Doctor of Philosophy Program in Applied Physics
Introduction
The Ph.D. program of Applied Physics is a research-focused program, designed to fit individual student interests. It combines a core physics curriculum with research in several related areas with integration with other areas of science. our department is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The program aims at an in-depth understanding of Applied Physics: an ability to look at the structure as a whole by integration of principal physics and further enhancement into commercial applications with in-depth research skills in the field for the industrialization of Thailand. possible careers for Ph.D. graduates are in academic institutions, corporate and national laboratories, and research institutes.
Objectives
The program aims at producing graduates with the following qualifications.
- Knowledgeable with in-depth and accurate understanding of Applied Physics.
- Capable of carrying out research in Applied Physics for knowledge production and inquiries.
- Moral with professional ethics.
Special Admission Requirements
Option 1.1 / 1.2 / 2.1 : Applicants with a master’s degree in Applied Physics, Physics, or related areas as approved by the Program Committee are eligible.
Option 2.2: As above but only applicants with a Bachelor’s degree are eligible.
Medium of Instruction
- Thai and English
Research Focus
- Electronic-Physics
- Energy Technology
- Sustainable Technology
- Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics
- Material Physics
Requirement for Graduation
In accordance with the Graduate School rules and regulations.
Credit Requirements*
Requirements | Option 1.1 | Option 2.1 | Option 2.2 |
Coursework | - | 12 | 24 |
Core Courses | - | 6 | 21 |
Electives | - | 6 | 3 |
Required Non-credit Courses | 2 | 2 | 5 |
Dissertation | 48 | 36 | 48 |
Total | 48 | 48 | 72 |
* Minimun credits requirements
Core Courses
Requirements | Option 1.1 | Option 2.1 | Option 2.2 | |||
Course No. | Cr. | Course No. | Cr. | Course No. | Cr. | |
Advanced Electromagnetic Theory for Applied Physics | - | - | 271611 | 3 | 271661 | 3 |
Advanced Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics | - | - | 271612 | 3 | 271612 | 3 |
Advanced Mathematical Physics I | - | - | - | - | 271515 | 3 |
Classical Mechanics | - | - | - | - | 271512 | 3 |
Electromagnetic Theory | - | - | - | - | 271513 | 3 |
Quantum Physics | - | - | - | - | 271514 | 3 |
Advanced Mathematical Physics II | - | - | 271515 | 3 | ||
Total | 0 | 0 | 2 | 6 | 7 | 21 |
Electives
Requirements | Option 1.1 | Option 2.1 | Option 2.2 | |||
Course No. | Cr. | Course No. | Cr. | Course No. | Cr. | |
Advanced Applied Mathematics | - | - | 271613 | 3 | 271613 | 3 |
Topology and Geometry and Application | - | - | 271614 | 3 | 271614 | 3 |
Applied Numerical Analysis | - | - | 271615 | 3 | 271615 | 3 |
New Frontiers of Physics | - | - | 271616 | 3 | 271616 | 3 |
Solid State Physics | - | - | 271617 | 3 | 271617 | 3 |
Superconductivity | - | - | 271618 | 3 | 271618 | 3 |
Electrodynamics of Solids | - | - | 271619 | 3 | 271619 | 3 |
Applied Nuclear Physics | - | - | 271631 | 3 | 271631 | 3 |
Radiation Physics for Applications | - | - | 271632 | 3 | 271632 | 3 |
Nuclear Reactor Theory | - | - | 271633 | 3 | 271633 | 3 |
High Energy Physics | - | - | 271634 | 3 | 271634 | 3 |
Radiation Detection and Measurements | - | - | 271635 | 3 | 271635 | 3 |
Spectroscopy | - | - | 271636 | 3 | 271636 | 3 |
Astronomical Instrumentation and Techniques | - | - | 271641 | 3 | 271641 | 3 |
Surface Physics | - | - | 271671 | 3 | 271671 | 3 |
Semiconductor Physics | - | - | 271672 | 3 | 271672 | 3 |
X-ray Diffraction and Applications | - | - | 271673 | 3 | 271673 | 3 |
Magnetic Materials and Applications | - | - | 271674 | 3 | 271674 | 3 |
Ceramics Dielectrics and Capacitors | - | - | 271675 | 3 | 271675 | 3 |
Nanophysics | - | - | 271676 | 3 | 271676 | 3 |
Plasma Physics and Applications | - | - | 271677 | 3 | 271677 | 3 |
Vacuum Physics and Deposition of Thin Film | - | - | 271678 | 3 | 271678 | 3 |
Vacuum System Design and Construction | - | - | 271679 | 3 | 271679 | 3 |
Ultrahigh Vacuum Systems and Application | - | - | 271771 | 3 | 271771 | 3 |
Thin Film Technology and application | - | - | 271772 | 3 | 271772 | 3 |
