University Centre for Ultrafast Studies (UCUS) is a dedicated Laser Research and Technology platform at Mahatma Gandhi University established in July 2023. This is an interdisciplinary research centre which aspires to specialize in the area of ultrafast spectroscopy, photo-physics and photochemistry, the cutting-edge research involving both theoretical and experimental investigations on photo-excited state dynamics in functional materials, application of pulsed lasers to process materials, femtosecond Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (fsLIBS), water splitting, optical diagnostics, light activated advanced cancer therapies, development of nano-bio scaffolds for wound healing and the laser assisted fabrication of novel functional materials.
Jointly organised by International Centre for Ultrafast Studies (ICUS), International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), and School of Pure and Applied Physics (SPAP), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam-686 560, Kerala, India
Over the past decade, significant advancements have propelled the field of ultrafast phenomena to new heights. From enhanc- ing our grasp of fundamental physics to driving innovations in photonics, materials science, and quantum computing, the study of light-matter interaction and ultrafast processes holds vast potential and is a swiftly evolving and thrilling field....More Details