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Received M. Sc. degree in Physics from Agra University, Agra in the year 1995 and Ph. D. degree in Plasma Physics in the year 2002 from Centre of Plasma Physics-Institute for Plasma Research (CPP-IPR), Guwahati (DAE GOI Unit). Worked on ADITYA Tokamak as a Post Doctoral Fellow at Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar during 2002-2004. Later on worked as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi) Jaipur Centre during 2004-2011 in the Department of Applied Physics and led the Department as a Head during 2007-2011. Now working as a group leader in the Plasma Devices Lab.
Along with his team, developed indigenous mercury-free plasma UV lamp technology for efficient water disinfection, which has been transferred to two Indian industries. Also, developed and delivered a large volume penning plasma discharge source to IPR, Gandhinagar, which is a tabletop calibration source for VUV spectrometer-detector-system useful for tokamak machines. Recipient of SERC Fast Track Young Scientist Award for the year 2003–2004 and also BOYSCAST fellowship in the year 2005-2006 from DST, Govt. of India. Worked on ASDEX Upgrade Tokamak at Max-Planck Institute for Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany during 2006-2007. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invited as a consultant at its headquarter Vienna, Austria in the year 2009.
Specific skill: Design and development of Plasma Systems, development of plasma models and collisional-radiative modeling of plasmas. Development UV/VUV radiation sources for different scientific, medical and industrial applications.
Areas of Interest: Low temperature plasma applications, plasma devices, dielectric barrier discharges, atmospheric pressure plasma discharges, penning plasma discharge, VUV/UV light sources for societal and industrial applications, Pseudospark plasma switches, plasma assisted microwave sources, plasma processing, plasma diagnostics, experimental VUV/UV/Visible plasma spectroscopy, quantitative plasma spectroscopy, impurity transports in the plasma fusion devices, plasma sheath and instabilities.
Projects involved in:
- Development of Dielectric Barrier Discharge based Plasma System for Portable Water Purification
- Development of Plasma Based Efficient VUV/UV Excimer Sources for Societal & Industrial Applications
- Design and Development of 40kV/5kA Pseudospark Switch (PSS) and PASOTRON
- Fabrication and Delivery of 35kV/3kA Thyratron for Line-type pulse modulator for Linear Accelerator