Debatosh has been actively serving several professional and Government organizations in India and abroad. They include the National Academy of Engineering (INAE); the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc); Department of Science and Technology (DST)/ Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, etc. along with IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

IEEE Activities

  • Chair, IEEE APS Member and Geographic Activities Committee (2023- )
  • Editor, Measurements Corner of IEEE AP Magazine
  • Chair, IEEE APS Antenna Measurements Committee (2022- )
  • IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer (2022- )
  • Member, IEEE AP-S Fields Award Committee (2018-2019)
  • Vice-Chair, IEEE India Council (2016-2017)
  • Chair, IEEE Kolkata Section (2013-2014)
  • Founding Chair, IEEE AP-MTT Kolkata Chapter (2004)
  • Founder: IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference: Founding Chair 2007; General Chair 2009, 2011.
  • Founder: IEEE Indian Antenna Week (International Workshop): Founding Chair 2010; General Chair 2011
  • General Chair: IEEE Conference CALCON, Kolkata, India (2014)
  • General Co-Chair: IEEE AP-S Industry Initiatives Committee Workshop, Ahmedabad, (2015)
  • Founding Chair and Course Director: Advanced School of Antennas (IEEE-ASA) 2018, 2019

Other Accomplishments

  • Chair, Commission B of Indian National Committee for URSI (2015-)
  • Joint National Committee for COSPAR-URSI-SCOSTEP (2016-2021)
  • Vice-President, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (2017-2020)
  • Expert Committee of MeitY/DST, Govt. of India
  • Member, DST-Inspire Committee,
  • Member, PAC of DST-SERB, Govt. of India

Leadership in Academic Initiatives (Selected)

  • Commission-B Lead: URSI Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC) 2019
  • Founders of Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation (InCAP) 2018
  • Founding member: Indian Radio Science Society (InRASS)
  • Asia Liaison, 8th European Conf. EUCAP, Hague, The Netherlands (2014)
  • International Advisory/Program Committees:
    • TPC-Track Chair (AP-S/URSI Symp. Signapore (2021)
    • General Chair (IEEE InCAP 2020, Kolkata (2020)
    • Antennas-Track Chair (AP-S/URSI Symp. Montreal (2020)
    • ACME, Italy (2014)
    • iWAT, Australia (2014)
    • IMaRC, India (2013)
    • 34th PIERS, Sweden (2013)
    • ACME, Finland (2013)
    • URSI- EMTS, Japan (2013)
    • Asia Pacific Conf. Antennas & Propagation, Singapore (2012)

Courses Taught

Theoretical Papers:

  • Microwave Antennas
  • Microwave Communication Systems
  • Guided Waves Transmissions
  • Microwave Electronics
  • Communication Systems
  • Video and Multimedia Engineering

Laboratory Papers:

  • Antenna Measurements
  • Video System Measurements

Journal Editorship

Associate Editor

  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
  • INAE Letters-Springer


  • Dual-band Base Station antenna, designed and developed for Spotwave,has been a commercial product (Model No. Z1900) for North American Market. The Intellectual Property Right (IPR) has been transferred to ‘Spotwave’ in 2006

Keynote/Invited Talks (last 5 years)


  • Distinguished Lecture @ IEEE AP-S Montreal Section Chapter: ‘Mysteries in Dielectric Resonator Modes and some Techniques for Advanced antenna Designs”, 6 April, 2022 (shcheduled)
  • Invited Talk: ‘Sources of Cross-Polarized Radiations of a microstrip patch: are all of them known to us?’, IEEE Workshop on Advancement in Antennas and Microwave Technologies, 16 March, 2022, SAC, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Invited Talk: ‘Some challenges in Antenna Design more insight and experience’, Intl. workshop on Modern Antenna Design and its Challenges, 23 February 2022, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India.


