An International Research Journal

New Appointments

Advisory Editors

Edward Gerjuoy has a 1942 Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley, where J. Robert Oppenheimer was his thesis adviser. Presently he is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was appointed Professor in 1964 and became Emeritus in 1982. He is the author of over 120 physics research publications and more than 50 non-technical publications on various physics and public policy topics. In the past Professor Gerjuoy published predominantly, though not entirely, in atomic physics collision theory. In the last ten years, however, he has been devoting his research time solely to various problems related to quantum computing/information theory. During his entire career, moreover, he has been a member (and in some years Chair) of numerous American Physical Society (APS) Committees, including, e.g.: APS Council, its governing body: Panel on Public Affairs; Audit Committee; and the Committee on the International Freedom of

Edward Gerjuoy

Scientists (CIFS). His service on CIFS, which he twice chaired, reflects his life-long passionate personal devotion to the protection of the human rights of scientists everywhere.

Francis T. S. Yu
Emeritus Evan Pugh (University)

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Penn State University3329

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Francis T S Yu

New Member of Editorial Board

Pankaj Kr. Choudhury

M.Sc.; Ph.D.  


Institute of Microengineering & Nanoelectronics Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

(The National Universiti of Malaysia) UKM Bangi, 43600 Selangor, MALAYSIA

Pankaj Kumar Choudhury’s academic life was spent in different institutions in Varanasi (India). He started research career in 1989 from the Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU, Varanasi), and  received a Phd.

Pankaj Kr. Choudhury

degree in Physics in 1992. From 1992 to 1997, he worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Electronics Engineering (IT, BHU). Also, during 1995–1996 he was a Guest Lecturer in Physics at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith (Varanasi). In 1997 he joined the Department of Physics, Goa University (Goa, India) as a Lecturer, where he was for a couple of years until 1999. During the late 1999 he became a Researcher at the Center of Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL), Laval University (Quebec, Canada), where he worked on the fabrication and characterization of ferroelectric optical waveguides. During 2000–2003 he was a Researcher at the Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University (Kiryu, Japan), where he worked on the electromagnetic behavior of optical waveguides and sensing. In May 2003 he joined the position of Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University (Cyberjaya, Malaysia) where he was until the late 2009. During the span, he also served the Telekom Research and Development (TMR&D, Malaysia) as a consultant for projects on optical devices. During the late 2009 he became Professor at the Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia).

            His current research interests lie in the theory of optical waveguides, which include complex mediums, fiber and integrated optics, fiber optic devices, optical sensors and metamaterial properties. He has published over two hundred research papers; contributed chapters to eleven research level books; edited and co-edited three research level books in these areas.

            He is the reviewer for more than a couple of dozen research journals. Also, he serves the Editorial Boards of Waves in Engineering, Science and Technology (American Scientific Publishers, USA), International Journal of Humanitarian Technology (Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland), and the Asian Journal of Physics (Anita publications, India). He is the Section Editor of Optik – The International Journal for Light and Electron Optics (Elsevier, The Netherlands) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Taylor & Francis, UK).

            He is Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the Society of Photo-Optical and Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Also, he is a Traveling Lecturer of the Optical Society of America.

Liangcai Cao


Director, Institute of Opto‐electronic Engineering 

Associate Professor, Dept. of Precision Instruments 

Tsinghua University 

Beijing, 100084, P. R. China

Office:+86‐10‐6278‐1204; Mobile: +86‐13691572257;Fax:   +86‐10‐6278‐1280 


Liangcai Cao

Prof Reuven Chen
Faculty of Exact Sciences
School of Physics and Astronomy
Tel-Aviv University, Israel


Dr. RAJENDRAN V, FUSI, FASI, FInstP, is the Director, Research & Development, K S R Group of Institutions and Centre for Nano Science and Technology (CNST), K.S Rangasamy College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been pivotal in developing the State-of-the-Art Centre for Nano Science and Technology Research, KSRCT at par with international standards, in co-ordination with science and technology faculty.. He has been a visiting professor to many Universities in India as well as abroad. He has made enormous and innovative contributions to materials characterisation using on-line Ultrasonic techniques and other conventional techniques. He has received many laurels and awards such as, Senior Fellow – UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2016-21), INSA-Poland Bilateral Exchange (2016), DST/NCSTC-National Award (2016) for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Popularization among Children, Fulbright Fellowship (2015), Indo-Australia 

