The department consists of 29 Academic Staffs and 5 Technical Assistants and has 7 research units:
- Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics- Head of Group Dr. Gebre
- Space, Atmospheric and Astrophysics- Head of the Group Dr. Melisew
- Thin Film Characterization Physics- Head of the Group Dr. Amare
- Materials, Photonics and Laser Plasmas Physics- Head of the Group Dr. Addis
- Semiconductor and Nanomaterials Physics- Head of the Group Dr. Moges
- Glass Ceramics and Piezoelectric Physics- Head of the Group Dr. Haile
- Education Physics- Head of the Group Mr. Zinaye
The Department of Physics at BDU is well known in both the theoretical and experimental cross-disciplinary research. One of Our researches in the area is Space Science and radar science under the Washera Geospace and Radar Science Laboratory (WaGRL). This is a pioneer Lab in the establishment of the African Space Society. The Condensed Matter Theory Group is also working well in achieving the Department Goal to be a primer in BDU. Nowadays the Department is focusing on the establishment and expansion of the experimental teams. In line with that, the team is organized as thin film characterization, semiconductor and nanomaterials, Materials, Photonics, and Laser plasmas spectroscopy, Glass, Ceramics and Piezoelectric research Group. Joint facilities are available such as laser, autoclave, hotplate, UV/Vis Spectrometer, FTIR, He-Ne Laser, Thiknes Profilometer, and still in progress of purchasing other experimental facilities for each research Units.
The objective of the program is to produce professional physicists who are equipped with basic scientific skills; to conduct research and to train secondary school teachers in physics.
Undergraduate and graduate studies
We give many courses at all levels for Physicists, Geologist and Engineering students. At the undergraduate level, we teach basic physics in combination with specialized Physics, while on the master’s and graduate level our courses focus on the Solid-State Physics, Space Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Laser Physics, Quantum Optics, and Electronics.