International conference on Physics for sustainable development and Technology

( December 18 -19, 2019 )

Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Debnarayan Jana

Department of Physics

University of Calcutta


Dr. Debnarayan Jana completed the doctoral study from Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore in 1997 and in 2000, he joined the prestigious department of physics, University of Calcutta as a lecturer and subsequently promoted to Professor of Physics in 2012. He was a visiting fellow in CCMS (NTU, Taiwan) from 2003-04.

Dr. Debnarayan Jana worked as distinguished teacher as well as frontier researcher in both theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics. His zeal for science education and passion for physics teaching are noteworthy. As recognition, he was awarded Tarapada Maity Smriti Puroskar from SSTEA, an NGO from Purba Medinipur, West Bengal in 2014. He is also a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology since 2015. He was also awarded as Distinguished Scientist in Physics Award from Venus International Research Award (Chennai) in 2017. He had visited and delivered lectures in ICTP (Italy), ETH (Switzerland), CERN (Switzerland) and other prestigious universities /institutes in Europe. He is a life-member of Indian Physical Society. He has more than 130 papers in national and international peer reviewed journals and have been associated as reviewers of many reputed international journals.

His current research interest is focused in defect studies in ZnO, interface growth problem, non-linear conduction in disordered systems and density functional theory (DFT) studies in carbon nanotubes, graphene, T-graphene, silicene and germanene. Along with his distinguished collaborators, he had written four review articles and One of his works in ZnO published as an invited review in Prog. Mat Science in 2009 is highly acclaimed by the material science researchers. With his able guidance, 10 students have already obtained Ph.D. degree from University of Calcutta and about 8-10 students are working with him to finish their Ph.D. research work.


Prof. Dr. Mayeen Uddin Khandaker

University of Sunway


Professor Dr. Mayeen Uddin Khandaker obtained B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Physics from Chittagong University, Bangladesh, and secured First Class First position in both the examinations. During his PhD study in Korea, he determined the production parameters for medically and technologically important radionuclides using cyclotron at the Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences. Prof. Khandaker started his career as a lecturer of Physics in the International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Physics in the American International University-Bangladesh, an Associate Professor of Physics in the University of Malaya, Malaysia, and currently as a Professor of Biomedical Physics in Sunway University, Malaysia.

Prof. Khandaker is a promising researcher in radiation and nuclear physics. Throughout his research career, he worked in a number of research institutions such as International Atomic Energy Agency (Austria), Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (S. Korea), The Institute of Physical & Chemical Research (RIKEN, Japan), National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Japan), France Atomic Energy (CEA-Saclay, France) including as a research student in Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). He has already published 155 research papers (Thomson Reuters-Web of Science) including one in Nature relevant to

(1) Nuclear data for medical radionuclide productions,

(2) Assessment of radioactive and metals toxicity in food and environmental samples and development of polymer composite for their removal,

(3) Synthesis of Boron Nitride nano-structured materials for neutron sensing applications,

(4) Development of Silica based optical fiber thermoluminescence dosimeter,

(5) Development of lead free novel material for shielding of ionizing radiation,

(6) Development of functional materials via radiation treatment,

(7) Studies of neutronic properties of thorium fuel cycle for next generation nuclear reactor etc.

At present, Prof. Khandaker is supervising 4 PhD and 2 MSc students (8 PhD and 10 MSc students have already been awarded under his supervision) and handling several research projects including one Coordinated Research Project on theranostic radionuclide production assigned by IAEA. Currently, he is doing joint research together with a number of scientists and professors from Japan, IAEA, Kuwait, United Kingdom, India, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Bangladesh.


Prof. Khandaker is serving as an Associate Editor for the journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry (Elsevier) and Handling Editor for Physics Open (Elsevier). In addition to serve as an external and internal examiner of at least 10 PhD and 15 MSc thesis from home and abroad, he also evaluated many international research projects from Australian Research Council, Canberra, Australia; United Arab Emirates University, UAE; Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait; National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Kazakhstan. Due to his excellent service to scientific community, he has been awarded as one of the most valuable reviewer for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Elsevier.

As a senior resource person he is looking forward to play a key role in the development of  science and technology for the well being of mankind.


Dr. Ankur Goswami

Indian Institute of Technology



Ankur Goswami is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science  and Engineering at IIT Delhi, India. Before joining IIT Delhi, he was a postdoc fellow at Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He did his B. Tech in Ceramic Technology from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata in 2006, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore in 2013. Following to his Ph.D., he was Unilever postdoc fellow at Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE) at IISc, Bangalore. His current research interest includes fabrication of MEMS devices, novel energy harvesting devices,  electronic  and  optical  switch  using  smart  materials,  use  of  scanning  probe microscopy to investigate electronic properties of materials. He is author and co-author of more than 30 international peer reviewed journal paper, conference proceedings and book chapter which includes Nature nanotechnology, Physical Reviews etc. He is reviewer of several international reputed journals which includes Nature communications, Advanced Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry etc. He has advised four PhD students and several interns till date.