Dr. Rajendran V

Senior Scientist Sceince and Technology (2013), PSN National Award for Excellence in Science and Technology (2012), Prof. K. Arumugam National award (2011) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Nanotechnology, Best faculty award (2010), Raman-Chandra Sekhar silver medal (2010), National NDT Man of the Year 2004, DAAD from Germany (2002), DAE /BRNS Visiting Scientist 1999/2000),  INSA visiting Scientist (1997), TANSA award (1996), Outstanding organiser Award (1996) and TNSCST Young Scientist (1995),. He has organised a number of National  and International Conferences and  several workshops on Nanomaterials.He has been  collaborating research works with many leading research laboratories both in India and abroad. 

His passion towards research led him to be the Principal Investigator of 20 completed, sponsored research projects with a fund involvement to the tune of INR33.00 million. Presently, sponsored research projects to the tune of INR5.9 million are under progress with the sponshership from Nanomission DST, DRDO, BRNS etc. He has to his credit more than 204 research papers in reputed peer reviewed  International journals, 125 papers in conference proceedings, 25 text books, 2 research books, 1 monograph, 1 compendium book, 14 edited research books, 7 edited conference proceedings, and 15 patents. He is in the peer review group (Editor/Editorial member) for many international and national referred journals. He was President of Acoustical Society of India (2010-14) and is Fellow and Member of several scientific bodies.

Dr S C Chakravarty worked as Programme Director, Space Science Programme and Visiting Scientist/Prof. Brahma Prakash Professor of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore till 2009. As Programme Director, Space Science Programme (1988-2007) Dr Chakravarty Initiated, planned, coordinated and implemented a number of space science, planetary and satellite missions like CHANDRAYAAN-1 (completed), ASTROSAT (ongoing), MEGHA-TROPIQUES (recently completed) etc. ; Organised a large number of internationally coordinated scientific programmes at national level, e.g., DYANA, STEP, CAWSES etc.; Planned the development and data utilisation for MST Radar National Facility; Initiated a research programme in micro-gravity science and engineering and Organised the first UN-ESA Workshop on Basic Space Science at Bangalore. Currently he is working as Visiting Faculty, Physics Department, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. His present research interests include studies and modelling of ionospheric TEC, propagation of atmospheric gravity waves, mesospheric ionisation and VLF propagation. He is Member of Editorial Board of Asian J Phys.

S C Chakravarty

Dr. Ignacio Moreno is Professor of Optics at University Miguel Hernández, Elche (Spain). He received the degree in Physics and the Ph D in Physics in 1992 and 1996, respectively, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. For two years (1996-98) he joined the Department of Optics of the University of Valencia, and since 1998 he is at the Department of Materials Science, Optics & Electronics Technology at University Miguel Hernández – UMH.

He is an  expert in the field of liquid cristal based optical modulators, and their applications in diffractive and polarization optics. He has published approximately 120 articles  in peer reviewed journals.

He received the grades of Senior Member from SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics (2009), Senior Member from OSA – Optical Society of America (2010), and Fellow Member from SPIE (2014). In 2012 he received the EOS2012 Prize from the EOS – EuropeanOptical Society.

Dr. Ignacio Moreno

In the period 2005-2014 he was editor of the Journal Óptica Pura y Aplicada – OPA. In 2014 he became Vice-President of SEDOPTICA. In 2009- 2011 he was member of the SPIE Publications Committee. And since 2013 he is associate editor of the Journal Optical Engineering.

Ting-Chung Poon is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. His current research interests include 3-D image processing, and optical scanning holography. Dr. Poon is the author of the monograph Optical Scanning Holography with MATLAB (Springer, 2007), and is the co-author of the textbooks Introduction to Modern Digital Holography with MATLAB (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Engineering Optics with MATLAB (World Scientific 2006), Contemporary Optical Image Processing with MATLAB (Elsevier 2001), and Principles of Applied Optics (McGraw-Hill, 1991). He is also Editor of the book Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Display (Springer 2006) and has served as Guest Editor of, among other journals, International Journal of Optoelectronics, and Optical Engineering. Dr. Poon served as Topical Editor/

