Welcome to the Department of Physics!



  • Physics Showcase at FST Open Week, June 2015

  • Zahra Gomes, Physics graduate (with honours) receives the CommonWealth Rhodes Scholarship for her research in Cosmology

  • X-Ray Diffractometer at Materials Science Laboratory, Department of Physics.

  • Fadil Sahajad shares a local token at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Headquarters, Tokyo. 2014

  • Peace Park established by the Department of Physics

  • Physics Final Year Project Presentations

  • Students at the Piparo Mud Volcano for Seismic Testing.

  • CARINA Star Party, Chaguaramas 2014

  • Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony, October 2013




The Department of Physics is committed to delivering internationally recognized teaching and research programmes in Pure & Applied Physics. At the undergraduate level, we offer programmes leading to...











B.Sc General Physics includes Minors such as...






Postgraduate Prospectus...


Doctor of Philosophy

Masters in BioMedical Physics





The Department of Physics in conjunction with the Faculty of Science and Technology is pleased to introduce a Pre-Science Programme




The Department of Physics in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering is pleased to introduce a Pre-University Programme




Specialized Professional Services...

EMU Video





WIN a Samsung Galaxy J7 Smart Phone by participating in our SmartGrid Public Survey!



We are conducting a Public Survey on Smart Grid, which will end on 31st May, 2016. This survey will help us in preparing recommendations to the government for a Green Paper on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy in Trinidad and Tobago.

Please take part in the survey at http://smartgrid.tt


PHYSICS PSI-STAR @ IDC Cricket Tournament 2016

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Physics Department, dubbed the "Psi-Star", participated in the recently concluded IDC Cricket 10-over Tournament.

Congrats to all that participated and fun was had by all!!

Physics Department graduate Zahra Gomes wins prestigious Commonwealth Rhodes Scholarship.

(26th November 2015)



Our own Zahra Gomes beat out six candidates to win the Commonwealth Rhodes Scholarship at Government House, Barbados. Gomes said that "Cosmology could have a great impact on the Caribbean and, as it is not currently widely studied, the goal was to expand research in the science in the region."

Congratulations to our own Zahra Gomes and we wish her full success in her future!

Congratulations to our 2015 Ph.D graduates!

(22nd October)

Three of our postgraduate candidates recently graduated with their Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D) at the recently held UWI Gaduation Ceremony at St. Augustine.

(From left to right): Dr. Xsitaaz Chadee, Dr. Andrea Joseph, Dr. Randy Koon Koon.


Journal Article: 2016/2017 Caribbean/ Latin America Disaster Readiness Manual

(November 2015)



One of our Materials Science technicians, Rosanna Beharry,recently published an article called "Beyond Paris 2015", which talks about combating Climate Change in the caribbean. Read the article here!!

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(15th- 18th June 2015)

Department of Physics was part of the FST Open Week held for prospective students. On display were various experiments and equipment used by both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates. It was indeed an eye-opening view of Physics to many students who were very interested by its practical applications!

UWI-IDC Competition & FST Cricket Fun Day!!

Physics took part in the recently concluded University's Staff

Cricket Tournament & FST Cricket Fun Day!

Click for more information, fixtures & results!

Workshop on Mini-Projects for Deployment of Smart Grid Technology, UWI. (2nd April 2015)


The Department recently held a SmartGrid workshop to build awareness & benefits of its deployment in T&T. The workshop also served as a platform to assist teachers at the CAPE Level in areas such as Electronics, Computer & Physics for developing projects for relevant students. Click here for more information!


Trailing a Comet: A Billion Kilometre trip by the Rosetta Space Mission. (26th February 2015)


Professor H. Lehto from the Tuorla Observatory (Finland) is one of the scientists who performed the first ever landing of a European Space Agency probe Philae on a comet!! The Department of Physics hosted a seminar with Prof. Lehto about this groundbreaking space mission. Click here for more!

Ms. Xsitaaz Chadee wins 2014 Awards of Excellence in Science & Technology (10th January, 2015)


One of our own members of staff recently won the Frank Rampersad Award for Junior Scientist - Silver at the recent NIHERST Awards of Excellence 2014 held at the Hyatt Regency. Click to read more.

Sunday Express Article: Shaazia Mohammed

(A Future scientist in the making, 31st October 2014)


The Woman's Express recently wrote a short article about one

of our postgraduate candidates, Shaazia Mohammed, whose research focus is on the impact of climate change on our coral reefs. Click to read the article.





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