Optical Thin Film | - | - | 271773 | 3 | 271773 | 3 |
Total | 0 | 0 | 26 | >=6 | 26 | >=3 |
Required Non-credit Courses
Requirements | Option 1.1 | Option 2.1 | Option 2.2 | |||
Course No. | Cr. | Course No. | Cr. | Course No. | Cr. | |
Research Methodology in Sciences and Technology | - | - | - | - | 271591 | 3 |
Seminar 1 | 271691 | 1 | 271691 | 1 | 271691 | 1 |
Seminar 2 | 271692 | 1 | 271692 | 1 | 271692 | 1 |
Total | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 53 | 5 |
Dissertation Credit Requirements
Requirements | Option 1.1 | Option 2.1 | Option 2.2 | |||
Coures No. | Cr. | Coures No. | Cr. | Coures No. | Cr. | |
Dissertation I, Type 1.1 | 271694 | 8 | 271790 | 9 | 271794 | 8 |
Dissertation II, Type 1.1 | 271695 | 8 | 271791 | 9 | 271795 | 8 |
Dissertation III, Type 1.1 | 271696 | 8 | 271792 | 9 | 271796 | 8 |
Dissertation IV, Type 1.1 | 271697 | 8 | 271793 | 9 | 271797 | 8 |
Dissertation V, Type 1.1 | 271698 | 8 | - | 271798 | 8 | |
Dissertation VI, Type 1.1 | 271699 | 8 | - | 271799 | 8 | |
Total | 6 | 48 | 6 | 36 | 7 | 48 |
Course Descriptions
271511 Advanced Mathematical Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the following topics: ordinary differential equations, linear second order differential equations, higher order differential equations, Laplace transforms; Fourier series and Fourier transforms, partial differential equations, gamma functions, Bessel functions, Legendre functions, and vector analysis. | ||
271512 Classical Mechanics | 3(3-0-6) | |
Newtonian mechanics, Lagrangian mechanics, Hamiltionian equation, small oscillation, canonical transformation, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, and relativistic mechanics. | ||
271513 Electromagnetic Theory | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the following theories: Vector analysis, boundary value problems in electrostatics, the theory of dielectrics, electrostatic energy, steady current, magnetism of steady current, the theory of magnetism in matter, energy and momentum in electromagnetic fields, and electromagnetic wave equations. | ||
271514 Quantum Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
Schrödinger equation, formalism of quantum mechanics, elementary matrix mechanics, angular momentum and spin, Schrödinger equation in three dimensions, approximation methods for stationery problems, and quantum dynamics. | ||
271591 Research Methodology in Science and Technology | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the following aspects of research: research definitions, research objectives and processes, problem determination, research proposals, variables and hypotheses, data collection and analysis, research report writing, the evaluation and application of research, and research techniques in science and technology. | ||
271611 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory for Applied Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of wave guides and resonant cavities, the dynamics of relativistic charged particles and electromagnetic fields, collisions between charged particles, and radiation damping. | ||
271612 Advanced Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of atomic structures, quantum theory of electromagnetic fields, absorption of radiation in matter, Klein-Gordon equations, and Dirac equations. | ||
271613 Advanced Applied Mathematics | 3(3-0-6) | |
The application of Gamma and Beta functions, hypergeometric and confluent hypergeometric functions, and group theory in real situations. | ||
271614 Topology and Geometry Application | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the following topics: the analysis of topological space and continuous functions, connectedness and compactness, metrization theories, fundamental groups, vector fields, tangent space, geodesics, curvature of surfaces, Riemannian matrices, compact groups, Lie groups and Lie algebra, and application to applied physics. | ||
271615 Applied Numerical Analysis | 3(3-0-6) | |
Error and stability, rooting for nonlinear equations, interpolation theory, approximation of functions, numerical integration, numerical methods for ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, numerical solutions of systems of linear equations, the matrix Eigen value problem, Monte Carlo method, and application to physics problems. | ||
