|STAFF PROFILE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT|
Message from the Head of Department
The department, even though young, has developed a good tradition of excellence over the years since its inception and has been recognized for its excellence in instruction and relevance of its community oriented research. With its available facilities and resources, the department is poise for a leadership position in physics research and education in Nigeria.
Our undergraduate program begins with courses designed to help build a strong foundation in physics. All Courses at higher level of the undergraduate program deepens the understanding of these basics in a progressive manner. The program culminates in an independent supervised final year project, which offers a unique opportunity of choosing from many different environmentally and community related experiments. Students are also encouraged to participate in current research areas of the department such as material science, medical physics, biophysics, renewable energy, etc. The objective is to help prepare our graduates for whatever carrier they might choose later, be it in teaching, industry or graduate studies..
The academic staff members of the department conduct research in many and varied areas of interest, such as condensed matter, astrophysics, plasma physics, atomic and nuclear physics, biophysics, material research, Nano science and renewable energy.
Aspire to be the best physics department in the nation by conducting cutting-edge research and by teaching and developing the carriers of the next generation of physicists.
The Department of Physics is one of the pioneer Departments in the University. The Department was established in January 2006 under the faculty of Natural and applied Sciences at the take up of the University. The department currently offers degree programme (B.Sc. (Hons)) in Physics, which commence right from inception of the University in 2006/2007 session. The department has so far graduated four set of students in 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013session and has produced four First-Class students (two of them have now joined the Department), many second class upper, second lower, 3rd class and pass degree students. The department is planning to introduce new undergraduate programmes and post graduate Programmes in future. Currently the department has a total number of 109 students at undergraduate level, 30 academic staff (25on tenure, 5 on visiting), 14 Technical staff, 1 Confidential Secretary and a messenger.