• Debatosh Guha is a Professor of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, India and Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellow of INAE-DST/SERB, Govt. of India. He is formerly HAL Chair Professor of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Head of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, and Director of the Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the University of Calcutta.
  • He received the B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in Radio Physics and Electronics and Ph. D. in microwave engineering from the University of Calcutta in 1987, 1989, and 1994 respectively. He joined the same university as an assistant professor in 1994. He had undertaken his post-doctoral research at the Canadian defense university- Royal Military College of Canada, Ontario. He has been connected to different Universities and research institutes across the globe as a regular visitor and collaborator.
  • 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 couple of books from IEEE Press/Wiley. He invented a new kind of base-station wireless antenna for a North American industry, which has been a commercial product (Z1900) since 2007.
  • Professor Guha is Fellow of IEEE, and also a Fellow of all four Indian National Academies for Science and Engineering, namely, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bangalore; the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Allahabad; and Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He is a recipient of some notable national and international awards from IETE (2016, New Delhi), IEEE (2012, Chicago), and URSI (1996, Lille, France).
  • He served the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology as a Vice-President and the Indian National Committee for URSI as Commission-B Chair. He served IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters as an Associate Editor during 2016-2022 and 2015-2019.
  • He has served IEEE Kolkata Section as the Chair (2013-2014) and IEEE AP-MTT Kolkata Chapter as the Founding Chair (2004/2010-2011). He conceptualized and initiated two IEEE sponsored flagship conferences in India, e.g., AEMC (Applied Electromagnetics Conference) in 2007 and IAW (Indian Antenna Week) in 2010. He eventually gave leadership to merger them to form InCAP (Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation) in 2018 and later on to transform it to a larger annual event MAPCon (Microwave, Antennas and Propagation Conference) in 2022.
  • His current research interests include defected ground structure (DGS) for advanced antenna design, dielectric resonator antennas with unconventional modes and feeding structures, metallodielectric hybrid antennas, cross-polarization issues of antenna and arrays, application of machine intelligence to antenna design, open resonance cavity antenna for advanced feed design.