Pathik Kumbhakar is presently working as a Professor at the Department of Physics of NIT, Durgapur, West Bengal, India. After completion of his Ph.D. degree in physics in 2003 at the Burdwan University, Bardhaman, India, Kumbhakar has carried out postdoctoral research work in the area of laser technology (ultrafast phenomena) at the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Sciences, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, for one and a half year under the Japanese Government Fellowship. To date, as an author and coauthor, he has published about 80 research papers in international peer‐reviewed journals. He served as a Reviewer of different reputed journals such as Applied Physics Letter, Journal of Optical Society of America B, Optics Letters, and Optics Express. He has guided several M.S. (in physics), M.Tech., and Ph.D. students, 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 in liquid (LAL) 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; and development of nanogas sensor and dye‐sensitized solar cell.
Biography Updated on 13 November 2013