Dr. Anand Kumar Srivastava

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Email - aksrivastava@bitmesra.ac.in, anand_ipr@yahoo.co.in
Phone - 6377439408

Academic and Research Contribution

Educational Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. in Physics) from Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar.  (Thesis title: Experimental Studies on Atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma).
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Biomedical Engineering from Institute of technology, BHU, Varanasi (presently IIT, BHU), India 
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics from C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur, India
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry from C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur, India 
  • Intermediate (10+2) from U.P. Board, Allahabad, India 
  • High School (10th standard) from U.P. Board, Allahabad, India

Working Experience:

  1. 5 Years (2001-2006) Experimental Research experience in Plasma Physics and Technology at Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar, India. This includes:
  • Understanding of Basic principles of plasma physics.
  • Gas Discharge Physics and Technology.
  • Dielectric Barrier Discharges (DBD).
  • Production of volume and surface glow discharge at atmospheric pressure.
  • High pressure plasma characterization-Electrical and optical.
  • Handling of visible spectrometers with CCD camera.
  • Spectroscopic data acquisition and analysis.
  • Microwave reflection and transmission measurements.
  • Discharge instabilities and Pattern formation in DBD.
  • Exploring DBD plasmas for various industrial applications.

     2.  3.5 years (2006-2009) Industrial experience in Plasma display panel (PDP) research and development at Samtel Color Limited, Ghaziabad, India. This includes:

  • PDP cell structure and pixel design.
  • Theoretical and equivalent circuit analysis of PDP performance.
  • PDP gas discharge issues for luminous efficacy improvement.
  • Electrostatic 2D field plotting and analysis using E-STAT simulator.
  • Panel performance characterization.
  • PDP manufacturing cost reduction.
  1.  11 years (2009-Present) Teaching/Research experience at Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi,  Jaipur Campus (Rajasthan). This includes:
  • Engineering Physics, Electromagnetic Theory
  • Experimental Techniques in Physics
  • Plasma Physics

Research Interests:

  • Basic Plasma Physics experiments.
  • Atmospheric pressure glow discharge.
  • Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) and its industrial applications.
  • Efficiency improvement in plasma display devices (PDP) and UV discharge lamps.
  • Plasma diagnostics: Langmuir probe, Spectroscopy and microwave reflectometry.
  • Diffusion of High/Mid-Z impurity in tokamak.
  • Plasma-medicine and plasma biomedical applications.
  • Microwave-plasma interaction, plasma aerodynamics.

Highlights of Major Scientific Innovations:

  1. For the first time in India, we developed an atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma source using Dielectric barrier discharge technique. We have also shown use of simple Langmuir probes to characterize such plasmas.
  1. For the first time internationally, we observed and analyzed stripe-shaped plasma patterns as ionization waves in a planar DBD plasma at atmospheric pressure. 
  1. We designed innovative pixel structures (plasma micro-cells) for a Plasma Display Panel to enhance its VUV as well as luminous efficiency with reduced cost. These plasma cell designs are also applicable to plasma-based UV/VUV sources, lightening devices and biomedical plasma sources. We have filed 6 Indian patents for these innovations.
  1. We developed and tested a simple method of DBD plasmas to check defective pixels (plasma cells) in a large plasma display panel.
  1. Currently our research focus is to design and develop handheld/flexible atmospheric-pressure plasma sources for UV-based air/water purification, biomedical treatment and sterilization.  

Achievements/Awards:

  • Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award-2014  for academic excellence conferred by GSHEG, Delhi during a National Seminar on 10th Feb 2014.
  • ISCA Best Paper (Poster) Presentation Award in Physical Sciences during 101st Indian Science Congress, University of Jammu, 3-7 February 2014.
  • DST, Govt of India-International Travel support (ITS) for young scientists, received to attend 4th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-4) at Orleans, France, 17-21 June 2012.
  • PSSI-Best Paper (poster) Award-2010 in Plasma Physics during PSSI national symposium, PLASMA-2010, Guwahati.
  • CSIR-UGC (NET) JRF-June 2002, Examination (Physics) qualified.
  • JEST-2001 Examination (Physics) qualified.
  • BHU Medal for standing first at M.Tech. Examination in Biomedical Engineering 2001.
  • GATE-1999 Examination (Physics) qualified.
  • Government scholarships at college level.

Patents filed:

  1. The patent entitled “A plasma display panel and its manufacturing thereof” filed at Indian patent office, New Delhi on August 6, 2007 with application no. 1885/DEL/2007.
  1. The patent entitled “A plasma display panel and with reduced address voltage” filed at Indian patent office, New Delhi on October 25, 2007 with application no. 2341/DEL/2007.
  1. The patent entitled “A plasma display panel and enhanced luminance efficacy” filed at Indian patent office, New Delhi on October 19, 2007 with application no. 2188/DEL/2007.
  1. The patent entitled “A plasma display panel and its manufacturing thereof” filed at Indian patent office, New Delhi on March 10, 2008 with application no. 598/DEL/2008.
  1. The patent entitled “Plasma display panel and method for manufacturing the same” filed at Indian patent office, New Delhi on December 02, 2008 with application no. 2719/DEL/2008.
  1. The patent entitled “Plasma display apparatus and method for driving thereof” filed at Indian patent office, New Delhi on July 16, 2009 with application no. 1459/DEL/2009.

Workshops/Training/Refresher course completed:

  • Joint IAEA-ICTP School on Atomic Processes in Plasmas during 27 Feb – 3 March 2017 at ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
  • Science Academies 68th Refresher Course in Experimental Physics during 10-25 March (16 Days) at Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer.
  • DST-sponsored Faculty development Program on Entrepreneurship Development at BIT, Mesra, Jaipur Campus during 15-27 January 2013.
  • General Management Program (GMP) at Samtel Color Limited, Ghaziabad.
  • Presentation skills and Art of public speaking at Samtel Color Limited, Ghaziabad. 