  • Keynote Talk: ‘Power and Beauty of Simulation Tools: My Experience in Engineering Research’, IEEE Intl. Conf. Applied Electromagnetics, Signal Processing and Communication (AESPC-2021), 26 – 28 Nov. 2021, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • Invited talk: "Engineering Research in Academia: How to Address the Challenges", IEEE Student Branch, S. L. N. College of Engineering, Raichur, 2 September 2021.
  • Invited talk: ‘Research- an art of addressing challenges’ NIT Mizoram Lecture Series (online), June 28, 2021.
  • Fellow Inaugural talk at Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore: ‘Science to engineering and engineering to science: a journey over the last 25 years’, June 18, 2021.
  • Invited talk: ‘Microstrip Patch as Mode-Specific Meta-element: New Concept for Advanced Antenna & Array Design’ May 23-26, 2021 at China Microwave Week- International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology (ICMMT2021), Nanjing, China.
  • Tutorial Talk: Modern Antennas for Present and Futuristic Wireless Communication Technology, March 8-12, 2021, NIT, Sikkim.
  • Keynote Talk: Electronic Systems: WEBINAR-FET-JU R&D Expo, Feb. 27, 2021, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • National Science Day Lecture: ‘Innovative Mind’, Feb. 25, 2021, CMSDS, DRDO, Kolkata.
  • Special Lecture: ‘The Art of Writing Technical Papers’ February 18, 2021, Knowledge Sharing Webinars Series, CESC, Kolkata.


  • Invited Talk: ‘Microstrip antenna cross-polarization radiations: Kai Fong Lee and Recent insightful observations’ Dec.10, 2020, 2020 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC 2020), Hong Kong.
  • Award Receiving Lecture: ‘Innovations in Young Minds’ Oct. 11, 2020, Kolkata, Pulmocon 2020
  • Invited Talk (IEEE Webinar): ‘Art and Challenges of Writing Papers for IEEE Transactions’, 8 June 2020, IEEE Bangalore Section, India.
  • Invited Talk: ‘New Generation Wireless Techniques’, INAE National Workshop on Recent Advances in Engineering Science and Technology, 1-5 March 2020, National Institute of Technology, Sikkim, India.
  • Keynote Talk: ‘wireless- in the eye of an antenna engineer’, 2020 URSI Regional Conference on Radio Science (URSI-RCRS 2020), Feb. 2020, Varanasi, India.


  • Tutorial: ‘Scientific Research: Challenges and Successes’, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, 15 Oct. 2019, Jaipur.
  • Keynote Talk: ‘Wireless- in the eye of an antenna engineer’, International Conference on Wireless communication, D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering Mumbai, 11 October, 2019.
  • Tutorial: ‘Planar antenna design using DGS-integration technique”, Advanced School of Antennas 2019, June, Bhubaneswar.
  • Keynote Talk: ‘Antenna Designs: Power & Beauty of Simulation Tools”, Altair Technology Conference, 11-12 June 2019, Bangalore.
  • Inaugural Talk: IEEE AP-S Rajasthan Chapter, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, 4 April, 2019.
  • Inaugural Talk: IEEE AP-S SBC, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, 12 Jan. 2019.


  • Invited Talk: ‘Art of Electrodynamics’, Recent Advances in wireless and space antennas, IISST, DOS, Trivandram, 21 Dec. 2018.
  • Tutorial: ‘Planar Antennas: In Search of Cross-Polarized Radiations and Scope for Future Research’ Indian Conf. on Antennas and Propagation (InCAP), Dec. 2018, Hyderabad.
  • Keynote Talk: ‘Scientific Innovations for the Antennas, by the Antennas’, Intl. Conf. on Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology, Oct. 27-28, 2018, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Keynote Talk: Transformation of Communication Technology: Signals through Electromagnetics’, Intl. Conf. Applied Electromagnetics, Signal Processing and Communication, Oct. 22-24, 2018, KIIT Bhubaneswar.
  • Tutorial: Radiation and Antenna Theory, IEEE Advanced School of Antennas, 22-26 June, 2018 Bhubaneswar.
  • Keynote Talk: Antenna Design: Challenges and Innovations, K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, 18 June 2018, Mumbai.
  • Invited talk: DRA Technology - New Insights, Innovations, and Applications, IEEE iAIM 2017, 24-26 November 2017, Bangalore
  • Tutorial: Is it Antenna? A Story of Antenna Research & Future Scopes, IEEE Workshop on Advanced Antennas for Space and Ground Applications, 28th November 2017, Vizag
  • Engineer’s Day Lecture: A Story of Challenges in Research Career of an Engineer, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, September 15, 2017.
  • Invited Talk: Research Scholar day Guest Lecture at E & ECE Department, IIT Kharagpur, Feb. 25, 2017
  • S. N. Bose Memorial Lecture: “Microwave Research: J. C. Bose to contemporary India” BANGIYA BIGJNAN PARISHAD, Kolkata, Jan. 25, 2017

