Dr. Dibakar Roy Chowdhury, Professor of Physics at Mahindra University
Dr. Dibakar Roy Chowdhury, Professor of Physics at Mahindra University

Mahindra University Physics Professor receives SERB-STAR

Hyderabad — The esteemed SERB Science and Technology Award for Research (SERB-STAR), which acknowledges exceptional contributions made by Principal Investigators (PIs) of SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board) Projects, has been granted to Dr. Dibakar Roy Chowdhary. He is a Physics Professor at Mahindra University, formerly known as Mahindra École Centrale.

The Indian government’s SERB established this award to honor and incentivize exemplary achievements in the field of science and technology.

The assistance provided by SERB-STAR encompasses a monthly fellowship of Rs 15,000, a yearly research grant of Rs 10 lakhs, and an additional Rs 1 lakh per annum for overhead expenses, all for a duration of three years.

Dr. Yajulu Medury, the Vice Chancellor of Mahindra University, conveyed his congratulations to Dibakar Roy Chowdhary for this significant accomplishment.

After obtaining his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany in 2008, Dr. Dibakar Roy Chowdhary held various scientific positions. He worked as a scientist at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany from 2008 to 2009, then moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA, where he worked from 2009 to 2013. Later, he joined the Australian National University in 2013 and worked there until 2015, after which he became a faculty member at Mahindra Ecole Centrale (now Mahindra University).

Dr. Dibakar Roy Chowdhary’s research encompasses designs, simulations, and fabrications of novel photonic devices while simultaneously exploring their applications in information, sensing, and energy-related fields. He has published around 86 papers in internationally reputed peer-reviewed journals including Science, Applied Physics Letters, Advanced Optical Materials, Scientific Reports, Optics Express, Physical Review B, Optics Letters etc.

He is currently one of the highly cited researchers in India working in photonics and optics-related fields. His works are highlighted by several scientific magazines such as Worldwide Science, Phys Org, Nanotechnology News, Nanotechnology Now, Laser Focus World, Terahertz Technology etc. His research has received coverage in the cover page of prestigious international journals, such as Applied Physics Letters, Physica Status Solidi: RRL and Journal of Applied Physics in past years.

Dr. Dibakar Roy Chowdhary is currently one of the editors of Optics Letters, a prestigious journal from Optica (formerly Optical Society of America, OSA). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) (FInstP (UK)) and a Fellow of the Telangana Academy of Science (FTAS).


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