Master of Science by Research Applied Physics

The Master of Science in Applied Physics in the Physical and Geological Sciences Group, Faculty of Science (FOS), is a programme that fosters pure and applied research in different areas of physics. MSc by Research in Applied Physics includes the short projects in a broad range of pure and applied research topics. The research projects must be original and should incorporate modern techniques and methods. The programme is designed for qualified individuals, who wish to acquire advanced knowledge, as well as analytical and research skills in a discipline of Applied Physics related to industry or academia. Candidates will perform a research project under the supervision of Applied Physics staff members. Moreover, our staff members have established research collaboration with other institutes from Europe and America and the involvement of students in such is highly encouraged.


Programme Details

Aims and Scope
The MSc Programme in Applied Physics aims to make scientists with high level specialised training, in order to cover the increased needs of Industry in related aspects. Also, students wishing to continue their studies at a PhD level will be able to prepare for the conduction of PhD research on relevant topics.

The scope of the programme is to provide students the necessary specific scientific information, as well as to train them to develop their skills and analytical capabilities.

Students conduct an approved research project, with the supervision of one or more staff members. Upon completion of their research, they submit a Thesis, which normally does not exceed 60,000 words.


Areas of Research/ Specialisation

For more information

Contact:   Deputy Dean of Graduate and Research in FOS ( nb.ude.dbu@sgninnej.semaj :liame- sgninneJ treboR semaJ .rD)


Complete programme details can also be found here .


Faculty Member and Contact Details

Research Interests

Dr. Jimmy Lim Chee Ming


Energy Efficiency in Built Environments
Energy Modelling
Functional Materials

Dr. Voo Nyuk Yoong

Fibre laser designs
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Solid oxide fuel cells

Dr. Mohammad Khairul Zarifi bin Haji Masri

Organic semiconductors for optoelectronic applications
Organic solar cells, exciton diffusion and photophysics
Fluorescence sensing
Shape memory alloys

Dr. Rosnah Abdullah

Biomass Energy Technology (including biofuels, industrial biomass products, energy, environmental biotechnology, hot-compressed water technology)

Dr. James Robert Jennings

Solar Fuels

Dr. Yvonne Soon Ying Woan

Polymer solar cells
Photophysical study
Transient absorption study
Photostability of organic materials

Dk. Hjh Siti Norazimah Pg Hj Duraman

Carbonaceous nanomaterials for energy  applications
Nickel-based rechargeable batteries
Environmental physics