Professor Sukhdev Roy
Professor, Dayalbagh Educational Institute
Areas of Interest:
All aspects of Optics and Photonics that include Fiber and Integrated optics, Quantum and Nano-Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast optics, Bio-Photonics, Organic and Silicon Photonics, Optical Computing, Novel Photonic Materials, Computational Optogenetics, Bio-Inspired Engineering and Consciousness Studies, specifically for applications in Information Processing, Sensing and Energy Conversion.
Nano-Bio-Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Computing, Ultrafast Optics, and Fiber-optic Sensors.
Nano-Bio-Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Computing and Fiber-optic Sensors..
Sector Associated With:
Sectors Interested to Offer Service:
Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals
Major Professional Contributions:
Professor Sukhdev Roy has made outstanding outstanding experimental and theoretical contributions on ultrafast all-optical switching and computing with photosensitive proteins that include the first device applications with plant proteins, which open up the fascinating prospect of harnessing the photochromic and photoelectric properties of natural photoreceptors, for energy-efficient, ultrafast, low-cost systems for information processing, sensing and energy conversion.
His research work on their integration with ultrahigh-Q silica microresonators coupled to optical fibers, define a new paradigm in convergence of technologies, by integrating nano and biotechnologies to achieve ultrafast and ultrahigh bandwidth information processing. He has demonstrated all-optical femtosecond switching with rhodopsin proteins, cytochromes, graphene-oxide, Cu-phthalocyanines and four-port silicon microring resonators, and designed various Boolean as well as reversible and reconfigurable photonic computing circuits that include SLMs, logic gates (Fredkin, Toffoli, Feynman, Peres etc.), adders-subtractors, delays, Multiplexers-Demultiplexers, comparators, decoders, flip-flops, counters, Random Access Memories and Arithmetic Logic Units. He has also designed Fiber-optic sensors for monitoring water pollution and adulteration in edible oils and fuels.
Professor, Dept. of Physics and Computer Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (2012 to date).
Reader/Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Computer Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (2005-12).
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Physics and Computer Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (1993-2005).
Senior Research Assistant, Dept. of Physics, I.I.T. Delhi (1988-1989).
• Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, Canada, Apri,l 2016.
• Technische Physik, Department of Physics, University of Würzburg, Germany, June 21-30, 2014.
• The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, May 22-June 20, 2014.
• Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, USA, June: 2007, 2009 and May, 2010.
• Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, June: 2009, 2010.
• Dept. of Material Science, Queen Mary, University of London, UK, July, 2009.
• Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, City University, London, UK, March 2008.
• Dept. of Earth and Space Science, Osaka University, Japan, June-July, 2006.
• Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido Univ., Japan, Dec. 2004.
• Dept. of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, June: 2002-04.
• Dept. of Aerospace Engg., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, June 1999 and Dec.-Jan., 1998.
Nano-Bio-Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Computing and Fiber-optic Sensors..
Department of Physics and Computer Science
Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University)
Dayalbagh, Agra 282005 (U.P.)
Tel.: +91-562-2801545, 9997592600
- B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics, Delhi University, 1986
- M.Sc. Physics with specialization in Electronic Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), 1988
- Ph.D., Fiber and Integrated Optics, I.I.T. Delhi, 1993
Awards and Major Professional Recognitions
1. Research Associate, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
(2011-2016), for research in Nano-Bio-Photonics.
2. Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship, Hokkaido University, Sapporo,
Japan, Dec., 2004-05, for research on the project titled, “Optical Switching in Pharaonis
Phoborhodopsin and its Application to Optical Computing”.
1. Letter of Appreciation, by the Chairman, International Organizing Committee, CAETS-2015, for
giving an excellent lecture at its Convocation, Oct. 13-14, 2015.
2. IETE-Conf. on Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies (CEOT) Biennial Award, 2012.
3. Rashtriya Gaurav Award, India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, Jan. 7, 2010.
4. IETE – 1st Biman Behari Sen Memorial Award 2007.
5. Hari Om Ashram Prerit H.C. Shah Research Endowment Prize-2005-06 in Physics, by Sardar Patel
University, Gujarat, for outstanding Research Publications during 2001-2005, with a Gold Medal
and a Cash Prize.
6. AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers, 2001, for research on research on, “Design of Protein
Based Molecular Photonic Computing Devices”.
7. Outstanding Participant and Best Presentation at the 27th Orientation Course on Natural Sciences,
Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Nov.24-Dec.19, 1997.
8. Best All-Rounder Prize, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra, India, 1987.
Best Paper/Presentation Awards:
9. Best Paper Award with a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, IEEE Workshop on Advances in Photonics, IIT
Delhi, Dec. 17-18, 2013, on the paper, “All-optical ultrafast reconfigurable logic unit with silicon
10. Systems Society of India Best Paper Presentation Award in the session on Computer and
Communication Systems, at the 32nd National Systems Conference, IIT Roorkee, Dec. 17-19, 2008,
on the paper, ““Digital Optical Bio-Molecular Computing with Chlorophyll-A Molecules”.
11. IEEE-OSA Best Paper Award at the 9th International Conf. on Fiber Optics and Photonics, I.I.T.
Delhi, Dec. 14-17, 2008, for the co-authored paper, “All-optical Computing with Bacteriorhodopsin
12. ISCA Best Paper Presentation Award in Physical Sciences with a Cash Prize of Rs. 1,000/-, at the
88th Indian Science Congress, IARI, Delhi, Jan. 3-7, 2001, for the paper entitled, “All-optical
Switching in Rhodopsin Protein Molecules”.
13. ISCA Best Paper Presentation Award in Physics with a Cash Prize of Rs. 1,000/-, at the 87th Indian
Science Congress, Pune University, Jan. 3-7, 2000, for the paper entitled, “Generalized Model for the
Analysis of All-optical Light Modulation in Bacteriorhodopsin Protein Molecules”.
14. Best Paper Presentation Award, at the XVII National Systems Conference organized by the
Systems Society of India, at D.E.I., Dayalbagh, January 14-16, 1995, for the paper, “Loss
Considerations in the Design of an Integrated Optic Polarization Switch for Optical Communication
15. DST-SERC Visiting Research Fellowship, Dept. of Aerospace Engg., Indian Institute of Science,
16. CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, 1991-92.
17. Junior Research Fellowship (GATE Scholarship) by I.I.T. Delhi, India, 1989-91.
1. Elected Fellow, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India, 2013.
2. Senior Member, IEEE (USA), 2013.
3. Elected Fellow, Optical Society of India, 1995.
1. Chair, 9th National Students’ Systems Conference – PARITANTRA-2015, Nov. 11, 2015.
2. Panelist, Special Forum on Consciousness, Decoherence and Measurement Problem in Quantum Theory, at the International School on Quantum and Nano Computing Systems and Applications, DEI, Agra, Nov. 30, 2014.
3. Co-Chair, 8th National Students’ Systems Conf. – PARITANTRA-2014, Oct. 23, 2014.
4. Session Chair and Panelist in East-West Forum on 12th Biennial International Conference on Toward a Science of Consciousness, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, April 21-16, 2014.
5. Co-Chair, IEEE Workshop on Advances in Photonics (WRAP-2013), IIT Delhi, Dec. 17-18, 2013.
6. Panelist, Special Forum on Quantum Theory and Science of Consciousness at the International School on Quantum and Nano Computing Systems and Applications, DEI, Agra, Nov. 27-Dec.1, 2013.
7. Co-Chair, 7th National Students’ Systems Conf. – PARITANTRA-2013, Sept. 14, 2013.
8. Session Chair and Panelist in East-West Forum at 10th Biennial International Conference on Toward a Science of Consciousness, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, April 9-14, 2012.
9. Chaired the Session on Nano Photonics, at the International Conference on Nanotechnology, Optoelectronics and PhotonicsTechnologies (NOPT-2010), Singapore, Feb. 26-28, 2010.
10. Chaired the Session on Nano-Photonics, at the International School on Quantum and Nano Computing Systems and Applications, DEI, Agra, Dec. 2-5, 2010.