T C Poon

Division Editor of Applied Optics from 2004 to 2014. Currently he is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Optics Letters, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is the founding Chair of the Optical Society (OSA) topical meeting Digital holography and 3-D imaging (2007). Dr. Poon has been a member of the Board of Editors of the OSA and is currently on the Editorial Board of Optics and Laser Technology, the Journal of Holography and Speckle, and the journal 3D Research. Dr. Poon is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Dr. S K Gupta                   
Outstanding scientist and Head, Technical Physics Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai-400 085, India
Tel: +91-22-25593863 and 25592315,
Fax: +91-22-25505151
E-mail: and
Also: Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute

S K Gupta

Dr. Osamu Matoba
Department of Systems Science
Graduate School of System Informatics
Kobe University
Rokkodai 1-1, Nada, Kobe 657-8501,


Dr. Osamu Matoba

Osamu Matoba received the Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1996. He was a Research Associate at Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, from 1996 to 2002. From 2002 to 2009, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering in Kobe University. From 2009, Dr. Matoba has been a full Professor in the Department of Systems Science, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University. Dr. Matoba is a Fellow of SPIE, a member of OSA, IEEE, the Optical Society of Japan, and the Japan Society of Applied Physics. He received the 2008 IEEE Donald G. Fink prized paper award. His interests are in optical sensing including digital holography and OCT, holographic 3D display, holographic memory, and artificial control of scattering phenomena.

Professor K P Rajappan Nair, a scientist of reputation is known for his scientific contribution in the field of microwave spectroscopy, molecular structure and interactions. He was born in a small village Mamunda near Changanacherry, Kerala to a farmer family.  After his early education in Kerala he received M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from  Banaras Hindu University. He carried out decades of research work in many Universities in Germany in the field of laser and microwave spectroscopy. After his Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, he received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to carry out research at the Freiburg University. The award letter was signed by none other than Nobel Laureate Werner Heisenberg.  Later he joined the University of Texas at Austin as a postdoctoral fellow and thereafter the Universities of Berlin (FU), Ulm, Lille and Hannover.

K P Rajappan Nair

He was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Science at Cochin University of Science and Technology.  At Cochin he established a Laser and Spectroscopy Lab obtaining funds from DST and AICTE.  He received D.Sc. degree from Dibrugarh University for his thesis on microwave spectroscopy and hyperfine interactions in molecules.

He has published more than 200 research papers and two widely read books  “Atoms, Molecules and Lasers”  and “Atomic Spectroscopy”. He was the sectional president of the Indian Science Congress Association and has ardently taken many initiatives in Indo-German collaborations. He was the organizer of a World Malayalam Conference in Berlin supported by Berlin government and an Indo-German conference on Lasers  and Nanoscience in Trivandrum and has written books and articles on Indo German contributions in science and culture.

He is a fellow of the Laser and spectroscopy Society of India and recipient of Indian Spectrophysics Award and GMF award. Asian Journal of Physics and Asian Journal of Spectroscopy have published special issues of the journals in honour of his contributions in science.

At present he is a visiting scientist at Leibniz University Hannover and an Adjunct  Professor to the Manipal University.

Clifford J. Cunningham is a Canadian-born astronomer and author of numerous books on asteroids. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in 1976; upon enrollment, at age 15, he was the youngest student ever to attend UW.[1] In 1991 he earned his BA in Classical Studies. For his book Introduction to Asteroids (1988) and development of The Minor Planet Index to Scientific Papers (currently on the small bodies node of the Planetary Data System managed by NASA), an asteroid was named in his honour. Asteroid 4276 was named Clifford. [2]He is a contributing editor to Mercury magazine (since 2001), and a contributor to The Astronomical Calendar (1988-2013). In 2009 he enrolled in the PhD program (history of astronomy) at James Cook University in Australia. In 2013 he became affiliated with NARIT, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand. In October, 2013 he was appointed to the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Physics, and in 2014 a contributor to Encyclopædia Britannica.[3] He earned his PhD in the history of astronomy at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia in 2015.

After years of research, Dr. Cunningham finally discovered who actually coined the word 'asteroid'. Although 'asteroid' has been attributed to the famous astronomer William Herschel, Cunningham found evidence that it was actually proposed by Greek expert Charles Burney, Jr., the son of a friend of Herschel.[4] In 2014 he discovered a previously unrecognised allusion to the aurora borealis in Milton's Paradise Lost.

