University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Fellow 2021 Engineering


Inaugural Lectures by Fellows/Associates

Engineering to Science & Science to Engineering A JOURNEY OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS

The speaker will describe his scientific ventures of the past 25 years, from the summer of 1996 when he was attending a conference at France, his interaction with Prof. Tatsuo Itoh and his introduction to antenna research. Active antenna was booming in the early 1990s and the available literature was primarily focusing on their applications or engineering developments. He will speak of an integrated antenna in L-band that he designed for a Canadian Government Laboratory. Subsequently, several lucrative proposals also poured in from the industries. He will describe how printed and dielectric resonator antennas operating over a wide range of frequencies and to be deployed on various working platforms were the primary challenges. Finding out their solutions led the speaker and group sometimes from Engineering to Science and vice versa. The journey that embodies several moments of success and failure will be addressed in this presentation.