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Prof. R.K. Sharma
Prof. Shyam Sundar Pattnaik

Director of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh

Prof. Shyam Sundar Pattnaik is presently the Director of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh. The institute is an autonomous institute of Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, established in the year 1967. Before joining to the post of Director, Prof Pattnaik served as Vice-Chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, a Technical University of Govt. of Odisha. He has more than 16 years of experience as Professor and nearly 4 years as HAG Professor. Prof Shyam Sundar Pattnaik completed his Post-Doctoral Research from University of Utah, USA and PhD in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) from (UCE, Burla) Sambalpur University, Odisha.

Under the able supervision and guidance of Prof SS Pattnaik, 24 students have completed their PhDs and one more is pursuing his PhD work. He has 52 ME thesis to his credit and has published about 290 papers in journals and conferences of repute. He has two international books and four international book chapters to his credit.

A recipient of BOYSCAST FELLOWSHIP from DST, Govt. of India, Prof Pattnaik also is awarded with SERC Visiting Fellowship, INSA Visiting Fellowship, UGC Visiting Fellowship, Distinguished Faculty Award, National Educational Excellence Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Excellence, Bharat Excellence Award, Institutional Leader Excellence Award, Certificate of Commendation for excellent efforts in sponsored research scheme, Life Time Achievements in Technical Education, Merit certificate (National scholarship) Best paper Awards, etc. He is a Life Fellow of IETE, Life Member of ISTE and Senior Member of IEEE, USA. Prof Pattnaik is a known researcher in the field of antenna and soft computing and their application to biomedical and ICT.

First time in the country in the year 2012, he used Google Hangout to conduct Live Faculty Training Programmes, thus opening a new approach in digital pedagogy.

During his tenure as Vice Chancellor, Prof Pattnaik brought out many innovative approaches in the University. Digitization of examination system of the university could help to come out of the prolonged problem of non-issuance of certificate and conduct of examination on time.

ProfShyam Sundar Pattnaik is involved in the various national and international committees in the capacity of Chairman and member. He believes that socio-digital-pedagogy will be the new normal for teaching-learning that will stand on the platform of partnership and networking.

As an academic administrator his slogan is "United we work, Together we achieve and Team we win". He is a strong believer and preacher of the thinking of "Think Good, Do Good and Be Good" and work in the mantra of "I can do it".

Prof. S. A. Hashmi has completed his PhD in 1988 from Banaras Hindu University in the area of Solid State Ionics and postdoctoral studies from De Montfort University, Leicesster, UK. He is presently professor in Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi. His current area of research is "Energy storage materials". He has published about 100 papers in reputed journals and attended several international and national conferences as Invited speaker.

Prof. S. A. Hashmi
Prof. S. A. Hashmi

Dept. of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi

Dr. Neelama Srivastava
Dr. Neelam Srivastava

Professor of Physics, Banaras Hindu University

Dr. Neelam Srivastava (Professor of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi) has been working in the field of Solid State Ionics since 1989, with special emphasis on polymer electrolytes synthesis and characterization. Her group is presently dedicated to synthesize economical, environment friendly, high and fast ion conducting polymer-in-salt polymer electrolyte membranes for all-solid-state flexible electrochemical devices. The group is presently exploring starches from different botanical origins to achieve the target and optimize the starch-salt combination and its composition for commercial application.

A special synthesis protocol developed by the group resulted in low cost, easy to synthesize, free standing transparent flexible electrolyte membrane, and is being successfully tested for fabrication of electrochemical devices such as all-solid-state-flexible-supercapacitor, microbial fuel cell etc. The group has already submitted two patents which are under examination with patenting agency. Besides the material synthesis and characterization her group is equally involved in understanding the ion transport mechanism in polymer electrolytes. The group has developed a process of impedance data analysis under conductivity formalism to extract the information regarding the applicability of different format of conductivity power law equations. Prof. Neelam Srivastava has received the INSA visiting scientist fellowship in 2014. She has delivered talks in many international and national conferences / workshop / refresher courses etc. Prof. Srivastava has many national and international collaborations. Prof. Srivastava's group has handled many projects and has many international publication to their credit.

