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Debabrata Goswami

  • PhD/Professor
  • Professor
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
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Research interests

Femtosecond Laser


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, Laser Technology and the Design Program. He is the recipient of several academic and research accolades, including the Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship (UK), the Swarnajayanti Fellowship and the Thathachary Science Award (India). He is a member of several academic and professional societies and councils. 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.

Co-authors (170)

  • Krishnandu Makhal
  • Rohit Goswami
  • Sunil Kumar

Publications (5)

  • Observing ground state vibrational coherence and excited state relaxation dynamics of a cyanine dye in pure solvents

    • Kumar Das D
    • Makhal K
    • Goswami D
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  • White light induced E/Z-photoisomerization of diphenylamine-tethered fluorescent stilbene derivatives: Synthesis, photophysical, and electrochemical investigation

    • Mishra S
    • Awasthi P
    • Singh J
    • et al.
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  • Assembly of bipolar microtubule structures by passive cross-linkers and molecular motors

    • Johann D
    • Goswami D
    • Kruse K
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  • Thermal-lens spectroscopy in binary liquids mixtures: Effect of isotope substitution

    • Kumar P
    • Bhattacharyya I
    • Goswami D
  • Fluorescence quenching of few aromatic amines by chlorinated methanes

    • Goswami D
    • Sarpal R
    • Dogra S


Reviews f Scientific Instruments

Editorial Board Member

2011 - 2014(3 years)

Professional experience


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)