Title:  High Frequency Communication: Recent Accomplishments

Presenter: Prof. Somak Bhattacharyya, Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT BHU.

Date:  13th June 2023.Time: 3:45 PM IST.

Venue: NKN Room, Dept. of E&ECE, IIT Kharagpur


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 high frequency communication will be presented. Emphasis will be given to applications like radio astronomical techniques, terahertz communication etc. where electromagnetic spectrum plays a critical role. The applications from the Indian scenario point of view will also be discussed in the talk.

Short bio of the Speaker:

Somak Bhattacharyya has received 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 Radiophysics 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 50 International Journals and 100 reputed peer-reviewed International and national conference proceedings. 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. Dr. Bhattacharyya is an IEEE senior member and has been elected as Life Fellow of The Optical Society of India. He has been elected as the Associate Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology as well as Fellow of IETE and Antenna Test and Measurement Society (ATMS), India. Since 2021, he is serving as the coordinator of IEEE Region 10 in the Young Professional Group of MTT Society. He has been inducted in the technical program committee of IEEE MTT Society and the only representative from India to be included in the Speakers Bureau program. Under his guidance, IEEE MTT Society Student Branch Chapter IITBHU Varanasi has received the prestigious Outstanding Chapter Award in 2022. He has received the innovation award in Microwave field-2021 from IEEE AP-MTT Joint Chapter, Gujrat Section. Very recently, he has been conferred with IETE-Smt. Manorama Rathore Memorial Award 2022 and Outstanding Section Volunteer Award 2022 from IEEE UP Section. He has also been enlisted in the Travelling Lecturer of Optica. His current areas of interest lie in metasurface, periodic structures, opto-microwave devices, microwave photonics etc.


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