Preface

  Fields of Research and Research Groups:
 

        The department has about 70 faculty members performing theoretical and experimental research in both fundamental areas such as Particle Physics, Plasma Physics and Nuclear Physics, and in Applied Areas such as Optics,Glass, Solar Energy, Biophysics, Radiation Heat Transfer, Metal physics and Polymeric materials. Moreover, some members working in a very advanced research topics like Fractals and Critical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems.
Although there is no a well know ranking scheme for the Physics Departments in our country, one can easily and safely recognize the physics department in Mansoura University among the top four physics departments in Egypt. What can support this concluding remark is the number of award obtained by the staff members since it is founded in 1969 as well as the annual publications of the Department members.
Besides the yearly appointment for the best students to be the future members of the department after getting their Ph Dís, the department offers research and teaching assistantships. Our graduates always find a position somewhere in the academic institutes and Industry which reflects the good repetition the department has.
The department also offers four Master programs as:
  1. Theoretical program,
  2. Experimental program,
  3. Biophysics,
  4. Medical Physics
In each program, thesis programs are offered leading to the master's degree. The student must complete the specific course requirements. Most of the candidates are required to teach elementary laboratories while they are working for their degree.
 

  Ph. D degree requirements:
          An M Sc degree is required for the Ph D degree. Before a student can be admitted to candidacy for the Ph D degree, the student must pass the defense examination. Publication in a recognized journal is highly recommended before the defense.