271616 New Frontiers of Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of advances in and new frontiers essential for developments in physics and the impact of new developments on individual and society’s thoughts, beliefs, and consciousness. | ||
271617 Solid State Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the theory of crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, crystal binding, phonons, free electron model, energy band theory, super conductors, and the electrical and magnetic properties of solids. | ||
419631 Two and Three Dimensional Studies of Body Structures | 3(3-0-6) | |
Morphometric and stereological methods for two dimensional studies, dimensional studies quantitatively and qualitatively of the body structures of the cells in tissues and organs. | ||
271618 Superconductivity | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the history of superconductivity, the macroscopic quantum model, Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory of classical superconductivity, type 11 superconductors, high temperature superconductors and their applications, and frontiers in superconductivity. | ||
271619 Electrodynamics of Solids | 3(2-2-5) | |
A review of classical electrodynamics, continuum electrodynamics of deformable solids, electrodynamics of Josephson junctions and circuits, electromagnetics, and analysis of transmissions lines and waveguides. | ||
271631 Applied Nuclear Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of nucleon structure, the standard model, the phenomenological model, nucleon-meson interaction, nucleon-nucleon interaction, weak interaction, few body nuclei, nuclear model, shell model, collective motion, pion-bag model, nuclear reaction, and application of these principles. | ||
271632 Radiation Physics for Applications | 3(3-0-6) | |
Types of radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, radiation detectors and measurements, relations in radiation physics, absorption and scattering reactions, radiation effects on gases, crystalline solids and molecular solutions and biological radiation damage. | ||
271633 Nuclear Reactor Theory | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of nuclear reactions and radiation, neutron diffusion and moderation, theory of fission reactors and critical conditions, types of nuclear reactor fuel, nuclear reactor control, nuclear radiation shielding, and thermonuclear control. | ||
271634 High Energy Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the following: the classification and interaction of fundamental particles, conservation laws and symmetries, particle detectors and accelerators, hadron-hadron interactions and hadron spectroscopy, quark model of hadrons, electromagnetic and weak interactions, and unified field theories. | ||
271635 Radiation Detection and Measurements | 3(2-2-5) | |
Radiation interaction, counting statistic and error prediction, properties of radiation detectors, radiation spectroscopy, slow and fast neutron detection methods, neutron spectroscopy, pulse processing and shaping, linear and logic pulse function, multichannel pulse analysis, miscellaneous detectors, and background and detection shielding. | ||
271636 Spectroscopy | 3(2-2-5) | |
A study of the following topics: quantum theory for spectroscopy, electromagnetic radiation and its interactions with atoms and molecules, photoelectron spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray spectroscopy. | ||
271641 Astronomical Instrumentation and Techniques | 3(2-2-5) | |
Basic parameters and properties of optical telescopes, reflecting and refracting telescopes and optical systems, mechanical design of tubes and mountings, auxiliary equipment, modern large telescopes, radio telescopes, millimeter telescopes, X-ray telescopes, gamma ray telescopes, neutrino telescopes, and gravitation wave telescopes. | ||
271671 Surface Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
Topics include: surface crystallography, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of surfaces, surface electronic structure, surface reconstruction, ultra-high vacuum systems, experimental methods of surface structure, structure of absorbed layers, and defects and phase transitions on surfaces. | ||
271672 Semiconductor Physics | 3(3-0-6) | |
