Prof. Venugopal Rao Soma

Senior Member | Professor at Univ of Hyderabad
Soma, Venugopal Rao
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SPIE Membership: 17.4 years
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Area of Expertise: Ultrafast Optics, Nanophotonics, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Femtosecond laser-matter interaction
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He has obtained B.Sc. (MPC) from Osmania University in 1991, M.Sc. (Physics) from the University of Hyderabad in 1994 and Ph.D. (Physics) from the University of Hyderabad in 2000. He worked as a Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK during 2000-2003 and as Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore during 2003-2004. He worked as an Assistant Professor at IIT Guwahati during 2004-2007 and joined as a Reader at the University of Hyderabad in 2007. He later became an Associate Professor in 2010 and Professor in 2013.

Academic and Research Achievements: He has guided 11 Ph. D. students and 5 more are working in his group. He has published 1 book, 10 book chapters, and >350 papers in refereed journals and international conference proceedings, presented >150 papers presented in various international/national conferences. He has delivered >75 invited talks and 3 PLENARY talks. He has successfully established state-of-the-art ultrafast laser laboratories at ACRHEM, University of Hyderabad. His research interests include the detection of explosives using the techniques of SERS, LIBS, CARS etc. and ultrafast laser-matter interaction. Google Scholar: 7605 citations (MARCH 2022). h-index of 48; NINE (9) documents with >100 citations; FORTY FIVE (45) papers with >50 citations. He has served as technical/organizing committee member for various national/international conferences and chaired a few sessions in some of them. He has evaluated several theses from India and abroad.
Awards and Honors: Fellow of the RSC (UK); Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London, UK (2019); Chancellor’s award (2016) NASI-SCOPUS award (2012)
Serving as Associate Editor: Opto-Electronic Advances (CLP); RSC Advances (RSC); Frontiers (Optics and Photonics). Topical Editor: Optics Letters. Member of the Editorial board: Defence Science Jounal.

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