Parthasarathi Chakrabarti, Professor (HAG) in the Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(BHU) and former Director of NIT Allahabad (2011-2016) took over the Charge as the first full-term Director of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST), Shibpur on May 10, 2018. He has been on the additional charge of the Director, NIT Patna during 2011-12.
Professor Chakrabarti has made a significant contribution in experimental and theoretical research in the areas of Microelectronics and Photonics. He has been the Coordinator (2005-11) of the Centre for Research in Microelectronics (CRME), Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(BHU) and the founder Coordinator of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Centre at IIT(BHU). He has been the Head of the Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(BHU) during 2006-2009.He established two dedicated research Centres e.g., the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (CIR) for carrying out multi-disciplinary research and the Centre for Medical Diagnostics & Research (CMDR) for promoting research in the field of Life Sciences with emphasis on human healthcare at NIT Allahabad. His research group has strong collaborations with the Optoelectronics Research Group, Lancaster University, Lancaster UK and the Nanomaterials research group, University of New South Wales, Australia. So far eighteen students including one foreign student under ICCR Exchange Program of the Govt. of India have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision. Currently four more students are working towards Ph.D. under his supervision. He has successfully completed a number of R & D projects sponsored by Government funding agencies such as, DST, CSIR, DRDO etc.
Professor Chakrabarti has published over 260 research papers in leading technical journals and in Conference Proceedings and filed 3 patents. He has authored three text books and edited five Proceedings of National and International Conferences. He has organized a number of International Conferences and delivered numerous Key-note speeches, Plenary and Invited Talks in International Conferences in the Country and abroad. He has been a regular reviewer of leading technical journals and listed in the Golden List of Reviewers of IEEE Transactions several times.
Professor Chakrabarti obtained his B.Tech. and M.Tech. Degrees from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata in 1980 and 1982 respectively. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU). He is a recipient of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Visiting Fellowship and Visiting Fellowship of the Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He received the Senior Visiting Fellowship of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK for conducting collaborative research with the Optoelectronics Research Group, Lancaster University during 2002-2003. He has been a part of the delegation sponsored to visit Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA in 2013 under the Leadership Development Program organized by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow. Professor Chakrabarti is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and a Senior Member of IEEE, USA. He has been awarded Amity Academic Excellence Award-2015. He is appointed as Associate Editor, Journal of Electronic Materials-Springer.
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