Physics has been an integral part of Forman Christian College since its establishment in 1864. Dr. J. Compton, during his tenure at FCCU, conducted groundbreaking research on cosmic rays, ultimately earning him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1927. 
Building on this rich legacy, the Physics Department currently boasts a highly qualified and experienced faculty engaged in diverse research programs. The faculty’s primary research interests include energy devices (such as solar cells, fuel cells, and Li-ion batteries), 2D materials and their hetero-structures, biomaterials and biosensors, water splitting, water purification, photocatalysis, quantum optics, space plasmas, nonlinear plasmas, quantum plasmas, computational physics, and machine learning for optimizing energy devices.


To ensure that research remains relevant with the latest revolutions and trends, interactions and discussions with the national and international scientific community are essential. Consequently, the Department of Physics organizes the annual international conference titled “Trends in Material Science and Nanotechnology (ICTMSN).” This conference serves as a pivotal platform for young research scholars to gain insights from the extensive expertise of leading scientists worldwide across various facets of Materials Science and Nanotechnology.
The driving force behind ICTMSN is to foster interdisciplinary perspectives among researchers and faculty engaged in both basic and applied materials research. The objective is to facilitate discussions on the latest revolutions and trends within the realm of Material Sciences and Nanotechnology, providing valuable insights into the trajectory toward modern technology. Distinguished scientists from around the globe will share their cutting-edge research findings and shed light on the future prospects of material science during this conference.
(1) Energy Storage & Production
(2) 2D & hetero-junction Materials
(3) Nano-optics & Plasmonics
(4) Biomaterial & Biosensors
(5) Thin films & Applications
(6) H2 Production and Storage