Crystal structure of semiconductors, energy band structure, electrical conductivity, P-N junction, effects of magnetic and electrical fields, optical properties, semiconductor devices, preparation of semiconductors, and amorphous semiconductors. | ||
271673 X-ray Diffraction and Applications | 3(2-2-5) | |
A study of diffraction theory, the reciprocal lattice, specimen preparation, and crystal structure analysis. | ||
271674 Magnetic Materials and Applications | 3(2-2-5) | |
Magnetisation, magnetic domain, magnetisim and anisotrophy, types of magnetic materials, fabrication processes, properties and applications of hard, soft, and ferrite magnets. | ||
271675 Ceramics, Dielectrics and Capacitors | 3(2-2-5) | |
Dialectric strength, thermal shock resistance, capacitors, low-permittivity ceramic dialectrics and insulators, medium-permittivity ceramics, and high-permittivity ceramics. | ||
271676 Nanophysics | 3(2-2-5) | |
Systems of making things smaller, the quantum nature of the nanoworld, quantum consequences to the nanoworld, and physics based experimental approaches to nanofabrication and nanotechnology. | ||
271677 Plasma Physics and Applications | 3(3-0-6) | |
The concept of plasmas, single particle motions, fluid theory of plasmas, plasma waves, equilibrium and stability, kinetic theory, nonlinear effects, plasma technology, and industrial plasma and applications on fusion devices. | ||
271678 Vacuum Physics and Deposition of Thin Film | 3(2-2-5) | |
The physics of vacuum systems, vacuum evaporation, sputtering, other methods of film deposition, and characterisation of thin film. | ||
271679 Vacuum System Design and Construction | 3(3-0-6) | |
Materials and components of vacuum systems, the properties of materials used in vacuum technology, the construction of components of vacuum systems, protective devices for vacuum systems, the design of vacuum systems, operating and maintaining vacuum systems, and special requirements in vacuum system design. | ||
271691 Seminar 1 | 1(0-2-1) | |
Discussing and proposing sophisticated academic topics in applied physics for research projects. | ||
271692 Seminar 2 | 1(0-2-1) | |
Discussing and proposing sophisticated academic topics in applied physics for research projects. | ||
271694 Dissertation 1, Option 1.1 | 8 Credits | |
Conduct a literature review in various databases and research articles on fundamental knowledge on topics of interest, discovering and creating guidelines for hypotheses establishment, and writing a summary report of research progress for presentation to the program committee. | ||
271695 Dissertation 2 Option 1.1 | 8 Credits | |
Compiling further information, establishing guidelines and a framework for research, and presenting a summary progress report to the program committee. | ||
271696 Dissertation 3, Option 1.1 | 8 Credits | |
Establishing research hypotheses, conducting research within guidelines and frameworks, writing a summary progress report, and presenting it to the program committee. | ||
271697 Dissertation4, Option 1.1 | 8 Credits | |
Conducting research within allocated guidelines and frameworks, and preparing a thesis proposal and a summary report of the research findings for presentation to the program committee. | ||
271698 Dissertation 5, Option 1.1 | 8 Credits | |
Reviewing research making any improvements or modifications necessary based on expert opinions, writing a research article for publication in a national or international journal in applied physics or related fields, writing a summary report of the research, and presenting a progress report to the program committee. | ||
271699 Dissertation 6, Option 1.1 | 8 Credits | |
Writing a final dissertation, preparing for the dissertation defense, and submitting a summary of the dissertation results to the program committee. | ||
271771 Ultrahigh Vacuum Systems and their Applications | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the concepts of ultrahigh vacuum physics, design and construction of ultrahigh vacuum systems, and applications of ultrahigh vacuum systems in physics research and in industries. | ||
271772 Thin Film Technology and its Application | 3(3-0-6) | |
