Home / People / Faculty Directory / Amitabha Bhattacharya

Amitabha Bhattacharya


Amitabha Bhattacharya was born in Kolkata, West Bengal in the year 1964. He received his B.Tech. (E&ECE) Degree from IIT Kharagpur in 1986, M.E. (E&TCE) from Jadavpur University in 1994 and Ph.D. (E. & ECE) from IIT Kharagpur in 1998. He is a fellow of Summa Foundation, USA and a senior member of IEEE, USA.

Research Statement

Dr. Bhattacharya‘s research interest is in the areas of Microwave Imaging, Microwave Propagation, High Power Microwaves, and Microwave Stealth Technology. He has published more than 100 international research publications, two technical reports for Indian Defense, written a Tata McGraw Hill published a textbook on “Digital Communication” and co-authored a book chapter on “Modal Analysis of Reflector backed Hybrid Printed dipole antenna”. He has also developed 4 NPTEL online courses on microwave Technology. He has been Principal Investigator of 17 completed and 2 ongoing research projects and consultancies sponsored by agencies like DRDO, ISRO, Indian Army, BARC, MHRD, Wipro, etc., has conducted 18 short term courses especially training scientists from HAL, ISRO, DRDO, Indian tri-services, etc. in the areas of Electromagnetic Environments and Microwave Technologies. Dr. Bhattacharya has supervised six Ph.D. thesis and thirty-seven postgraduate theses. Presently he is supervising seven research students.


  • 1 RF & Microwave Communication
  • 2 Microwave Imaging
  • 3 Microwave Stealth
  • 4 Ground Penetrating Radar
  • 5 Microwave Propagation
  • 6 High Power Microwaves


  • Erramshetty M., Bhattacharya A., Shape Reconstruction of Dielectric and Conducting Objects using Linear Sampling Method and Limitations, URSI Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference, 2019
  • K. A. K., Bhattacharya A., A Novel Compact Superwideband Bowtie Antenna for 420 MHz to 5.5 GHz Operation, IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, 66, 3830-3836, 2018
  • Singh A. K., Burada P. S., Bhattacharyya S. , Nag S. , Bhattacharya A. , Dasgupta S. , Roy A., Microwave-radiation-induced molecular structural rearrangement of hen egg-white lysozyme, Physical Review E, 97, 52416-52426, 2018
  • Allampalli A., Bhattacharya A., High Power Millimeter Wave Pulse Measurement Using Cross-waveguide Resistive Sensor, Asian Electromagnetic (ASIAEM), 2017
  • S., S. , Bhattacharya A, A modified plane wave model for fast and accurate characterisation of layered media, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 65, 3492-3502, 2017
  • K., Bhattacharya A, Improving the GPR detectibility using a novel loop bowtie antenna, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, 9-16, 2017
  • Chatterjee S., Bhattacharya A., Earth Simulation for Time Domain GPR Application using gprMAX Simulator, IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, 2016
  • Maity S., Patra S. K., Bhattacharya A., Improving GPR signal modeling for efficient characterization of multi-layered media, 16th International Conference on GPR, 2016
  • Allampalli A., Bhattacharya A., Resistive Sensor for High Power Microwave Pulse Measurement, International Conference on EMI/EMC (INCEMIC 2016), 2016
  • K.K.Ajith and A. Bhattacharya, Printed Compact Lens Antenna for UHF Band Applications, Progress in Electromagnetic Research C, 62, 11-22, 2016
  • E. Mallikarjun and A. Bhattacharya, Shape Reconstruction of Mixed Boundary Objects by Linear Sampling Method, IEEE Trans. on Antenna Propagation, 63, 3077-3086, 2015
  • D. Singh, N. Mohan, D. C. Pande and A. Bhattacharya, A Hybrid E-pulse Method for Discrimination of Conducting Scatterers in Resonance Region, IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, 62, 4421-4425, 2014
  • A. Kamal, A. Bhattacharya, M. Tamrakar and C. Roy, Low-Ringing and Reduced-Cost Step Recovery Diode Based UWB Pulse Generators for GPR Applications, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 56, 2289-2294, 2014
  • Sanjay Soni and A. Bhattacharya, An Analytical Characterization of Transmission through a Building for Deterministic Propagation Modeling, Microwave and Optical Technology Letter, 53, 1875-1879, 2011
  • A. Bhattacharya, and A. Chakraborty, Modeling a RF switch by multiple diaphragms in rectangular waveguide, IETE Journal of Research, 51, 433 - 439, 2006
  • A. Bhattacharya, Digital Communication, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Series, 2005
  • A. Bhattacharya, S. Gupta, K.S.R.Rao and A. Chakraborty, A simple method for measuring the dielectric constant of solids, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 49, 2000
  • A. Bhattacharya, S. Gupta and A. Chakraborty, Analysis of rectangular waveguide and thick windows as EMI Sensor, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, 22, 231-258, 1999
  • S. Gupta, A. Bhattacharya and A. Chakraborty, Analysis of an open-ended waveguide radiator with Dielectric plug, IEE Proceedings on Microwave, Antenna and Propagation, 144, 126-130, 1997


  • Ka Band Propagation Experiments over Indian tropical Region for Improvement of Ka Band Satellite Communication, Client: ISRO, IIT Kharagpur Cell, P.I.: A. Bhattacharya, Co-P.I.: Prof. K. Bandopadhyay, Completed
  • DEVELOPMENT OF EARTH SIMULATION FOR TIME DOMAIN GPR APPLICATIONS (EDG), Client: SAC, Ahmedabad, P.I.: Amitabha Bhattacharya, Completed
  • DEVELOPMENT OF FAR FIELD HPM POWER SENSOR (FHP), Client: BRNS, BARC, P.I.: Amitabha Bhattacharya, Completed
  • Development of a Real-time Remote-access Blast Vibration Monitoring cum Danger Warning System and Selection of Structure Specific Damage Criteria (UAY_II_IITKGP_006), Client: Uttam Blastech Pvt. Ltd., Co-P.I.: Amitabha Bhattacharya, Completed
  • Reconfigurable Antennas with Frequency, Polarization, and Radiation Pattern Agility for Wireless Communication Systems, Client: Department of Science and Technology (DST), P.I.: Amitabha Bhattacharya, Completed

Research Group

Card image
Ananya Dey
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Engineered Electromagnetic Material
Card image
Elango S
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Time Domain Electromagnetics
Card image
Saikat Das
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Satellite navigation
Card image
Sathe Prajakta Dasharath
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Radar Target Identification
Card image
Shuvodip Majumdar
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Electromagnetic Interference in Wireless System
Card image
Soumyakanti Maiti
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Microwave Imaging
Card image
Warhekar Pooja Prakash
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Radar Absorbing Material