Before joining MEC Bishnu P. Pal was a Professor of Physics for over 24 years since 1990 at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, during which he served as the Chairperson of the Physics Department (September 2008-December 2011) and Head of the Computer Services Center (September 2003-August 2006). He had been teaching at IIT Delhi since 1979 and was deeply involved in introducing and developing the interdisciplinary M. Tech. program on Optoelectronics and Optical Communication in 1980 at IIT Delhi. This is one of the most popular IDP programs at IIT Delhi.
He has edited several books published by Elsevier/Academic Press, John Wiley, Intech, Viva publishers. He has also contributed over 15 chapters - all by invitation in several books. Prof Pal has extensively contributed to sponsored research and industrial consultancy and especially several international collaborative research projects that involved France, UK, USA, and Russia.
His current areas of research is Guided Wave Optics and Optical Communication that broadly covers application-specific specialty optical fibers like dispersion management, large mode area fibers and fibers for DWDM transmission, All-fiber components and devices as branching components for optical communication networks, Designs of new generation microstructured optical fibers for supercontinuum light, dispersion compensation, metro optical networks, and mid-infrared photonics, optical fiber sensors, guided wave components based on silicon photonics, and Anderson type localization of light in a disordered optical waveguide lattice.
Professor Pal has worked as a guest scientist at ELAB at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) at Trondheim in Norway as Royal Norwegian CSIR (NTNF) Fellow in mid-1970s and later as NTNF Visiting Professor in late 1980s, CNRS laboratory LPMC at University of Nice in France as Senior Foreign Scientist of CNRS for various periods, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Boulder Colorado in USA as a Fulbright Scholar, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh in UK as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar in Photonics, City U Hong Kong and University of Malay at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia as Visiting Professor, and at Institute fur Physikalische Messtechnik (IPM) at Freiburg in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He has been a founding member of Int. J. Optoelectron. (Taylor & Francis) and is currently a Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the journals: J. Opt. Comm. (Germany), J. Elect. Engg. & Tech. (Korea), Optoelectron. Letts. (China), J. Korean Opt. Soc. (Korea), Photonic Sensors (Springer), J of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Taylor &Francis), and Kiran of the Indian Laser Society.
He has published and reported over 200 research papers and research reviews in peer reviewed international journals and conferences and has co-authored one each Indian and US patent. Prof. Pal is a Fellow of OSA The Optical Society (USA), SPIE The International Society for Optics and Photonics (USA), Optical Society of India (OSI) and IETE (India), Honorary Foreign Member of the Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS, Norway), and Senior Member of IEEE (USA). He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Photonics Society (formerly LEOS) USA for 2005-2007 during which he had extensively travelled and lectured around the world on his research, recipient of the Homi Bhabha Award of UGC (India) for excellence in Applied Sciences for 2006, OSI (India) Life Time Achievement award (2010), Prof Y. T Thathachari Prestigious Research Award in Physical Science of Bhramara Trust Mysore for 2010, CEOT 2010 award of IETE (India) for contributions to Optoelectronic Devices in the broadest sense, Om Prakash Bhasin National award for Electronics and Information Technology 2013, Khosla National Research of IIT Roorkee for Lifetime achievements, and most recently the prestigious Esther Hoffman Beller Medal for 2016 of OSA The Optical Society (USA), and he was a co-recipient of the First Fiber Optic Person of the Year award in 1997 instituted by Lucent Technology and Voice & Data Magazine in India.
Prof. Pal was a Member of the Board of Directors (2009-2011) of OSA The Optical Society (USA), its International Council (2007-2009), and Long Term Planning Group for publications (2011-2014).
He was President of the Optical Society of India (2012–2015), Associate Vice President of IEEE Photonics Society’s Membership Council (2011-2015) and member of the International Jury for the Galileo Galilei Prize of the International Commission of Optics (2010-2014).
Contact: bishnu.pal[at]mechyd.ac.in 040-67135103
Prof Pal's research involved analysis, innovative design and realization of a diverse spectrum of application-specific specialty optical fibers and fiber amplifiers, technology development of all-fiber branching components for optical networks having potential applications in optical telecommunication, fiber optic sensors, and more recently on mid-IR photonics and THz photonics, and Anderson localization of light in disordered optical waveguides.
Total Research journal publications: Over 120 Journal Publications
Journal Publications since 2005:
International conference presentations since 2005:
International conferences / workshops:
Over 50;Listed below are those since 2014: