Lecture Series under GIAN Program of MHRD, Govt. of India

Course Name: Surface Multiplasmonics and All-Dielectric Surface-Wave Propagation

Duration: December 19-27, 2016

Lecture Series Delivered by

Prof. Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Charles Godfrey Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics

Pennsylvania University USA



  1. Prof. Aloke Dutta (IIT K): Fundamentals of MOSFET Modelling on 17.07.2017
  2. Prof. Santanu Mahapatra (IISc Bangalore): Atomistic Modeling of 2D Material based Devices delivered on 18.07.2017
  3. Prof. A. Biswas (IRPE, Calcutta University): Modelling and simulation issues of Ge, GeSn and InGaAs MOSFETs on 19.7.2017
  4. Dr. Sudeb Dasgupta ( IIT Roorkee): Dual-k Spacer Engineered Devices for High-Performance Memory Applications delivered on 20.07.2017
  5. Prof. Subir Kumar Sarkar (Jadavpur University, Kolkata): Devices for the Modern VLSI Circuits delivered on 21.07.2017
  6. Dr. Yogesh Singh Chauhan (IIT K): Compact Modeling of Nanowire Transistors for Future Technology Nodes delivered on 21.06.2017
  7. Dr. S. P. Tiwari (IIT Jodhpur): Design of High-Performance Flexible Organic Thin-Film Transistors for Next generation; Key Considerations and Demonstration delivered on 20.06.2017
  8. Prof. N. K. Bhat (IISc, Bangalore): CMOS Scaling with 2D Materials based Transistors delivered on 22.07.2017
  9. Dr. Pramod Tiwari (IIT Patna): 3D Modeling of Non-Conventional MOSFETs delivered on 22.07.2017
  10. Dr Shrivishal Tripathi (IIIT Naya Raipur): Design and Implementation of Massive MIMO delivered on 24.05.2018
  11. Prof. Akhlesh Lakhtakia (Pennsylvania State University, USA): Writing a Research Paper Ethically delivered on 19.06.2018
  12. Prof. Akhlesh Lakhtakia (Pennsylvania State University, USA): Materials for Multifunctionality and Multicontrollability delivered on 26.06.2018
  13. Prof. Somenath Sarkar (University of Calcutta): Journey to Photonics and Nano-Photonics  following Milestones of Fiber Optic delivered on 27.06.2018
  14. Mr. R. K. Malaviya (SAC, ISRO): Microwave Antenna Measurement Yesterday,Today And Tomorrow delivered on 27.06.2018
  15. Prof. Bhaskar Gupta (Jadavpur University, Kolkata): RF MEMS delivered on 28.06.2018
  16. Prof. Subra Ananthakrishnan (Adjunct Professor and Raja Ramanna Fellow, University of Pune): Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose – The Genius ahead of his times delivered on 31.10.2018
  17. Mr. S. Sureshkumar (Senior Engineer-F, GMRT Observatory, TIFR): RF over Fiber Optics systems and its application to Radio Telescopes delivered on 10.05.2019
  18. Prof. S. K. Koul (Dr. R.P.Shenoy Astra Microwave Chair Professor, Centre for Applied Research in Electronics, IIT Delhi): Emerging Trends in RF and Microwave Education delivered on 15.05.2019 
  19. Dr. Nagendra Yadav (Professor, Hubei University of Science and Technology, China)THz Super-Resolution Imaging for Biomedical Application delivered on 05.08.2019
  20. Dr. Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad (Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EWI) Delft University of Technology, Netherlands): Internet of Things, Approximate Services and Virtual Sensing delivered on 23.08.2019
  21. Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta ((Formerly) Outstanding scientist/ Acting Director, CSIR NPL, New Delhi): Atomic Clocks and the Amazing History of Timekeeping delivered on 30.09.2019
  22. Dr. Surendra Pal Singh (Ex-VC DIAT Pune. Distinguished Scientist ISRO): Chandrayan – II Mission delivered on 01.10.2019
  23. Dr. D. C. Pande (Outstanding Scientist (Retd.), LRDE, DRDO): A Glimpse of Past, Present and Future Military Radars by DRDO delivered on 01.10.2019
  24. Prof. B. N. Basu (Sir J. C. Bose School of Engineering, SKFGI, Mankundu, West Bengal): Electromagnetic Boundary Conditions delivered on 14.10.2019
  25. Dr. Utpal Dey (Research Assistant, Institute of Radio Frequency Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany): On-Chip Millimeter-wave Circuit Design and Packaging delivered on 17.10.2019
  26. Prof. Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur): Broadband Microwave Absorber for Defense and Space Application delivered on 04.11.2019
  27. Dr. Rashaunda M. Henderson (Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX USA): Integration and Packaging Strategies for Millimeter-Wave CMOS delivered on 11.12.2019
  28. Dr. Subhasis Panja (CSIR National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi): Single trapped ion based optical frequency standard at URSI-RCRS 2020
  29. Mr Ganesh T  Subramanya (ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network, Bangalore): NavIC: An efficient way to disseminate Indian Standard Time at URSI-RCRS 2020
  30. Prof. Paulraj Rajamani (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi): Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Effects on Brain and Reproductive System of Male Rat at URSI-RCRS 2020
  31. Prof. Udaya Kumar (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore​): Spectrum of electromagnetic fields produced by high voltage lines and natural lightning at URSI-RCRS 2020
  32. Dr. Sree Ramana Mukkamala (Research Center Imarat, DRDO, Hyderabad​​): Inertial Sensors Based on Sagnac Effect at URSI-RCRS 2020
  33. Dr. Debdeep Sarkar (Royal Military College, Canada​​​): On Non-propagating Energy Around Antennas: Insights From the Theory of Radiation by Accelerated Charges at URSI-RCRS 2020
  34. Prof. B. N. Basu (Sir J. C. Bose School of Engineering, SKFGI, Mankundu, West Bengal): Scenario of R&D in Microwave Tubes in India vis-à-vis Global Trends at URSI-RCRS 2020