Dr. Peter Wai Ming, Tsang

Dr. Tsang (Ph.D. 1987) is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Tsang had been actively engaged in the research on Digital Holography and 3D technology, focusing in the areas on fast generation of hologram, hologram processing, and hologram display methods. His research findings have been reported in International Journals, Conferences, Invited talks, and patent applications. From 2009 onwards, Dr. Tsang has published over 70 papers, 7 book chapters, and filed over 35 patents as the leading or the sole inventor.

Peter Wai Ming

Apart from his own research interest, Dr. Tsang has taken up in various academic and professional activities. He is currently a Topical Editor of the Applied Optics (OSA), an Editor of the ICT Express (Elsevier), and a Guest Editor/Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics (IEEE). On top of the Editorial service, Dr. Tsang reviews paper for international journals, conferences, and book proposals on a regular basis.

Jürgen Popp studied chemistry at the universities of Erlangen and Wuerzburg. After his PhD in Chemistry, he joined Yale University for postdoctoral work. He subsequently returned to Wuerzburg University where he finished his habilitation in 2002. Since 2002, he holds a chair for Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. Furthermore, he is the Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, since 2006. His research interests are mainly concerned with biophotonics. In particular, the development and application of innovative Raman techniques for biomedical diagnostics as well as environmental and food analysis is at the heart of his interests. He has published more than 450 journal papers and is fellow of SAS and SPIE. 2012 he received a honorary doctor’s degree at Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania and in 2013 the Robert-Kellner Lecture Award.

Jürgen Popp

Leonid P. Yaroslavsky,

Dr. Sc. Habil. Physics&Mathematics, OSA Fellow

Professor Emeritus,

Dept. of Physical Electronics,

School of Electrical Engineering,Tel Aviv University, Israel

Leonid P. Yaroslavsky, Fellow of Optical Society of America, MS (1961, Faculty of Radio Engineering, Kharkov Polytechnical Institute, Ukraine), Ph.D. (1968, Institute for Information Transmission, Moscow, Russia), Dr. Sc. Habilitatus in Physics &

Leonid P. Yaroslavsky

Mathetatics (1982, State Optical Institute, S.-Petersburg, Russia). Till 1995, he had headed a Laboratory of Digital Optics at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences. From 1995 till 2008, he was a full Professor at Tel Aviv University, where presently he is a Professor Emeritus. During his teaching carrier he supervised more than 50 MS and 20 PhD students. He was also a visiting research professor at University of Nürnberg-Erlangen (Germany), National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD, USA), Institute of Optics, Orsay (France), Institut Henri Poincare, Paris (France), International Center for Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere (Finland), Agilent Laboratories, Palo Alto, Ca, (USA), Gunma University, Kiryu (Japan),  Autonomous University of Barcelona,  (Spain).  Dr. Yaroslavsky's main fields of interests andexpertise include digital imaging and image processing, digital holography and 3D visual communication. He is an author of several internationally published books and more than 150 journal papers.

Svetlana N. Khonina is currently Professor at the Samara State Aerospace University ( SSAU). Samara 443001, Russia. She obtained her Ph D Degree from the same university in 1995. She is Author / Co-author of more than 400 scientific articles and 5 books. Her Scientific interests includes diffractive optics, singular optics, sharp focusing, polarization convertors, modes and eigenfunctions in optics, quantum optics, optical micro-manipulating, optical and digital image processing.

Svetlana N. Khonina

Prof. Mohammad S. Alam

Fellow - IEEE, IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP, IS&T

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of South Alabama, 150 Jaguar Dr., SHEC 4122

Mobile, AL 36688-0002

v: 251-460-6117; f: 251-460-6028


Mohammad S Alam

Prof. Mohammad S. Alam received his BS and MS degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1983 and 1985, his MS degree in computer engineering from the Wayne State University in 1989, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton in 1992. Currently, he serves as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and as the Dean of College of Engineering at Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK). He served as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Alabama during 2001-2015, and as the first Warren H. Nicholson Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also served on the faculty of BUET, Purdue University - Fort Wayne, and the University of Alabama. He also served as a Graduate Faculty of Purdue University and Indiana University.

