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The Department of Physics

Vision         

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.

Mission

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.

Location: Luther Foster Hall, Rm. 501

Physics Faculty and Staff 

Curriculum

  • 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)

Teaching

  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Spring2014 pre-assessment report
  • Fall2013 physics 301 T-CAEIL presentation
  • Fall2013 physics 301
  • Summer2013_physics301
  • Spring2013_physics301
  • Fall2012_physics310
  • Fall2012_physics301
  • Spring2012_physics301
  • Fall2011 and spring2012_physics305 and 306

Student News

  • Physics major Mr. Maurice McGee won a FIRST PRIZE in the poster competition at  the 92nd annual meeting of Alabama Academy of Science at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL on March 12, 2015. Congratulations to his faculty mentors: Dr. Prakash C. Sharma and Dr. Zengjun Chen.
  • Physics major Mr. Kumasi Salimu won a SECOND PRIZE in the poster competition at  the 92nd annual meeting of Alabama Academy of Science at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL on March 12, 2015. Congratulations to his faculty mentors: Dr. Akshaya Kumar and Dr. Prakash C. Sharma.
  • Physics major Mr. Eduvie Ojebga won a SECOND PRIZE in the oral presentation competition at  the 92nd annual meeting of Alabama Academy of Science at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL on March 12, 2015. Congratulations to his faculty mentors: Dr. Akshaya Kumar and Dr. Prakash C. Sharma.
  • Physics majors Mr. Jeremiah F. Wilson and Ms. Leah Sanks have been nominated to receive the prestigious White House initiated HBCU ALL STAR Students Award for the Year 2014.
  • Physics majors Mr. Jeremiah F. Wilson and Mr. Sammie Ely III with their faculty mentors Dr. Sesha Srinivasan and Dr. P.C. Sharma have successfully filed their 2013 invention on “Universal Photocatalytic Reactor Design for the Water and Air Detoxification and Fuel Production”.

Faculty and Staff News

  • Dr. Z. Chen and Dr. P. C. Sharma received the NSF support for the investigation of graphene growth over silicon carbide. The total budget of this project is $80,000.00 and the period is one year.
  • Dr. P. C. Sharma have won four years US Department of Transportation’s “University Transportation Center -  Tier 1” grant of $1,414,100.00 (share with University of Central Florida) to work on to transform the country’s transportation network, create a STEM education for environmental sustainability. Tuskegee University is sub-awarded with $150,000 per year for four year from the period of Jan 2014 to Dec. 2017. 
  • 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. P. C. Sharma and Dr. Z. Chen submitted to the DOE-ARPA program a joint proposal titled "Fabrication of Low-cost Vertical 4H- or 6H-SiC MOSFET on GaN/Si Wafers" with Auburn University, the requested fund is $840,542.00.

Events

  • 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

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
Email: pcsharma@mytu.tuskegee.edu