Pondicherry Engineering College
(An Autonomous Institution of Govt. of Puducherry; Affiliated to Pondicherry University)

Department of Physics

 The Department of Physics has been functioning right from the inception of the Pondicherry Engineering College in 1985. The Department initially functioned as a supporting department catering to the demands of the under-graduate students. The Department started a post-graduate course in Material Science and Technology in 1992. The M.Phil. and Ph.D. research programs were begun in 1997.  The Department has a well-equipped Physics Laboratory and P.G. Material Science & Technology Laboratory. The laboratories of the department are equipped with state of the art equipment some of which include the following:  Flaw Detector,  Ultrasonic Magnetic Particle Detector,  Eddy Current Detector,  Strain analysis Equipment with DAS computer Stand-alone System,  Viscometer (milli Pascal to mega Pascal range),  Vacuum coating units with Electron Beam Gun,  Four-probe, Two-probe Conductivity Measurement Setup,  Differential Thermal Analyzer,  Thermo Luminescence Set-up,  High power Electro Magnet with imported gauss meters to measure axial and transverse magnetic fields,  Electronic Balance Micro and Milligram Accuracy,  Ball Mill (planetary type), and   LCR meter.
 

Sl.No

Name of the Faculty

Designation

Specialization

Email & Mobile no.

1.

Dr. BALAN PALANIVEL, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

    Professor

Electronic Band Structure, Structural Phase Stability, High Pressure Physics

bpvel@pec.edu

9442066355

2.

Dr. S. NAGARAJAN, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Professor & Head

Luminescence in Solids, Radiation induced defects 

snagarajan@pec.edu

9486522174   | 0413-2655281  ext.641

3.

Dr. B. J. KALAISELVI, M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph. D.,

Professor

Laser Physics and Applications

bjk@pec.edu

9442647579

4.

Dr. R. KANNAN,             M. Sc., Ph. D.,

Professor

Magnetic Nano Materials and Zinc Oxide

kannan@pec.edu

9442787484 | [Home Page]

  5. Dr. HARISH KUMAR,     Ph. D., Professor Computational MHD, Liquid Crystals

harishkumarholla@pec.edu

9443052957

6.

Mr. M. MUTHUKANNU, M.Sc., B.Ed.,

Associate Professor

Magnetics and Ferro-Electrics

mmk@pec.edu

9443069607