IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Dr. Samar Jana

Associate Professor and Head

Department of Physics

Academic Qualifications

  • M.Sc (Physics, First Class, Rank Second): Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, (1992).
  • Ph.D (Science): (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta), University of Calcutta, (1999).

Honors, Awards & Recognition

  • “Best Thesis Award” for the year 1998-1999, awarded by the Indian Physics Association.
  • “National Scholarship” during 1983-1988, awarded by the Government of India.
  • “Subhasini Sarkar Scholarship” for the year 1983, awarded by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.



  1. Office: +9133 2668 4561 to 63 (Ext. 426/453)
  2. Mobile: +91 94334 28035, +91 98368 80068


  1. Residence: Quarter Pratichi-305, IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah 711103, West Bengal, India
  2. E-mail: hod@physics.iiests.ac.in, samarjana@physics.iiests.ac.in, samarjana@yahoo.com

Area of Research

  • Development and Spectroscopic characterization of Laser and Luminescent materials
  • Photoluminescence, Fluorescence, Phosphorescence and Upconversion in rare earth doped glasses
  • Synthesis and Optical properties of rare earth Nano-materials

Courses Undertaken

U.G (B.Tech)

  • Physics
  • Materials Science
  • Laboratory

P.G (M.Sc)

  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Solid State Physics
  • Material Physics (Special Paper: Physics of Laser and its applications, Dielectric and Optical properties of materials)
  • General Laboratory
  • Special Laboratory
  • Advanced Laboratory


  • Advanced Spectroscopy of rare earth Laser and Luminescent Materials

Research Guidance (Sole Supervision)

M.Sc Project - 30

Ph.D Thesis - 3

  1. Subrata Mitra (Ph.D Awarded in November 2015)
  2. Mithun De (UGC-NET Fellowship, Registration in July 2015)
  3. Subhash Sharma (DST-INSPIRE Fellowship, Registration in February 2016)

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Subrata Mitra and Samar Jana, “Intense orange emission in Pr3+ doped lead phosphate glass”, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 85, Page 245-253, (2015).
  2. Subrata Mitra and Samar Jana, “Absorption and luminescence of PrCl3 in methanol, iso-propanol and butanol solvents”, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Volume 126, Page 4037-4041, (2015).
  3. Subrata Mitra and Samar Jana, “Properties of the energy bands, Judd-Ofelt parameters and the fluorescence of neodymium chloride (NdCl3) in methanol, iso-propanol and butanol solvents”, Journal of Fluorescence (Springer), Volume 25, Page 541-549, (2015).
  4. Subrata Mitra and Samar Jana, “Energy bands, oscillator strengths and fluorescence of PrCl3 in methanol”, Abstracts of 5th International Conference on Luminescence and its Applications (ICLA-2015), PES University, Bangalore, India, (9-12 February, 2015).
  5. Samar Jana and Subrata Mitra, “Characteristics of the energy bands and the spectroscopic parameters of Pr3+ ions in PrCl3 mixed methanol, iso-propanol and butanol solutions”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 83, Page 52-55, (2011).
  6. Samar Jana and Subrata Mitra, “Optical absorption and emission properties of Pr3+-doped 0.55PbO-0.45P2O5 glass”, Abstracts of the 16th International Conference on Luminescence (ICL’11), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Page 48 (WP234), (26 June - 1 July, 2011).
  7. Samar Jana and Subrata Mitra, “Spectroscopic study of Pr3+ ions in CdCl2 solution”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 457, Page 477-479, (2008).
  8. Samar Jana and R. K. Mukherjee, “Zeeman spectroscopy of Nd3+ ions in CsCdCl3 crystal”, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 320, Page 289-294, (2000).
  9. Samar Jana and R. K. Mukherjee, “Absorption spectroscopy of Eu3+ ions in CsCdCl3 crystals: an evidence of nonequivalent sites”, Solid State Communications, Volume 116, Page 581-584, (2000).
  10. Samar Jana and R. K. Mukherjee, “Generation and Measurement of Pulsed High Magnetic Field”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Volume 214, Page 234-242, (2000).