Ram Prakash

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Dr. Ram Prakash

Principal Scientist

Work Email: ramprakash@ceeri.res.in
Personal Email: ram.ceeri@gmail.com
Mobile: 9460071181
EPBX Office: 2296
EPBX Residential: 2568
BSNL Office: 252296
BSNL Residential:
BSNL Private: 242085

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