Dr. Udai P. Singh is Senior Professor and Dean Research at School of Electronics Engineering, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (Deemed to be University), Institute of Eminence, Bhubaneswar.

Prof. Singh has obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in 1993. He worked with Global Solar Energy (India) for 5 years on Thin Film Photovoltaic. Later he moved to University of Delaware, USA in year 2000 for Post Doc.

Dr. Singh Joined KIIT University, Bhubaneswar in 2002. He has been invited as Visiting Consultant to Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan in 2008-09. Dr. Singh participated in Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP) of MHRD organized by Banaras Hindu University in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2019.

His research interest involves Thin film photovoltaics based on Cu(In,Ga)Se2, Cu2ZnSnS4 and CdTe materials both on flexible and rigid substrate. He also actively involves in Swift heavy ion modification of semiconducting oxide materials.

Dr. Singh has handled nearly 10-sponsored project as P.I. from different Govt. funding agency viz. DST_SERB, DST_CERI, DRDO, MNRE, DAE_BRNS. Dr. Singh has published nearly 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Prof. Udai Pratap Singh
Prof. Udai Pratap Singh

Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, KIIT, Bhubneshwar

Dr. Bhaskar Bhattacharya
Dr. Bhaskar Bhattacharya

Professor of Physics, Banaras Hindu University

Dr. Bhaskar Bhattacharya, obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Subsequently, he obtained Ph.D. from Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in the year 1998. During his Ph.D., he was awarded Certificate of Merit for his research contribution by the Department.

Prof. Bhattacharya has worked as Research Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea, and as Professor of Physics at Sharda University, Greater Noida. He had held the position of Dean, School of Engineering & Technology (2009-2011), Controller of Examinations (2011 – 2016), Professor-In-Charge and then Dean, School of Basic Sciences & Research (2014-2017) and Dean, Academic Affairs (2016-2017) at Sharda University.

Prof. Bhattacharya is a recipient of Young Teachers Career Award from AICTE, New Delhi and Silver Medal for his research from ISCAS. Prof. Bhattacharya has published more than 110 papers in refereed journals of High Repute. He has 3 book chapters and two patents to his credits.

His area of Research interest is Polymer Electrolytes, Dye sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) using polymer electrolytes, Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells, Ion Beam Irradiation effects on Polymer Electrolytes etc.

Prof. Bhattacharya is Life member of several Statutory Bodies like - Indian Physics Association, Indian Society for Technical Education, Indian Solid State Ionics Society, Varanasi, Indian Society for Radiation and Photochemical Sciences.

He has supervised 11 research scholars for Ph.D. and seven are still working under his guidance. Currently he is working as Professor of Physics at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005.

Dr. K. L. Yadav is currently Professor and former Head of Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1989 and 1994, respectively.

In 2001, he was awarded the BOYSCAST Fellowship at Materials Research Institute, Pennstate University, USA. In addition, he obtained JSPS fellowship at National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan in 2010 and Royal Society of Edinburgh fellowship to work at University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.

In his academic career, he has published more than 200 papers in SCI Journals with 4214 citations, 37 h-Index and 106 i10-index. Highest Impact factor of journal Published is 24.372 i.e. Materials Today. In his career he has guided 19 Ph.D., 29 M.Tech. and 18 M.Sc. dissertations. He is also an author of one contributory chapter in a book of International significance in the field of Materials Science and Technology.

His major research interests are Functional Nanomaterials and Biomaterials. His current research work is focused on designing and development of perovskite material for water remediation, solar cells, radar absorbing materials, electrodes for batteries and energy generation by hydroelectric cells.

His submission won the Winner of Materials Today cover competition in the year 2016. One of his published research paper on multiferroics has received the highest citation of 225. He has successfully undertaken six sponsored projects –( 2 DST + 3 CSIR + 1 DAE). He has been the convener of nine short term courses of one week on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Sponsored by AICTE.

Prof. Yadav has the work experience of both Industrial and Research Organizations. Owing to his vast experience in Teaching, Research & Industrial Experience amounting to a total of 30 years Dr. Yadav strongly advocates the application of research methodology and practical applications in the pedagogy.

