Prof. Biswajit Ghosh
The Neotia University
Prof. (Dr.) Biswajit Ghosh, Professor of Energy Engineering and Dean of Engineering Sciences. Professor Ghosh received his M.Sc. degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, PhD and D. Engg. / D.Sc. (Engineering) degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He is involved with photovoltaic research at Jadavpur University since 1978 and made pioneering contributions in the field of electrical contacting technologies to the opto-electronic materials & devices in general and thin film photovoltaic cells in particular. Using electro-chemical and defect induced contacting techniques he opened up new avenues of research. He also discovered of electro-kinetic effects from photovoltaic power plants which showed its potential applications for ‘Agrivoltaic’, the duel use of land for energy and food security.
Professor Ghosh involved with School of Energy Studies, the first interdisciplinary academic unit, at Jadavpur University since its inception period. His original scientific and outstanding technological works placed the School at the global academic forum.
Prof. Ghosh worked as the postdoctoral researcher at Stuttgart University, Germany, Fellow of European Commission and Visiting Reader at Northumbira University at Newcastle, Academic Visitor at Imperial College, London, Royal Society Overseas Scientist at University of Surrey, Guildford and Visiting Professor as well as Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK. Apart from fundamental studies Professor Ghosh is also involved in design, development, installation and monitoring of several MWp level grid connected photovoltaic power plants both in India and abroad. He also worked with United Nation Industrial Organization (UNIDO) as advisor in Energy & Climate Change. Government of West Bengal honored him with ‘Sikharatna’, the ‘Outstanding Teacher’ and National Institute of Technology, Agartola, honored him with D.Sc. for his outstanding contributions in Science, Engineering and Education.
Professor Ghosh published more than 100 research papers in reputed SCI Journals and Conference Proceedings, generated 12 patents, wrote two book and several book chapters. His research papers were cited in many publications.