Foreign Assignments | Visits


  • Royal Military College of Canada (Visiting Professor, July 2018)
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagations Symposium, Boston, USA


  • Royal Military College of Canada (Visiting Professor, August 2017)
  • URSI-GASS, Montreal, Canada (India representative to URSI Commission-B)
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagations Symposium, San Diego, USA (IEEE Fellow felicitation)


  • URSI-AP-RASC 2016, Seoul, Korea (Invited Speaker)


  • Japan Radio Science Meeting, Tokyo, Japan (Keynote Speaker)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (Visiting Scientist)
  • Microwave and Millimeterwave Laboratory, City University, Hong Kong (Visiting Scientist)
  • IEEE Section Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands (IEEE Section Chair)
  • IEEE Antennas & Propagation Symposium, Memphis, USA (receive IEEE award/present paper)
  • San Diego State University, California, USA (Visiting Scientist)


  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Orlando, USA (To present papers)
  • Royal Military College of Canada (Visiting Professor, July)
  • IEEE R-10 Meet, Chaing Mai, Thailand (IEEE Section Chair).


  • Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Chicago (to receive RMTG Award & present paper)
  • University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Invited Speaker)
  • Royal Military College of Canada (Visiting Professor, July)


  • Syracuse University, NY, USA
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagations Symposium, Toronto, Canada (to present paper)
  • URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, Berlin, Germany (Session Organizer)
  • Royal Military College of Canada (Visiting Professor, July-Aug.)


  • 2008 URSI General Assembly, Chicago, USA, (Indian Representative to Commission ‘B’)
  • Royal Military College of Canada (Visiting Professor, July-Aug.)


  • Spotwave Wireless, Kanata, Canada (Visiting Scientist)
  • North American Radio Science Meeting, Ottawa (to present paper)
  • Royal Military College of Canada (Visiting Professor, July-Aug.)


  • European Conf. on Antennas and Propagation, Nice, France(to present paper)
  • The Queen Mary University of London, UK (Visiting Scientist)
  • The University of Bath, UK (Visiting Scientist)
  • Communication Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada (Visiting Scientist)


  • Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, Washington DC, USA, 2005 (to present paper)
  • International Conference ANTEM 2004, Ottawa, Canada (to present paper)
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, San Antonio, TX, USA, 2002 (to present paper)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, USA 2002 (Invited Speaker)
  • General Assembly of the URSI, Lille, France 1996 (as Young Scientist Awardee)
  • 2010 IEEE Antennas and Propagations Symposium, Toronto, Canada
  • 2010 Syracuse University, NY, USA
  • 2010 URSI Commission B EMTS Conference, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 URSI General Assembly, Chicago, USA, (as Indian Representative to Commission ‘B’)
  • 2007 North American Radio Science Meeting, Ottawa.
  • 2006 European Conf. on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2006), Nice, France.
  • 2005 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, Washington DC, USA
  • 2004 Intl. Conference ANTEM 2004, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2002 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • 2002 University of Houston, USA (as Invited Speaker)
  • 1996 General Assembly of the URSI, Lille, France (as URSI Young Scientist awardee)