Prof. K.L. Yadav
Prof. K.L. Yadav

Smart Materials Laboratory, IIT - Roorkee

Dr. Kamlesh Pandey obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics with First Division from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India, in 1986 and 1988 respectively and Ph.D. from Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in the year 1996. His thesis title was "STUDIES ON SOME PROTON CONDUCTING SALT HYDRATES AND THEIR APPLICATION IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERY". Dr. Pandey is having more than 35 years of teaching and research experience. More than twenty five years in field of Solid State Ionics, High Pressure and High temperature and Development of Polymer nanocomposites and their Applications in various electrochemical devices like Rechargeable battery, Fuel Cell and Water filtration. Dr. Pandey has worked as Post Doctoral Fellow on "Intermediate Temperature Fuel cells". Dr. Pandey has guided three Ph.D. students. He has three books and several national and international research publications in his credits. Dr. Pandey has organized many national International conferences and delivered more than 15 invited talks. He was awarded with senior research fellow and research associate fellow by CSIR, New Delhi. He has completed 06 research projects funded by different funding agencies from Govt. of India.

Dr. Kamlesh Pandey
Dr. Kamlesh Pandey

Scientist, NCEMP, University of Allahabad

Dr. H. K. Singh
Dr. H. K. Singh

Scientist & Professor of Physics, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

Born in a remote village (Dharampipra near Jagdispur) of the Bhojpur district of Bihar state. Did Schooling from Khrist Raja High School (Bettiah) and Sir G D Patliputra High School (Patna) and passed 11th in 1981 (First Division). Did I. Sc. (1983, First Division) and B. Sc. (Phys. Hons., First Division) and M. Sc. (Physics, First Division) from A N College Patna/ Magadh University (1991), NET/JRF (1992), GATE92, Ph. D. from Physics Department, Banaras Hindu University (2000); Taught for two and a half years at SGR Post Graduate College, Dobhi-Jaunpur as Lecturer in Physics; Working as scientist since 2002 in the National Physical Laboratory-New Delhi. Published more than 100 papers in SCI journals; 4 book chapter reviews, supervised more than 18 M.Sc./M.Tech. work. Till date 10 students have been awarded Ph. D. under my supervision, Currently 6 Ph. D. students are working. Area of Interest: Phase transition and nature of phase separation in perovskite oxides thin films, Magneto-transport in Oxide superlattices, Magnetic Heusler alloy thin films, and quantum electrical metrology.

Dr. Sushil Kumar is Chief Scientist and Head – Photovoltaic Metrology Division at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi. He is also an honorary Professor of Physical Sciences at Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR). He received his Ph.D degree from IIT-BHU, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in year 1997 and also B.Sc & M.Sc. degrees received from BHU in year 1989 and 1991, respectively. He was a visiting fellow at Ecole Polytechnique – Palaiseau, Paris, France during 2002-2003. He has significantly contributed in the area of solar cells, plasma produced thin film materials & coatings. The well recognized academic awards he received form Govt. of India includes: BOYSCAST fellowship by the DST in year 2002 and CSIR Young Scientist Award in year 2003 (In Physical Sciences). He has more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and also holds eight patents. He has contributed six chapters in international books and edited a book entitled “Recent Advances in Thin Films” published by Springer. Dr. Sushil Kumar also served as editor of some of the prestigious journals like Vacuum (Elsevier), Journal of Nano Materials (Hindwai Publishing Corporation) and Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics. Dr. Sushil Kumar is also members of important National Solar Photovoltaic committees of MNRE and DST. He has involved as task force member for solar industries such as CEL & BHEL. He is also steering committee member of Indo-German cooperation project entitled 'Strengthening Quality Infrastructure for Solar Industry' at PTB, Germany. Presently his research interest are recycling processes for waste solar modules, silicon based hetro-junction solar cells and photovoltaic metrology.

Dr. Sushil Kumar
Dr. Sushil Kumar

Chief Scientist and Head - Photovoltaic Metrology Division at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi

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