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Souvik Ghosh wins Best Paper Award

PhD student in the Research Centre for Photonics & Instrumentation received a special honour at the Photonics 2016 conference in India.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Souvik Ghosh, a third-year Erasmus Mundus Areas+ Fellow and PhD candidate in the Research Centre for Photonics, has won the Best Paper Award (sponsored by science publisher Springer) at the Photonics 2016 conference in India, organised by the Optical Society of America and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K).

Souvik GhoshSouvik's PhD research is being supervised by Professor Aziz Rahman.

His oral presentation, Full Vectorial Finite Element Modelling: A Composite Plasmonic Horizontal Slot Waveguide as a Bio-Sensor, impressed the adjudicators in the Photonics Modelling and Quantum Optics category, out of more than 400 papers submitted.

Support and encouragement

Souvik is delighted to have won this Award:

"It was a great honour to be selected as having made the best oral presentation and receiving the award sponsored by Springer. It was a wonderful experience to be there for a couple of days and attend lectures delivered by the most senior and experienced professors and researchers in my field. I got to meet people from different universities and discuss their work. It was a great opportunity to disseminate our research and also learn a lot from others. I wholeheartedly thank my supervisor Professor Rahman who has always been a great support and encouragement to me."

Souvik received his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in Optics and Optoelectronics (First class, 1st Rank) from Calcutta University (CU), India in 2012 and 2014, respectively.  

His research interests include the application of two dimensional and three dimensional finite element method (FEM) in photonic devices, waveguides and resonators.

Currently, he is working on the development and application of finite element method for the simulation of complex plasmonic waveguides and resonators.


Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices and systems that source, detect and control light, usually considered a sub-field of photonics. In this context, light often includes invisible forms of radiation such as gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet and infrared, in addition to visible light.

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