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Physics educator

Bishnu P. Pal, Indian physics educator. Achievements include co-invention of fiber optic educational kit; extensive work in sponsored research for industries and government agencies. Recipient Fiber Optic Person of Year award Lucent Technology and Voice & Data Magazine; Alexander von Humboldt fellow Fraunhofer Institute, Freiburg, Germany, 1982-1983; visiting scholar Fulbright Foundation, Boulder, 1991-1992.

Background

Pal, Bishnu P. was born on December 3, 1948 in Shillong, India. Son of Hara Gobinda and Binapani (Gupta) Pal.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, Jadavpur University, 1968. Master of Science in Physics, Jadavpur University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1975.

Career

Senior science officer Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1977-1981, assistant professor, 1981-1990, professor, since 1990. Postdoctoral fellow Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, 1975-1977.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-invention of fiber optic educational kit. Extensive work in sponsored research for industries and government agencies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Fundamentals of Fiber Optics in Telecommunication and Sensor Systems, 1992. Member editorial advisory board International Journal Optoelectronics, 1988-1993. Guest editor International Journal Optoelectronics Special Topical Issue on Research on Optoelectronics in India, 1993, Proceedings Institution of Electrical Engineers (United Kingdom) Special Topical Issue on Guided Wave Optics on Silicon, 1996.

Membership

Fellow Institution Electronics and Telecomm. Engineers (life, invited spk. and technical session chair several international conferences in fiber optics and photonics, Gowri Memorial award 1991).

Connections

Married Subrata Gupta, August 1, 1976: 1 child, Parama.

father:
Hara Gobinda Pal

mother:
Binapani (Gupta) Pal

spouse:
Subrata Gupta

child:
Parama Pal