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Kolkata, West Bengal
|Alma mater||IIT Kharagpur|
Dr. Amitabha Bhattacharya is an associate professor of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Bhattacharya was born in Kolkata, West Bengal in the year 1964.
He received his B.Tech(E&ECE) Degree from IIT Kharagpur in 1986. M.E. (E&TCE) from Jadavpur University in 1994 and Ph.D. (E. & ECE) from IIT Kharagpur in 1998.
He started his professional career in 1986 by joining as a junior research engineer in an ISRO- sponsored research project at IIT Kharagpur and continued thereafter as a senior research assistant in a DRDO-sponsored research project till 1991. In 1997, he joined SAMEER, Mumbai and then Defence Lab, Jodhpur as a research scientist. From 2000 onwards he joined the teaching profession, first as an assistant professor in the Electronics and Instrument Department of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and then in 2007, in the faculty of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur.
Presently he is working as an associate professor in the same department and is involved in the teaching and research activities of the RF and Microwave Group of the E&ECE Department. Bhattacharya's research interest is in the areas of Ground Penetrating Radar, Microwave Imaging, High Power Microwaves and Microwave Stealth Technology.
He has published about 70 research publications in International Journals and Conferences and three technical reports for DRDO. Dr. Bhattacharya has written a popular text book on “Digital Communication”. He has been the principal investigator of 18 sponsored research projects and consultancies, has conducted 12 sponsored short-term courses around the country, mainly in the areas of Electromagnetic Environments. Bhattacharya has supervised two Ph.D. theses and twenty postgraduate theses.