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Debabrata Goswami

  • PhD/Professor
  • Prof. S. Sampath Institute Chair Professor
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
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Prof. Debabrata Goswami is an ultrafast laser jokey who pioneered the use of control ideas with femtosecond pulse shaping in spatiotemporal control, quantum computing, microscopy, etc. After receiving undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur, Dr. Goswami went to US with multiple scholarships to receive his PhD from Princeton University and completed his one year postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University in 1995. After several research jobs in US, he returned to India in 1998 as a Faculty in TIFR (Mumbai). He moved to IIT Kanpur in 2004, where he continues as the Professor of Chemistry, Center of Lasers & Photonics, the Design Program & the Center for Cognitive Science. He is the recipient of several academic and research accolades, including the Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship (UK), the Swarnajayanti Fellowship, the Thathachary Science Award (India), and the Galileo Galilei Medal of the International Commission of Optics. He is a member of several academic and professional societies and councils. He is a Fellow of the OSA, SPIE, IOP and the RSC. He has published well over hundred research articles, several book chapters, edited conference proceedings and books. He is on the Editorial Board of several journals and is the Editor-in-charge of Journal of Spectroscopy and Dynamics. His popularizes Science Education and is a popular K12 teacher on Indian television. He is a faculty of the Fab-academy, which champions the worldwide spread of hands-on Fab-lab education.


PeerJ Physical Chemistry


2019 - Present


Academic Editor

2019 - Present

Recent publications

  • Elucidating optical field directed hierarchical self-assembly of homogenous versus heterogeneous nanoclusters with femtosecond optical tweezers

    • Mondal D
    • Bandyopadhyay S
    • Goswami D
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  • Unraveling the Molecular Dependence of Femtosecond Laser-induced Thermal Lens Spectroscopy in Fluids

    • Singhal S
    • Goswami D
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Professional experience

Prof. S. Sampath Institute Chair Professor

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

August 2018 - Present

Professor Higher Adminstrative Grade

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

July 2017 - Present


Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

March 2010 - Present

Associate Professor


July 2003 - March 2010(7 years)


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

October 1998 - July 2003(5 years)

Director of Ultrafast Labs

Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

March 1997 - October 1998(2 years)


Post-Doctural Research Scientist

Brookhaven National Laboratory

December 1995 - March 1997(a year)

Post-Doctural Fellow

Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

December 1994 - December 1995(a year)


Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

September 1988 - December 1994(6 years)

MSc. Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

July 1986 - May 1988(2 years)

BSc. (Hons.)

Jadavpur University Department of Chemistry

August 1982 - January 1986(3 years)