Conference Speakers

Dr. Samrat Paul

Designation: Assistant Professor
Energy Engineering Department
Ph.D. (Energy), M. Tech. (Energy Technology), M. Sc. (Physics)

Dr. Paul has done his Ph.D. in Energy from Tezpur University in 2012. He received his M.Tech degree in Energy Engineering from Tezpur University in 2007. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy Engineering, School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong since June 18, 2012. He has been head of the department from October, 2012 till date. Before joining NEHU, he had been working as Assistant Professor in the Centre for Energy Engineering at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. His research areas include synthesis and application of nanomaterials, organic solar photovoltaic and catalytic bio-diesel storage in the Department of Energy Engineering in NEHU, Shillong.
Patent Granted
1. R B Srivastava, S K Samdarshi, Samrat Paul, “A process for preparing carbon nanotubes from non-biodegradable polypropylene and polytetratheplelet”. Patent Application No: 430/DEL/2011 of 21.02.2011, Granted on 02/08/2017, Patent No 285978
Patent Applied
1. Dr. S Paul, Dr. M G Choudhury, Mr. R Saha, “Chemical Cutting of a Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs)”. Applied to Department of Science and Technology (DST), TIFAC patent facilitating centre. (Ref no TI(32)/TIFA/2016)
2. Dr. S Paul, Dr. M G Choudhury, Mr. R Saha, “System and method for quantum efficiency/Incident photon to current efficiency measurement” Patent Application No: TEMP/E-1/21261/2020-KOL of 07.05.2020.
3. Dr. S Paul, Dr. M G Choudhury, Mr. R Saha, “Heterogenous nanocatalyst induced Biofuel” Patent Application No: TEMP/E-1/21256/2020-KOL of 07.05.2020
Awards, Prizes and Honours
1. Indian Science Congress Association – Young Scientist award in Engineering Science Section of 99th Congress, January 2012.
2. National Academy of Sciences, India – Swarna Jayanti Puruskar in Physical Sciences Section; 80th Annual session of National Academy of Sciences, India held at Jaipur National University, Jaipur 2010.
3. National Renewable Energy Fellowship – Senior Research Fellow (NRE-SRF) sponsored by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, govt. of India- 2010
4. Best Poster Presentation Award in Engineering Science Section of 96th conference of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), held at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong- January 2009

Dr. Ratan Mandal

Professor & Director, School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University, India.

Prof. (Dr.) Ratan Mandal received the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Power Plant Engineering (1999), M. Tech. degree in Energy Science and Technology (2005) and Ph.D. (Engg.) degree (2017) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has three years industrial experience in the field of thermal power plant and has been involving in photovoltaic research with Jadavpur University, since 2005, and made contribution in the field of solar photovoltaic application, fabrication and characterization of compound semiconducting materials for opto-electronics application, use of natural organic semiconducting material for device fabrication and its characterization for energy application.He is currently involved in advanced material research, natural organic semiconducting material research for high speed electronic device formation for opto-electronics as well as energy application. He has published about 43 research paper and book chapters in different reputed International Journals, International and National Conferences. Prof. Mandal has guided more than 40 M.Tech. thesis and has been guiding 6 PhD candidates. He is governing body member of WEBREDA since 2020. Also he is life member of the professional bodies like FOSET and IET. Prof. Mandal has delivered several invited lectures in International, National Conferences, Seminars, Faculty Development Program and Training program in the field of Energy, also organized several International, National Conferences, Seminars, Faculty Development Program and Training program. His areas of interest are in Renewable Energy, Power Engg, Energy Management, Energy Analysis, Solar Photovoltaic Application, Advanced Solar Photovoltaic Material, Natural organic semiconducting materials etc. Presently he is working as Professor and Director at School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University.


Associate Professor, School of Mines and Metallurgy, Kazi Nazrul University Head (Addl. Charge), Department of Computer Science.
Dr. Arindam BISWAS received M-Tech degree in Radio Physics and Electronics from University of Calcutta, India in 2010 and PhD from NIT Durgapur in 2013. He has worked as a Post- Doctoral Researcher at Pusan National University, South Korea with prestigious BK21PLUS Fellowship, Republic of Korea 2015, DST-JSPS Invitation Research Grant Award in 2020. He got Visiting Professor at Research Institute of Electronics, Shizouka University, Japan. He has been selected for IE(I) Young Engineer Award : 2019-20 from Institute of Engineers (I), India. Dr. Biswas has 12 years’ of experience in teaching research and administration. Presently Dr. Biswas is working as an Associate Professor in School of Mines and Metallurgy at Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, WB, India. He has 53 technical papers in different journals and 35 conference proceedings and 7 books, 06 Edited Volume and 06 book chapter with international repute. Dr. Biswas received research grant from Science and Engineering Research Board , Govt of India, under Early Career Research Scheme for research in Terahertz based GaN Source. He has also received Research Grant from Centre of Biomedical Engineering, Tokoyo Medical and Dental University in association with RIE, Shizouka University, Japan for study of biomedical THz Imaging based on WBG semiconductor IMPATT Source for two consecutive years 2019-20 and 2020-2021. Presently Dr. Biswas is serving as an Associate Editor of Cluster Computing, Springer (SCI Indexed). Dr. Biswas has produced 06 PhD students in different topics of applied optics and high frequency semiconductor device. He has organized and chaired difference International Conferences in India and abroad. His research interest is in carrier transport in low dimensional system and electronic device, non-linear optical communication, THz Semiconductor Source. Dr. Biswas acted as reviewer for reputed journals, member of the Institute of Engineers (India) and Regular Fellow of Optical Society of India (India).