TV Communications:

A TV talk with me as Physics Expert entitled “Physics Education and Career Possibilities” has been broadcasted by Prasar Bharti, Doordarshan Kendra, Jaipur on 22.03.2014 in the ‘Vigyan Jagat’ program.

Conferences Attended:

 

Title

Duration

Place

National / International

1

National symposium on plasma science and technology, PLASMA-2002, Coimbatore, India.

16-19 December 2002

Coimbatore, India

National

2

National symposium on plasma science and technology, PLASMA-2003, Ranchi, India.

8-11 December 2003

BIT, Ranchi, India

National

3

National symposium on plasma science and technology, PLASMA-2005, Cochin, India.

5-7 December 2005

Cochin, India

National

4

International conference on Frontiers of Plasma Physics and Technology, FPPT-2005, Goa, India

21-25 February 2005

Goa, India

International

5

IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS-2006, Michigan, USA

4-8 June 2006

Michigan, USA

International

6

National symposium on plasma science and technology, PLASMA-2010, Guwahati.

8-11 December 2010

Guwahati, India

National

7

National symposium on plasma science and technology, PLASMA-2011, BIT, Patna.

20-23 December 2011

Patna, India

National

8

4th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-4), Orleans, France

17-21 June 2012

Orleans, France

International

9

National conf. on Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications (VEDA-12), CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, 2012.

21-24 September 2012

CEERI, Pilani, India

National

10

National symposium on plasma science and technology, PLASMA-2012, Pondicherry

10-13 December 2012

Pondicherry, India

National

11

101st Indian Science Congress 2014 Jammu, India

3-7 February 2014

Jammu, India

National

12

102nd Indian Science Congress 2015 Mumbai, India

3-7 January 2015

Mumbai, India

National

13

8th National conference on thermophysical properties (NCTP-8), Jaipur

14-16 December 2015

MNIT, Jaipur

National

14

103rd Indian Science Congress, Mysore

3-7 January 2016

Mysore, India

National

15

International conference on plasma science, technology and application (ICPSTA-2016), Lucknow)

20-21 January 2016

Amity University, Lucknow

International

16

International Conference on Engineering Physics, Materials and Ultrasonics (ICEPMU), Gurgaon.

3-4 June 2016

NCU, Gurgaon

International

17

National Conference on Energy for sustainable development, Sagar.

23-24 March 2017

Sagar University

National

 

Invited talks/Oral Presentations:

  1. The contributory oral talk entitled “Atmospheric pressure glow discharge for microwave invisibility: Experimental steps towards realization” delivered at PSSI National symposium on Plasma Science, December 2005, Cochin India.
  1. Invited talk entitled “Aerodynamic applications of Atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma” delivered at Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on 8th December 2005.
  1. The Plasma Science Seminar entitled “Experimental study of atmospheric pressure glow discharge” presented at Plasma Science Laboratory, Department of Electrical and computer engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA on 29th May 2006.
  1. Invited talk entitled “Production and optimization of atmospheric pressure glow discharge for microwave attenuation” delivered at CZ Technologies, Lawrence, Kansas City, USA on 31st May 2006.
  1. Invited talk entitled “Studies of Dielectric controlled Atmospheric pressure glow discharge for drag reduction and microwave dissipation” delivered at Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa city, USA on 2nd June, 2006.
  1. The contributory oral talk entitled “Observation of structures and striations in atmospheric pressure helium surface glow discharge” delivered at IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS-2006, Traverse city, Michigan, USA during 04-08 June, 2006.
  1. Invited talk entitled “Microwave attenuation in uniform atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma” delivered at Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA on 9th June 2006.
  1. Invited talk entitled “Industrial applications of Dielectric Barrier Discharges” delivered at Department of Microwave and Laser engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA on 12th June 2006.
  1. Nominated for an ‘Invited talk’ entitled “Non-thermal atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasmas for prospective applications” at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala in PPOMP-2011 on 27th November 2011.
  1. The contributory oral talk entitled “Comparative Study of parallel-plate and planar-surface dielectric barrier glow discharge at atmospheric pressure” delivered at National Symposium on Plasma Science and Technology, PLASMA-2011, December 2011, BIT, Patna, India.
  1. The contributory oral talk entitled “Dielectric barrier discharge plasma sources for Industrial research and development” delivered at National Conference on Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications, VEDA-2012, 23rd September 2012, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India.
  1. The contributory oral talk entitled “Evaluation of dielectric barrier discharge plasma sources for industrial applications” delivered at 103rd Indian Science Congress, University of Mysore, India, 5 January 2016.
  1. Invited talk entitled “Patenting in plasma technology: example of plasma TV development in India” delivered at International conference on plasma science, technology and application (ICPSTA-2016), Amity University Lucknow, India, 21 January 2016.
  1. Invited talk entitled “Atmospheric Pressure Non-thermal Plasmas for Biomedical Applications” delivered at National conference on Energy for sustainable development, Sagar University, India, 24 March 2017.

 

Society Membership:

  • Life member of PSSI, Plasma Science Society of India.
  • Life member of Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies, Division of Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP), Japan.
  • Member of ISPM, International Society of Plasma Medicine, USA. 
  • Former student member (2006-2007) of IEEE society, USA.
  • Former student member (2006-2007) of IEEE communication society, USA.
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
  • Member of Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, New Delhi.

Journal Reviewer:

      Reviewed Papers for the following international journals,

  1.      Journal of Applied Physics
  2.      Applied Physics Letters
  3.      Plasma Sources Science and Technology
  4.      Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics