The Department of Physics


The vision of the department of physics is to prepare students for graduate studies by providing quality instruction and research education leading to the B. S. degree. We seek for our students to accept the challenges of the 21st century successfully. To achieve this vision we provide advanced level instruction and research training to prepare students for creating, analyzing and propagating new knowledge.


The mission and purpose of the physics department will be achieved through the following three elements: (i) instruction, (ii) research and (iii) service.

(i)   Instruction:    To develop basic scientific education among science, engineering and non-science majors and promote the value of education as a continuous process and lifelong endeavor.

(ii)  Research:    To inculcate aptitude for research and related training among physics majors: Tuskegee physics students are encouraged to create and propagate new knowledge through required presentations in regional and national conferences.

(iii)  Service:    Through outreach activities to develop compassion for others, and provide service to the educational and social communities. We prepare students to serve the global society as well as the regional and campus community.

poster titled “Bandgap engineered zinc iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications”, by Lamont Henderson, Jeremiah Wilson, Bria Moore, Sesha Srinivasan, and P. C. Sharma, was presented at the Nano-Bio Summit 2013.

Physics Major Ms. Amber Kinnebrew graduated in Summer 2013 and was selected to start her Master program in Chemistry at Tuskegee University in Fall 2013.

Physics Major Ms. Bria Moore graduated in Spring 2013 and was selected to start her PhD program in Medical Physics at Duke University in Fall 2013.
Physics Major Mr. David Mohammad graduated in Spring 2013 and was accepted by the Master program in Systems Engineering (NavSea program) from EE at Tuskegee University.

  Our paper entitled, "Optical Absorption Spectroscopy of Dry Eraser Marker Ink" has been adjudged as the "Best Research Poster Paper" in the "International Conference on Lasers, Optics and Photonics" held on October 7-9, 2013, at San Antonio. Dr. Sharma’s award has been attributed in recognition of research paper quality, novelty and significance as indicated on the award certificate.The research papers entered in competitions for the best research poster were from countries like China, Russia, Korea, USA, Egypt, and Ethiopia.

Dr. A. Kumar made an oral presentation of the paper, "Laser Induced Breakdown S[ectroscopy: A real time approach to identity the glass and crystal samples" at the "International Conference on Lasers, Optics and Photonics" in San Antonio on October 7. Dr. Kumar's presentation has been recognized by OMICS Publishing Group and the Editors of Jounal of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics as phenomenal and worthy oral presentation.

Dr. P. C. Sharma, Dr. F. B. Bramwell, and Dr. Z. Chen submitted a joint proposal (amount of $840,542.00) on low-cost SiC devices with Auburn University to the DOE-ARPA program.

Dr. S. Srinivasan, Dr. P. C. Sharma, and Dr. M. Ntam submitted a joint proposal (amount of $1M) led by Florida Institute of Technology on energy storage systems to the DOE-CSP ELEMENTS program.

Dr. S. Srinivasan and Dr. P. C. Sharma were awarded with two new chemical cabinets and one acid cabinet (worth of $5,000.00) by the DOE Laboratory Equipment Donation Program.

Physics Faculty and Staff    Physics Major Curriculum

Physics Major Provisional Sheet

Physics Minor Curriculum

Physics Minor Provisional Sheet

Physics Minor (for Architecture and Construction Science Majors)

Physics Minor (for Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Other Science Majors)

University Link for Physics Major/Minor Programs (pp. 224 - 232)
Student Learning Outcomes

Spring2014 pre-assessment report

Fall2013 physics 301 T-CAEIL presentation

Fall2013 physics 301






Fall2011 and spring2012_physics305 and 306

   Alabama Academy of Science Annual Meeting 2012

Community Service at The Tuskegee Public Elementary School

NSF's Dr. Ram Gupta visits the Department (01/15/2013)

Physics graduates of spring 2011

Luther Foster Hall, Rm. 501

Contact Information:

Dr. Prakash 
C. Sharma, Head
Department of Physics

College of Arts and Sciences
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088

Telephone: (334)727-8998
Fax: (334)724-3917

Dr. P. C. Sharma received the 2012-2013 Faculty Performance Award for Research