It is with great
pleasure we welcome you to the Department of Applied Physics & Astronomy.
The Department offers a Bachelor Degree in Applied Physics in one of four applied
streams; radiation physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics and
astronomy. The choice of these four streams was based on the needs of the local
as well as the international job markets, where there has been a high demand
for physicists with skills in those fields. Graduates are expected to find
employment in hospitals, environmental agencies, radiation monitoring centers,
civil defense, petroleum industries, space programs as well as educational
(teaching) and research institutions.
are encouraged to take part in research activities, which has proven to be a
great asset for finding jobs. Students have access to well-equipped
laboratories and analytical techniques available at the University’s main
campus, the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS), and some
Our teaching staff is
involved in a wide range of advanced research areas covering X-ray
fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, archaeometry, astronomy, astrophysics,
biomedical application of ultrasound, environmental acoustics, radiation
detection and monitoring, thermal properties of solid materials, solar cell
growth and characterization, optical spectroscopy of semiconductors,
characterization and modeling of metallic nano-particles and computational
In addition to
commitment to teaching and research, our staff is involved in several community
outreach projects. Among these projects are the regular Physics Shows at local
high schools, workshops and public seminars, as well as the regular
consultations we offer to various sects of the community.
Our goal in the
Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy is to ensure that our graduates are
well-qualified and prepared for employment in scientific careers, advanced
professional training, and graduate study.
Hachemi B. Benaoum,
Chair of Department