His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, ultrafast computing, and renewable energy. He authored or co-authoredover 500 publications, including 194 articles in refereed journals, 325+ conference publications, and 15 book chapters. He has edited a reference book of selected papers on JTC (SPIE Press)andmany conference proceedings. Over 5700 citations of his work have been reported in the Google Scholar.He received numerous excellence in research/teaching/service awards including the 1997 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Award (Statewide recognition) from the Indiana University, 2003 Scholar of the Year Award from Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2005 Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award from the USA Alumni Association, 1998 Outstanding Engineer Award from Region 4of IEEE, 2013 Outstanding Engineer Award from Region 3 of IEEE, and 2016 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from Region 3 of IEEE. He was also recognized as one of the 50 faculty who made outstanding and lasting research and scholarship contributions in the 50-year history of USA.

Prof. Alam served/serves as the PI or Co-PI of many research projects totaling nearly $15M, funded by NSF, NASA, FAA, DoE, ARO, AFOSR, AFRL, SMDC, Wright-PattAFB, Alabama Department of Commerce, British Petroleum, nfinaTechnologies, and ITT industry. He presented over 100keynote addresses, invited papers, seminars and tutorials at international conferences and research institutions in the US and abroad.He has organized and chaired many international conferences and served as a Guest Editor for4 professional journals. He supervised the research work of 55+ Masters/Ph.D. students, 15 post-doctoral students, and 7 visiting scholars.Prof. Alam serves as an ABET evaluator for domestic and international institutions.

Prof. Alam is an elected Fellow of nine professional societies: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, Institute of Physics (IoP), Society for Imaging Science & Technology (IS&T), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS), and the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). He serves as an OSA Fellows Travelling Lecturer. He was the Chairman of the Fort Wayne Section of IEEE during 1995-1996. He also served as the President of the Southeastern ECE Department Heads Association during 2005 - 2006. Currently, he serves as the President of the Mobile Section of IEEE. Currently, he serves as the President of the Mobile Section of IEEE.

Kiran Jain, is currently the Program Scientist of Solar Interior Group at National Solar Observatory's Synoptic Program (USA). Dr. Jain received Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from University of Roorkee (now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) in 1987. After her Ph.D., she worked as Post-doctoral Positions at Florida State University,(Tallahassee, USA), Physical Research Laboratory (Ahmedabad, India) and University of Surrey (Guildford,UK). Her major contributions in Nuclear Physics include intrinsic states and residual interactions in deformed nuclei that have received numerous citations. In late nineties, her research interest shifted from nuclear structure to solar physics, in particular the solar interior which is only accessed by studying the oscillations below solar surface. Before moving to National Solar Observatory in 2005, she held positions at Udaipur Solar Observatory (Udaipur) and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore). Her current research interests include Helioseismology and

Kiran Jain

solar activity, sub-surface weather, irradiance modeling, space weather and Sun-Earth connection. Dr. Jain has around 120 publications to her credit, and also edited a book on. Fifty Years of Seismology of the Sun and Stars. She is the joint recipient of NASA's Group Achievement Award to SDO Science Investigation Teams in 2012. She is the member of several national and international professional societies.


Dr. Sanjay C. Gadkari received his Masters degree in Physics in 1980 from the University of Indore (MP) securing the First Rank. He joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in 1981 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Mumbai. At present, he is ‘Outstanding Scientist’ and Head of Crystal Technology Section in the Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. He is also a Senior Professor and member of the ‘Board of Studies in Physical Sciences’ in the ‘Homi Bhabha National Institute’. Over the last three decades he has been working on several technologies for material synthesis, growth of single crystals, thin films, and development of gas sensors, nuclear radiation detectors, and electronic and UHV based instruments. He has to his credit over 250 research papers in journals, book chapters, technical reports, conferences, etc. He is a recipient of ‘K. Suryanarain Rau Memorial Award–2001’, ‘DAE Group Achievement Awards-2007 and 2013’, 

Sanjay C Gadkari

‘Crystal Growth Award-2012’ and ‘MRSI-Medal-2014’, for his work in the area of thin films based gas sensors and crystal technology. He is a Fellow of the ‘Maharashtra Academy of Sciences’ and life member of several professional societies including ‘The National Academy of Sciences India’, ‘Materials Research Society of India’, ‘Institute of Smart Structure and Systems’, ‘Indian Vacuum Society’, ‘Society for Materials Chemistry’, ‘Luminescence Society of India’, etc

Shantanu Rastogi is a Professor in the Department of Physics, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. He has about 25 years research and teaching experience. He is an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and has worked at University of Jena, Germany. His research interests include vibrational spectroscopy of molecules of astrophysical interest, in particular infrared emissions from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); spectroscopic properties of trace gases in planetary atmospheres; and interstellar dust extinction. He is presently also member of the editorial board of the Bulletin of Astronomical Society of India.

