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Department of Physics, Tezpur University

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Nilakshi Das

Professor Nilakshi Das

Plasma Physics Research Group
Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur
Phone No. (03712) 275557
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Research Experience

  • Started research work at Centre of Plasma Physics as a project fellow in an ISRO sponsored project under the guideship of Dr. K.S. Goswami, on Dusty Plasma Physics in October, 1996.
  • Carried out research on Charging of dust grains, Transport processes in dusty plasma, Nonlinear waves and instabilities in dusty plasma.
  • Awarded DAAD fellowship in July 2000. Worked on nonlinear Plasma physics at Bayreuth University, Germany with Prof. Dr. H. Schamel.
  • Awarded Ph.D degree by Gauhati University for the thesis entitled “A dust particle behaviour in plasma environment” in June 2002
  • Awarded Post-Doctoral fellowship by University of Bayreuth, Germany to do research work on Nonlinear Plasma Dynamics in July 2004.
  • Present areas of interest: Dust crystal formation using Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Low frequency instabilities in plasma, Charging of dust grains, second harmonic generation, Weibel instability, ion acceleration etc.

Teaching Experiences

  • Joined as a lecturer of physics on September 23, 1998 in Tezpur University
  • Joined as Associate Professor in Department of Physics, Tezpur University in 2007
  • Joined as Professor in Department of Physics, Tezpur University in 2012.

Courses taught

  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Plasma and Astrophysics

Awards/Prizes won

  • Gold Medal for securing first rank in MSc in Physics in the year 1996
  • Qualified for National Eligibility Test organised by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grant Commission (UGC) in the year 1999.
  • DAAD short-term fellowship in the year 2000
  • Post-Doctoral Research fellowship in the year 2003 from University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Lectures delivered

  • Delivered an invited talk on “Strongly Correlated Complex dusty plasma” in Complex Dynamical Systems and Applications (CDSA 2017) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India during Dec 4-6, 2017.
  • Delivered lecture in CPP-IPR Colloquium on The effects of ion dynamics on strongly coupled dusty plasma on January 29, 2016 at CPP-IPR, Sonapur
  • Delivered invited talk on “Tunable interaction in complex plasma” in 30th National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology held in Kolkata from December 1 to 4, 2015.
  • Delivered talk on Strongly coupled complex plasma in presence of magnetic field in 2nd National Symposium on Nonlinear and Complex Phenomena held at IASST, Guwahati during March 26-28, 2015
  • Delivered talk on Role of magnetic field on dust crystal formation in 7th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas (ICPDP2014) during the period 3-7 March 2014 in New Delhi India
  • Delivered talk on Role of ion flow induced asymmetry on Coulomb crystal in presence of magnetic field in Jadavpur University on January, 2014
  • Delivered talk on Charging of dust in plasma in 9th Microseminar on Nonlinear Phenomena Organized by Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Assam on 23 March, 2012
  • Delivered lecture in Refresher course in physics held in D. R. College, Golaghat, Assam in 2004.