11. Co-Chaired the Session on Biophotonics, at the 11th Intl. Conf. on Fiber Optics and Photonics (PHOTONICS-2012), organized by IIT Madras, Dec. 9-12, 2012.
12. Co-Chair, 7th Natl. Students’ Systems Conf. – PARITANTRA-2012, Sept. 22, 2012.
13. Co-Chaired the Session on Optical Fiber and Waveguides Devices, at the 10th Intl. Conf. on Fiber Optics and Photonics (PHOTONICS-2010), organized by IIT Guwahati, Dec. 12-16, 2010.
14. Co-Chaired a session on Biophotonics, at the 9th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics-PHOTONICS-2008, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, Dec. 14-17, 2008.
15. Co-Chaired a session on Communication Systems, at the National Seminar on Applied Systems Engineering and Soft Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra, March 4 and 5, 2000.
1. “Nano-Bio-Photonics : Integrating Technologies to Meet Present Challenges in Energy, Mobility and Healthcare”, Convocation of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences Inc. (CAETS), New Delhi, Oct. 14, 2015.
2. “Nano-Bio-Photonics: Integrating Technologies to meet Present Challenges”, at the International Conference on Nanotechnology, Optoelectronics and PhotonicsTechnologies (NOPT-2010), Singapore, Feb. 26-28, 2010.
1. “Ultrafast Optical Switching and Computing with Organic Molecules, Silicon Microring Resonators and Optogenetic Neurons”, Indo-Canadian Research Colloquium, University of Waterloo, April 21, 2016.
2. “Ultrafast All-Optical Switching and Computing with Natural Photoreceptors and Protein-Coated Microresonators”, Biophysical Society Networking Event, Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, June 12, 2015.
3. “An Overview of DEI Research in Physics/Material Science”, DEI-CAU Education and Research Dialogue, Indo-German Colloquium, Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany, June 1-4, 2015.
4. “All-optical Information Processing with Photochromic Proteins”, IEEE Photonics Society Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, June 8, 2010.
5. “All-Optical Biomolecular Computing with Photochromic Proteins”, IEEE Photonics Society and Optical Society of America, Singapore Seminar at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Feb. 23, 2010.
6. “All-optical Switching in Bacteriorhodopsin based on Excited-state Absorption”, at the Special Invited Session on “Control of Light with Bacteriorhodopsin”, at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, New Orleans, USA, March 10-14, 2008.
7. “All-optical Switching with Natural Photoreceptors”, IEEE Seminar on Advances in Biophotonics, City University London, March 19, 2008.
8. “All-optical Switching in Rhodopsin Proteins”, 3rd International Nanophotonics Symposium on Nano-Biophotonics: Science and Technology, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan, July 6-8, 2006.
Institute Seminar Series
9. “Ultrafast All-Optical Switching and Computing with Organic Molecules and Silicon Microring Resonators”, Institut D’Electronique Fondamentale, University of Paris-Sud/CNRS, Orsay Cedex, France, June 17, 2015.
10. Max Planck Institute for Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany, June 15, 2015.
11. Institute of Optical and Electronic Materials, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) Hamburg, Germany, June 4, 2015.
12. Institute for Physical Chemistry, Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany, June 1, 2015.
13. The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, June 5, 2014.
14. Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 27, 2010.
15. Opto-electronics Research Centre, Southampton University, U.K, July 3, 2007.
16. Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, June 14, 2007.
17. Sarnoff Research Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, June 22, 2007.
18. Technische Physik, Department of Physics, University of Würzburg, Germany, June 26, 2014.
19. Dept. of Physics and Nano-Bio-Interface Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA, May 2, 2014.
20. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, USA, April 30, 2014.
21. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, April 28, 2014.
22. College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, April 4, 2012.
23. School of Commun. & Information Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, May 9, 2011.
24. Research Laboratory in Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 26, 2010.
25. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center, Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Feb. 22, 2010.