Shantanu Rastogi

Dr Rupert Young is currently a Reader at the  University of Sussex; he graduated from Glasgow University, from where he also gained his PhD in coherent optical signal processing. Subsequently, he was employed within the Laser and Optical Systems Engineering Research Centre at Glasgow, during which time he gained wide experience in optical systems engineering and image/signal processing techniques. He  participated in two Brite/EuRam collaborative European programmes during this time, the second with Glasgow as the Consortium leaders. In April 1995 he took up his present post in the School of Engineering, University of Sussex. Since he has been at Sussex, he has continued to apply the electro-optic system knowledge that he has gained over the last twenty years to the solution of a wide range of  problems of industrial relevance and has been closely  involved in the conception and gaining funding for the design and build of three major  systems: a method for the full complex  modulation of coherent light on a spatial  light modulator  for application to  computer generated 

Rupert Young

holographic display; a  hybrid digital / optical correlator system for high speed pattern recognition; and a spatial light modulator based micro-stereolithography system for micro-component fabrication with feature sizes down to 5 microns. Over the last decade he has had a fruitful collaboration with faculty from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School which has resulted in methods being developed in order to provide quantitative texture analysis of medical imagery of a number of tissue types for cancer diagnostic purposes. This work has resulted in a spin-out company, TexRad Ltd, which is currently commercialising the methods developed. He has published over 250 refereed journal and conference papers on various aspects of electro-optics, digital signal processing and image processing. He has supervised to successful completion well over twenty doctoral students and he has taught several different masters level courses during his time at Sussex, including topics in digital signal processing, image processing and fibre optic communications. He is a member of the Society of Photo-Optical and Instrumentation Engineers and the Optical Society of America. From February 2006 to August 2011 he was Head of the Engineering and Design Department at Sussex University.

Dr M Alcolea Palafox is currently Full Professor in Chemical Physics Department, Chemistry Faculty, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, Spain. His major research areas are Vibrational spectroscopy of  biomolecules, Quantum chemistry of biomolecules, Molecular structure of anti-virus and anti-cancer drugs,  Structure-activity relationships. He has published more than 175 research papers in International Journals and have a strong collaboration with Prof Vinod Rastogi. He is Founding Member of Editorial Board of Asian J Phys and Editor of Asian Chem Letts.

M Alcolea Palafox

Dr. B. K. Sahoo is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Theoretical Physics Division of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. His research interests lie in the interdisciplinary fields of atomic, nuclear and particle physics. After finishing Ph.D. formally from Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, he has been associated with GSI, Darmstadt, MPIPKS, Dresden and KVI, Groningen in various positions. Dr. Sahoo is actively involved in many scientific and academic activities. He has delivered many scientific seminars in various Universities/institutions across the world. His commitment to the highest standards of research are reflected in his more than 90 peer reviewed papers in the leading journals of physics. He was also invited to write a book chapter on atomic clocks that will appear soon in the Handbook on Relativistic Quantum Chemistry of Springer Publication. He has received several awards both in India and abroad in recognition of his achievements. He has also been involved in teaching to the students at PRL.

B K Sahoo

Shanti Bhattacharya obtained her Ph D in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology,  Madras in 1997. Her Ph.D work was in the area of Optical Array Illuminators. She was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt award in 1998 and worked at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Her research work there included development of an optical pick-up for CD/DVD systems and design of diffractive optical elements for beam shaping of high power laser beams. She subsequently joined the MEMS division of Analog Devices, Cambridge, USA, where she worked on the design of an optical MEMS switch. She is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras and has been there since 2005. Her current research interests are optical MEMS, diffractive optics and fibre interferometry.

Shanti Bhattacharya

Dr. Ekaterina Michonova-Alexova

Associate Professor             

Department of  Physics & Chemistry, Erskine College,

2 Washington St, SC 29639-0338, USA           


Dr Shrikrishna Pandurang ji Yawale

Dr S P Yawale is currently Professor and Head, Department  of Physics  and Electronics,   Govt Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities, Amravati, India. He is Senate member of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University and is  very activiely involved in Teaching and Research. Dr Yawale has produced a number of Ph Ds and  published more than 100 Research Papers in National and International Journals.