  35. Dr. Sudipta Chattopadhyay (Mizoram University, Aizawl): Modal Behavior of Circular Sector Microstrip antenna: A Necessary Revisit at URSI-RCRS 2020
  36. Dr. Chinmoy Saha (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum): Challenges, Design and Realization of Photoconductive Antennas for THz Applications at URSI-RCRS 2020
  37. Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Ghosh (CSIR CEERI Pilani): Travelling-Wave Tubes for Space Application: Present and Future at URSI-RCRS 2020
  38. Prof. Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur): Deceiving Doppler RADAR using Time modulated Frequency Selective Surfaces at URSI-RCRS 2020
  39. Prof. Pradip Kumar Jain (National Institute of Technology Patna): Emerging Trends in High Power Microwave Sources at URSI-RCRS 2020
  40. Dr. Chinmoy Bhattacharya (Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Pune): Radar Imaging by Frequency Modulated Continuous Waves (FMCW)–a New Paradigm at URSI-RCRS 2020
  41. Prof. K. J.Vinoy (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore): Design of Front-End Modules for MM wave 5G Communication at URSI-RCRS 2020
  42. Dr. Naveen Nischal (Indian Institute of Technology, Patna): Optical asymmetric cryptosystems at URSI-RCRS 2020
  43. Prof. Shanti Bhattacharya (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras): Techniques for compact beam manipulation at URSI-RCRS 2020
  44. Ms. Gunjan Rastogi (Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad): Optimization of Ni/Au Schottky contacts on Al0.3Ga0.7N/AlN/GaN heterostructure for RF applications at URSI-RCRS 2020
  45. Prof. S S Prabhu (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai): Understanding the Complex Dynamics of Photo- generated Charge Carriers in Nano-patterned Terahertz Photo-conductive Antennas at URSI-RCRS 2020
  46. Prof. Gulab Singh (Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai): Development of Novel Radar Polarimetry Techniques for Geo-Environment at URSI-RCRS 2020
  47. Prof. Ashik Paul (Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata): Lower atmospheric turbulence measurements from University of Calcutta ST Radar at URSI-RCRS 2020
  48. Dr.Siddarth Sankar Das (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum): A comprehensive study on the dynamics and chemistry of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using ST/MST Radars along with balloon-borne and space-based measurements at URSI-RCRS 2020
  49. Dr. Chellappan Pillai Suresh Raju (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum): Atmospheric humidity studies over the tropical region using passive microwave measurements at URSI-RCRS 2020
  50. Dr.  Govindan Pandithurai (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune): Characteristics of clouds and precipitation over Western Ghats as observed from Weather radars at URSI-RCRS 2020
  51. Prof . Mohana Kumar Kesavapillai (Advanced Centre For Atmospheric Radar Research, Kochi): Potential Applications of the Versatile 205 MHz Stratosphere Troposphere Radar at URSI-RCRS 2020
  52. Mr. Samaresh Bhattacharjee (Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital): Technical Implementation of ARIES ST Radar (ASTRAD), Nainital at URSI-RCRS 2020
  53. Dr. Raj Kumar Choudhary (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum): Radio occultation for the Moon and other planetary ionosphere at URSI-RCRS 2020
  54. Dr. Venkateswara Rao Narukull (National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Tirupati): Active Radio Probing of the Martian ionosphere at URSI-RCRS 2020
  55. Prof. Satyavir Singh (Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai): Electrostatic solitary waves in the lunar wake at URSI-RCRS 2020
  56. Prof. Virupashi Reddy R (Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai): Electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in space plasmas at URSI-RCRS 2020
  57. Prof. Avik Bhattacharya (Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai): A Unified Framework for Analysis of Polarimetric SAR Data at URSI-RCRS 2020
  58. Prof. Birbal Singh (Raja Balwant Singh Engineering Technical Campus, Agra): Lithospheric Electromagnetic Emissions And Ionospheric perturbation Associated With Some Major Earthquakes at URSI-RCRS 2020
  59. Dr. Nirvikar Dashora (National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Tirupati): NaVIC/GNSS receiver network observations of low latitude Ionosphere at URSI-RCRS 2020
  60. Prof. Abhay Kumar Singh (Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi): Ionospheric Irregularities and quiet time Trends in TEC during recent Solar Cycle-24 at URSI-RCRS 2020
  61. Dr. Prabhu Thiagaraj (Raman Research Institute, Bangalore): SKA - Low-Frequency Aperture Array: An engineering overview at URSI-RCRS 2020
  62. Mr. Harshavardhan Reddy (GMRT Observatory, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research): Wide-band Back-end for the upgraded GMRT at URSI-RCRS 2020
  63. Prof. Amar Kakad (Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai): Particle Motions in Earth's Inner Magnetosphere: A Test Particle Simulation Approach at URSI-RCRS 2020 
  64. Prof. Yashwant Gupta (Director, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune): Signal processing challenges en route to understanding the Universe at URSI-RCRS 2020 
  65. Prof. Debatosh Guha (Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata): Impact of Radio Science in the Eye of an Antenna Engineer (A Tribute to Hans Ørsted in the Bicentenary Year of His Discovery) at URSI-RCRS 2020 
  66. Dr. Radhika Ramachandran (Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum): Estimation of the atmospheric carbon dioxide emission over the Indian region for Scientists and Policy makers at URSI-RCRS 2020