BIOGRAPHY

Debatosh Guha is a Professor of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, India and formerly HAL Chair Professor of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur He is Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellow

 

He received the B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the University of Calcutta in 1987 and 1989, respectively and started his career as an Engineer in Webel Telecommunication Industries Limited. After graduating with a Ph.D. in microwave engineering from Calcutta University, he joined the same University as an Assistant Professor in 1994.   


He has researched in developing microstrip and dielectric resonator antenna technologies. Defected Ground Structure (DGS) -integrated antenna is one of his major areas of contribution. He has published over 200 papers in top Journals and Conferences along with a book on ‘Microstrip and Printed Antennas' from Wiley, UK, 2011. He developed wireless base-station antennas for a North American industry, which have been a commercial product (Z1900) since 2007.


Professor Guha is Fellow of IEEE , Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), The National Academy of Sciences, Indian (NASI), and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST). He is a recipient of some notable awards which include IETE Ram Lal Wadhwa Award (New Delhi 2016),  IEEE AP-S Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award (Chicago 2012); URSI Young Scientist Award (Lille, Franc1996).

 

He is now a Vice-President of West Bengal Academy of Science and and Technology and Commission-B Chair in the Indian National Committee for URSI.  He served IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters as an Associate Editor (2015-2019) and now he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on  Antennas and Propagation. He is a Section Editor of INAE Letters. He has served IEEE Kolkata Section as the Chair (2013-2014); IEEE AP-MTT Kolkata Chapter as the Founding Chair (2004) and Chair (2010-2011). He conceptualized and initiated two IEEE sponsored flagship conferences in India: IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference AEMC  (biennial) in 2007 and IEEE Indian Antenna Week IAW (annual) in 2010 and finally has given leadership to merge them to form  'Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation' since 2018.

His current research interests include Defected Ground Structure (DGS) for advanced antenna design, Dielectric Resonator Antennas with unconventional modes and feeding structures, improving cross-polarization issues of printend antenna and arrays,  theory and design of resonance gain antenna for pattern synthesis and advanced feed designs.