phenomena
  • corona, dielectric barrier and gliding discharges at atmospheric pressure, plasma jets
  • plasma treatment and electronic characterization of nanomaterials
  • linear and nonlinear acoustic phenomena
  • technical applications of ultrasonic fields
  • acoustic measurements, noise control, room acoustics, psychoacoustics
  • biomedical applications of plasma, electrical fields, and materials
  • related physical principles, theoretical analyses, and numerical computations

Our R&D projects include:

  • development and application of diagnostic methods for studies of fusion plasma
  • experimental and theoretical study of accelerated deuterons, neutrons, and runaway electrons in fusion reactions
  • electrical discharges combined with catalysts for production of ozone, disposal of NOx, and inactivation of microorganism growth
  • acoustic streaming, phononic crystals, active methods in acoustics
  • applications of acoustics for stabilization of electrical discharges, noise control in vehicles and airplanes, optimization of sound quality, communications with insects
  • cardiovascular and tissue diagnostics, eye movement analysis, electrotherapy, electronic and pressure sensors
  • miniCube satellites for testing materials, sensors, and detectors in space missions

Our outreach activities include:

  • seminars, hands-on experiments, and popular lectures about exciting physics (e.g. traditional Physical Thursdays)
  • preparatory courses of mathematics and physics for equal opportunity in studies
  • scientific journal and conferences on Plasma Physics & Technology