Das Amita

Amita Das
Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas,New Delhi-110016
amita[at]physics.iitd.ac.in

Research Interests

  1. Nonlinear and turbulent phenomena in laboratory, astrophysical and fusion plasmas
  2. Laser Plasma interaction: Applications - medical, security etc., fundamental issues - QED and radiation reaction effects in collective plasma environment
  3. Dusty plasmas as strongly coupled state of matter, interdisciplinary connections with condensed matter, visco-elastic fluid systems, behaviour of active matter

Academic Qualification

  • 1984–1986 M.Sc.,IIT Kanpur, India, Best outgoing 2 year M.Sc Physics student.
  • 1986–1990 Ph.D., IIT Kanpur, India.

Employment Details

  • 1990–1996 Fellow (Scientist D), Institute for Plasma Research, India.
  • 1996–2002 Associate Professor I, Institute for Plasma Research, India.
  • 2002–2008 Associate Professor II, Institute for Plasma Research, India.
  • 2008–2010 Professor G, Institute for Plasma Research, India.
  • 2010–2012 Professor H, Institute for Plasma Research, India
  • 2012–2018 Professor H+, Institute for Plasma Research, India
  • 2018-present Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • 1998–2000 Visiting Project Scientist, Fusion and Astrophysical group, UCSD, California , On sabbatical leave from IPR Oct 1998 – April 2000.

Awards and recognition

  • Best outgoing student of 2 year M.Sc Physics (1986) from IIT Kanpur
  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) 2011
  • Fellow of Gujarat Science Academy (GSA) 2011
  • Fellow of National Academy of Science India (NASI) 2015
  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, (INSA) 2019
  • Regular Associate member of ICTP 2006-2011
  • DAE Outstanding Research Investigator award for “ Study of Plasma Turbulence”
  • Women Excellence Award (Scientist and Innovator) Utkarsh Foundation India 2015.
  • Recepient of J. C. Bose fellowship, 2018
  • Recepient of Kaw Legacy Award in 2018, by Kaw trust

Research and Publications

  • 100+ research publications in International Peer review journals
  • 9 Ph.D Students have been supervised.