Pathik Kumbhakar presently works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, NIT Durgapur. After completion of his Ph.D. degree in physics in the year 2003 at the Burdwan University, Burdwan, India, his postdoctoral research work has been carried out at the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Sciences, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, for one and a half years under the Japanese Government Fellowship. He has also visited (for short duration) CERN, Switzerland (2008) and University of Electrocommunications, Tokyo, Japan (2007 and 2008) as a Visiting Scientist for carrying out collaborative research work. To date, he has published as an author/coauthor 69 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals including some in Applied Physics Letter, Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics B: Laser Optics, Optics Letters, among others. His published research papers have been cited by different researchers in the world more than 280 times (up to May 2012) with an h-index of 9. Also, he authored two books. He served as a Reviewer of different journals such as, Applied Physics Letter, Journal of Optical Society, Optics Express, Applied Physics B: Laser Optics, Spectrochemica Acta A, Materials Science, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, and Non-Crystalline Solids. He received several M.S. degrees (in physics), M.Tech. degree, and Ph.D. degree, with theses in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. His present research interests include synthesis of semiconductor quantum dots and metallic nanoparticles and different nanostructures by chemical synthesis technique and laser ablation technique; characterization of the materials by SEM, TEM, and XRD; observation of linear optical (absorption and photoluminescence) and nonlinear optical properties by z-scan techniques; development of nano-gas sensor and dye sensitized solar cell, among others.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2012