26. Centre for Opto-electronics and Photonics, University of Paderborn, Germany, June 26, 2009.
27. Dept. of Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Regensburg, Germany, June 24, 2009.
28. Dept. of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary, University of London, UK, June 18, 2009.
29. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, June 2, 2009.
30. Dept. of Material Science and Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, May 28, 2009.
31. Dept. of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, March 4, 2008.
32. Centre of Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Miami, Florida, USA, March 7, 2008.
33. Information Sciences & Systems Seminar (ISS), Dept. of Elect. Engg., Princeton University, NJ, USA, June 21, 2007.
34. Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, June 27, 2007
35. Joint Dept. of Physics, Biophysics & Biomedical Engg. Seminar, New Jersey Institute of Tech., USA, June 20, 2007
36. Science and Engineering of Natural Systems (SENSe) Seminar, Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Southampton University, U.K, July 3, 2007.
37. Dept. of Earth and Space Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan, July 3, 2006.
38. Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan, Dec. 21, 2004.
39. Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Dec. 22, 2004.
1. 3rd International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM-2015), Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Farah (Mathura), Dec.13, 2015.
2. International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, IIT Kharagpur, Dec. 13-16, 2014.
3. International Conference on Optics and Opto-electronics (ICOL-2014), IRDE Dehradun, March 5-8, 2014.
4. IEEE Workshop on Advances in Photonics, IIT Delhi, Dec. 17-18, 2013.
5. INAE Annual Convention, SAO University, Bhubaneswar, Dec. 13, 2013.
6. XXXVI OSI Symposium on Frontiers in Optics and Photonics (FOP11), IIT Delhi, Dec. 5, 2011.
7. International School on Quantum and Nano Computing Systems and Applns. (QANSAS-2011), DEI, Dec. 1-4, 2011.
8. Natl. Conf. on Recent Advances in Physics & Tech., Agra College, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Univ., Agra, March 26, 27, 2011.
9. 10th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, IIT Guwahati, Dec. 11-15, 2010.
10. 12th International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology (ISMOT-2009), New Delhi, Dec. 16-19, 2009.
11. International School on Quantum and Nano Computing Systems and Applns. (QANSAS-2009), DEI, Dec. 15-18, 2009.
12. Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (DRDO), Agra, Jan. 12, 2009.
13. UK-India Educational Research Initiative (UKIERI) Workshop on Microstructured Optical Fibers, at the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, from Jan. 5-7, 2008.
14. Indo-Canadian-American Quantum and Nano Computing Conclave, DEI, Agra, Dec. 22, 2007.
15. Workshop on Physics and Technology of All-optical Communication Components and Devices, Dept. of Physics and Meteorology, I.I.T. Kharagpur, Oct. 11-16, 2007.
16. DST Brainstorming Session on Bacteriorhodopsin, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Sept. 21, 2007.
17. 4th National Laser Symposium, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, January 12, 2005.
18. National Workshop on Polymeric Sensors, Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Mathura, July 28, 2005.
19. Seminar on Einstein’s Legacy: From Photon to Photonics”, D.E.I., Agra, March 28-19, 2005.
20. Refresher Course in Physics, A.S.C., J.N.U., New Delhi, Feb. 17, 2004.
21. INAE Conf. on Nanotech., CSIO, Chandigarh, Dec. 22, 2003.
22. Indo-Japan Workshop on New Advanced Materials in Molecular Electronics, at N.P.L., New Delhi, Dec. 11, 2001.
23. CEP Course on Fiber Optic Smart Sensors, at Institute of Armament Technology, DRDO, Pune, Aug. 8, 2001.
24. CEP Course on Fiber Optic Sensors & Applications, at Institute of Armament Technology, DRDO, Pune, Aug. 6, 1998.
25. 27th Orientation Course on Natural Sci., at Acad. Staff College, J.N.U., New Delhi, Dec. 18, 1997.
26. Dept. of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute for Fundamental Reseach, Mumbai, June 7, 2002.
27. Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, July 17, 2001.
28. Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, June 17, 1999.
Member of Review Boards of 21 journals.
INAE Section Affiliated VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013
Year of Birth: 1966