S P Yawale

Prof Poonam Tandon

Department of Physics,

Lucknow University, Lucknow-226 007

Poonam Tandon

Professor Kamal Alameh
Director, Electron Science Research Institute
Director, Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems
Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA, 6027, AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 8 6304 5836 ;Mobile: +61 415 334 876 ; Fax: +61 8 6304 2908

Kamal Alameh

Professor Kamal Alameh has over 21 years of research experience in photonics, optoelectronics, Opto-VLSI and Micro/Nano fabrication, since receiving his PhD from The University of Sydney in 1993.

Professor Kamal Alameh is the Director of the Electron Science Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, and Director of the WA Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems. He is also Adjunct Professor with the Department of Information and Communications at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, South Wales University, Wales-UK, Southeast University, Nanjing-China, and Minzuuniversity, Beijing-China.

Professor Alameh has pioneered the integration of microelectronic and photonic sciences and developed a new and practical research area, “MicroPhotonics” that achieved innovative solutions for the ICT, Agriculture, Health, Consumer Electronics, Renewable Energy, Environment, Oil and Gas, Security and Defence sectors.

Professor Alameh has also established an international network of research collaboration with world-class international research institutions. He has published 340+ peer reviewed journal and conference papers including three book chapters. In addition he has filed 26 patents over technologies and discoveries that have commercial potential. He has been invited to present at leading international conferences and workshops for more than 30 occasions and his research output had been the basis of more than 20 invited talks and 5 book chapters. He has been exceptionally well supported by successful government and industry grants totalling over $20 million dollars in funding.

Prof  D. Narayana Rao, a scientist of repute is known for his scientific contributions in the field of Atmospheric Sciences. He has worked  as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in S.V. University, Tirupati during the period 1975-2002.  He has carried out several major research projects sponsored by Agencies of Govt. of India like DST,CSIR, MoES (Formerly DOD), MIT (Formerly DOE), ISRO, and UGC.

He was later on appointed by the Government of India as Director, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Department of Space. Prof Narayana Rao  has greatly contributed in  making  NARL  a world-class Centre of Excellence for research in frontier  areas of Atmospheric Science and Radar Technology.

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He has published more than 100 research papers in highly reputed international journals.27 students were awarded their Ph.D degrees under his research supervision. In recognition of his scientific contributions, he has received several awards including Sir. C.V. Raman award for outstanding contribution to Physical Sciences awarded by UGC, K.R. Ramanathan award for outstanding contributions to Atmospheric Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award for outstanding  contributions to Physical Sciences,  Astronautical Society of India (ASI) award for excellence in the field of Space Science and Applications, presented by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in the year 1996. He had the privilege of receiving the S.S. Bhatnagar Memorial Award (ISCA)  from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in the year 2011.

He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India and a Fellow and Member of the Governing Council of IETE and  member of several Scientific and Technical Committees at national and international levels. He was the President of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences during 2007-2010.

He has visited a number of countries including USA, Canada, Peru, U.K. France, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong., Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Australia and Japan on various academic and scientific assignments and for international scientific collaboration. He has made significant contributions through international collaboration in the field of Atmospheric Sciences to monitor regional and global Climate Variability.

Prof Narayana Rao was the Project Director of SRMSAT, a Nano Satellite designed and developed by the students of SRM University. He took the complete responsibility for the design and development of SRMSAT. The satellite was launched from SHAR Centre, Sriharikota in October 2011.

Prof Narayana Rao had the opportunity of serving the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) as Local Secretary for the 98th Indian Science Congress held at SRM University, Chennai in January 2011 and the 98th Indian Science Congress is acclaimed as a grand success.

With more than 30 years of academic, research and administrative experience blended with progressive views, organizational strengths, Prof Narayana Rao has demonstrated his academic, professional and administrative capabilities as an institution builder.

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Almabrok Essa received his BS degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Sirte University, LY, and his MS degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tripoli, LY. He has worked as a Lecturer at Al Jabal Al Gharbi University, Gharyan, LY from 2007-2010. He recently received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA. He has authored and coauthored more than 35 publications, including refereed journals and conference proceedings in the field of computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, and remote sensing. Dr. Essa also serves as a technical reviewer for several signal processing journals and international conferences. He is a member of IEEE and SPIE.

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