Brief (One Page) Profile of Prof. R.K.Sinha
R. K. Sinha received M. Sc. degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, in 1984, and Ph.D. degree in Fiber optics and Optical communication from the IIT, Delhi, India, in 1990. During 1989–1991, he was a Postdoctoral Research Student at Osaka University for Foreign Studies, Osaka, Japan, and Electronics Engineering Department, Kobe University, Japan. He has also held visiting scientist appointment at ICTP-Italy in 1991 and University of Campinass, Brazil in the year 1995. He had been an academic visitor to leading university of the world which includes, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Boston, Cambridge, Glasgow, Southampton, Bath, London, Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo, Hokkaido, Singapore, National Tsing Hua University, NTU Taiwan and EPFL Switzerland etc. for research collaboration, delivering seminar/invited lecture etc. He had held various research and academic positions at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore during 1991, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani during 1992-1994 and at REC (now NIT) Hamirpur during 1994-1998.
He is currently Director of CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) Chandigarh and a Professor, Head of Applied Physics Department, Chief Coordinator of the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)–Centre of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) in Fiber Optics and Optical Communication and Dean (Industrial Research & Development), Delhi Technological university (Formerly known as Delhi college of Engineering, University of Delhi), Delhi.
He is the author or co-author of more than 300 research publications in Journals and Conference Proceedings. He has supervised 16 Ph.D. thesis and over 21 R&D sponsored projects and mentored for 24 technologies transfer.
Prof. R. K. Sinha has been awarded several national and international awards and fellowships for his research work in the area of optics and photonics.