Name of Speaker and Affiliation:
Dr. Somak Bhattacharyya, Assistant Professor
Department of Electronics Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)
About the speaker:
Dr. Somak Bhattacharyya has passed Honours in Physics from Scottish Church College, Kolkata in 2003. Next to it, he has received both Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology from Institute of Radio-physics and Electronics in University of Calcutta in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He had carried out the M.Tech. thesis in Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He is the recipient of University gold medal due to securing first position in M.Tech. He had also served as a Lecturer in Academy of Technology in 2009. He received his PhD degree in 2015 from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He had continued as Senior Project Engineer (Ad-hoc) in the Department of Electrical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur for a brief period of 6 months after which he had joined Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad in December 2015. Since 2016 December, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi. He has published more than 30 International Journals and 80 reputed peer-reviewed International and national conference proceedings. He is currently supervising four PhD students including one joint supervision. He has received the prestigious Young Scientist Award from International Union of Radio Sciences (URSI) three times: Electromagnetic Theory Symposium 2013 in Hiroshima, Regional Radio Science Conference 2015 in New Delhi and Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference 2016 in Seoul. Owing to his contributions in the area of radio sciences, URSI has conferred him honorary lifetime membership. He has served as potential reviewers to nearly 40 journals including IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Wave Propagation, IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Electronics Letters, Nature Scientific Reports, Springer Applied Physics A etc. He is the Technical Program Committee members of a number of conferences like Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation (InCAP) 2018, Indian Microwave and Radio Conference (IMaRC) 2018, 2019, IEEE-INAE Workshop on Electromagnetics (IIWE) 2018, IEEE Region 10 conference (TENCON) 2019. He has also served as the local organizing committee member of URSI Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC) 2019 in New Delhi where he has also served as one of the session conveners pertinent to Commission B (Fields and Waves). He has recently organized 2020 URSI Regional Conference on Radio Science (URSI-RCRS 2020) in IIT (BHU) Varanasi where nearly 300 delegates were present all over India. Very recently, Dr. Bhattacharyya has received IEEE senior membership. He also has been elected as Life Fellow of the Optical Society of India in the very last week. His current areas of interest lie in metamaterial, metasurface, periodic structures, opto-microwave devices etc.
Title of the Talk: Recent Trends in High Frequency Applications
Abstract of the Talk: With the advent of the technology, there is an increase in demand of the channel bandwidth, leading to the requirement of high frequencies for communication. In this talk, some modern-day aspects and trends of the high frequency communication will be presented. Emphasis will be given to applications like radio astronomical techniques, terahertz communication etc. where electromagnetic spectrum plays critical role. The applications from Indian scenario point of view will also be discussed in the talk.
Date and Day: June 25, 2020 (Thruesday)
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (IST)
For more information, you may contact:
Dr. Dinesh Yadav
Faculty Advisor IEEE MTT-S and AP-S SBC
Department of ECE, Manipal University Jaipur