The Department of Physics was among the departments that were established in 1985, when the Nigerian Defence Academy was upgraded to a degree awarding institution. The department runs programmes leading to the award of BSc (Hons) and Postgraduate degrees in Physics. The objective of the programme is to produce military officers and fulfill Man power needs with a sound and broad knowledge in Physics as relevant to the Military and other sectors of the society. The officers produced by the department are expected to apply their knowledge of Physics in the technological advancement of the nations defence industry.
A commissioned officer with a sound and broad knowledge in Physics as relevant to the military and other sectors of the society. The officers produced by the department are expected to apply their knowledge of Physics in the technical advancement of the nation’s defence industry.
A commissioned officer with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Physics has the requisite knowledge to fit into different areas of military profession, such as Engineering, instrumentation, information and Communication Technology (ICT), Meteorology, Material Science, Electronics, etc. Such an officer can also pursue higher/professional degrees either in Physics or in any related field of study from only recognized institution both within and outside Nigeria. This versatility positions physics graduates in the Armed forces to take various roles in all the arms of the military – Army, Airforce and Navy.
Because of these diverse interests, the Physics programme has been designed to give a richer educational experience to cadets and graduate students in the Nigerian Defence Academy, and thus give insight into the fundamentals of the military and in modern warfare and industry. The research interest of the Radiation Physics, Solid state and computational Physics, Atomic Physics and Theoretical Physics etc. This is evident from the qualifications of the staff of the department.
To provide Cadets/Graduate students with a broad and balanced foundation of Physics knowledge and practical skills.
- To involve the Cadets/Graduate students in intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying physics.
- To develop in Cadets/Graduate students ability to apply their knowledge.
- To develop in cadets/Graduate students through an education in Physics, a range of transferable skills in Physics which may be relevant in other areas of human endeavor.
- To instill in Cadets/Graduate students a sense of enthusiasm for physics and appreciation of its application in different contexts.
- To provide cadets with knowledge and skills for further studies in Physics or multi-disciplinary areas involving physics.
CHRONICLE OF HOD'S
|1||Dr. EJ Uwah, PhD||Senior Lecturer||Sep 85||Aug 88|
|2||Mr. VN Udeh, M.Sc||Lecturer I||Sep 1988||Aug 1989|
|3||Dr. CO Adegoke, PhD –||Senior Lecturer||Sep 1989||Sep 1990|
|4||Dr. MN Agu, PhD||Senior Lecturer||Oct 1990||Oct 1995|
|5||Col KO Ogunkoya, M.Sc||Colonel||Oct1995||Aug 1996|
|6||Mr. EF Oyidi, M.Sc||Lecturer I||Aug 1996||Oct 1998|
|7||Asso. Prof MN Agu, PhD||Assoc Prof||Oct 1998||Oct 2000|
|8||Capt(NN) JJ Owonubi, M.Sc||Navy Captain||Oct 2000||Aug 2001|
|9||Mr. CO Ibimidun, M.Sc||Lecturer I||Aug 2001||Sep 2002|
|10||Prof MN Agu, PhD||Professor||Oct 2002||Sep 2003|
|11||Dr. PO Akusu, PhD||Senior Lecturer||Oct 2003||Sep 2005|
|12||Mr. CO Ibimidun, M.Sc||Lecturer I||Oct 2005||Sep 2006|
|13||Dr. PO Akusu, PhD||Senior Lecturer||Oct 2006||Sep 2007|
|14||Dr. MY Onimisi PhD||Senior Lecturer||Oct 2007||Oct 2012|
|15||Dr H Ali, PhD||Senior Lecturer||Nov 2012||Oct 2015|
|16||Assoc Prof H Ali||Assoc Prof||Aug 2015||Nov 2015|
|18||Assoc Prof MY Onimisi||Assoc Prof||Nov 2015||Oct 2017|
|19||Prof MY Onimisi||Professor||Oct 2017||Nov 2017|
|20||Dr GJ Ibeh||Senior Lecturer||Nov 2017||Date|
|Prof MN Agu||Male||Professor|
|Prof MY Onimisi||Male||Professor|
|Prof H Ali||Male||Professor|
|Dr GJ Ibeh||Male||Assoc Prof/HOD|
|Dr JC Agomuo||Male||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr (Maj) RA Tafida||Male||Senior Lecturer|
|(Dr)RU Ugbe||Male||Contract staff|
|Dr Ige Olumide O||Male||Lecturer II|
|Dr JA Owolabi||Male||Lecturer II|
|Dr C Akusu||female||Lecturer II|
|Mr AB Bature||Male||Lecturer II|
|Maj AA Isiyaka||Male||Lecture II|
|Mr A Tukur||Male||Contract staff|
|Mr E Adoyi||Male||Adjunct Staff|
|Mrs Hauwau K Shuibu||Female||Asst Lect|
|Mr HG Muhammad||Male||Graduate Asst|
SENIOR NON-ACADEMIC STAFF/ JUNIOR STAFF
|Mr DD Ishaya||Male||Chief Tech|
|Mr SA Yusuf||Male||Asst Chief Tech|
|Mrs SL Usman||Female||Asst Chief Tech|
|Mr A Yusuf||Male||Senior Store Officer|
|Mrs A Ocheholunu||Female||Snr Technician Offr|
|Mr Abdullahi Musa||Male||Asst C Comp Opr|
|Mr Daniel Ishaku||Male||HEO|
|Mr HT Dauda||Male||Technical Officer|
|Mr A Iban||Male||Senior Lab Asst Tech|
|Mr D Auta||Male||Tech Officer|
|Mr Jibrin Mohammad||Male||Executive Offr|
|Mrs MO Attang||Male||Lab Supervisor|
|Mrs DTO Salako||Female||H/Cleaner|
|Mrs Asabe Wakili||Female||H/Cleaner|
|Mrs E Ebiwarebo||Female||Cleaner I|