Thin film deposition techniques and processes, semiconductor thin films, diamond films, optical thin films, hard coating, characterisation techniques of thin films, substrate preparation and cleaning, and applications of thin films. | ||
271773 Optical Thin Film | 3(3-0-6) | |
A study of the basic concepts of thin films and optical thin films, interactions of electromagnetic waves and materials, optical thin film deposition techniques and processes, design of optical thin films and optical filters, the structure of optical thin films, properties of optical thin films, measurement of thin film optical constants, and applications of optical thin films. | ||
271790 Dissertation 1, Option 2.1 | 9 Credits | |
Conducting a literature review in various databases and research articles on fundamental knowledge on topics of interest, discovering and creating guidelines for hypotheses establishment, and writing a summary report of research progress for presentation to the program committee. | ||
271791 Dissertation 2, Option 2.1 | 9 Credits | |
Compiling further information within the guidelines and frameworks of the research and preparing a summary report of the research and dissertation progress for presentation to the program committee. | ||
271792 Dissertation 3, Option 2.1 | 9 Credits | |
Establishing research hypotheses within established guidelines and frameworks, writing a dissertation proposal, and submitting a summary report of the proposed research and dissertation progress to the program committee. | ||
271793 Dissertation 4, Option 2.1 | 9 Credits | |
Conducting a review of the research, writing an article for publication in a national or international journal of applied physics or related field, making any improvements or modifications to their research results based on expert opinions, writing a complete dissertation, preparing for a dissertation defense, and presenting a summary of the dissertation results to the program committee. | ||
271794 Dissertation 1, Option 2.2 | 8 Credits | |
Conducting a literature review in various databases and research articles on fundamental knowledge on topics of interest and writing a progress report for presentation to the program committee. | ||
271795 Dissertation 2, Option 2.2 | 8 Credits | |
Compiling further information within allocated guidelines and frameworks, considering the research against the further information, and submitting a progress report to the program committee. | ||
271796 Dissertation 3, Option 2.2 | 8 Credits | |
Establishing research hypotheses within established guidelines and frameworks, writing a dissertation proposal, writing a summary report of the proposed research, and submitting dissertation progress to the program committee. | ||
271797 Dissertation 4, Option 2.2 | 8 Credits | |
Conducting research within allocated guidelines and frameworks, preparing a thesis proposal, and presenting a summary report of the research findings to the program committee. | ||
271798 Dissertation 5, Option 2.2 | 8 Credits | |
Conducting a review of the research, writing an article for publication in a national or international journal of mathematics, making any improvements or modifications to the research results based on expert opinions, and presenting a summary of the dissertation results to the program committee. | ||
271799 Dissertation 6, Option 2.2 | 8 Credits | |
Writing a complete dissertation, preparing for a dissertation defense, and presenting a summary of the dissertation results to the program committee. |
Course Organisers
Dean: | Plubtieng, Somyot, Prof., Ph.D. |
Program Director: | Wiengmoon , Amporn, Asst. Prof., Ph.D. |
Program Co-ordinator: | Bongkarn, Terachai, Asst. Prof., Ph.D. |
Graduate Faculty Full Members: | Kaewpoonsuk, Anucha, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.Maneewan, Somchai, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Thourtom, Sarawut, Ph.D. |
Associate Members: | Auapaiboon, Surapan, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.Chaiyakun, Surasingh, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Limsuwan, Pichet, Prof., Ph.D. Nukaew, Jitti, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D. Rujinakul, Kobwut, Prof., Ph.D. Tantrakul, Jirapona, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D. Tienprasong, Preecha, Asst. Prof., Ph.D. Wadkien, Pramote, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D. |