Tushar Kanti Bera, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alumni

Research Interest

Dr. Bera is currently working on the Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) for non-invasive health monitoring of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) laminates, and Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)-based CFRP characterization.

His major research interests include:
  • Nondestructive Testing (NDT): Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) for noninvasive health monitoring of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) laminations. Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) based CFRP material characterization, EIT based fabric pressure sensing, EIT based underground pipe leakage detection.
  • Biomedical Imaging: Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Multifrequency Electrical Impedance Tomography (mfEIT), Frequency Difference Electrical Impedance Tomography (fdEIT), Medical Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging, Computed Tomography and image reconstruction for noninvasive clinical diagnosis, Medical and biomedical image processing and analysisInverse Problems: Inverse Problems, Electromagnetic Inverse Problems, Inverse Problems for Biomedical Applications, Inverse Problems and Regularization Techniques 
  • Computed Tomography for Nondestructive Testing: Computed Tomography for nondestructive testing (NDT), Computed Tomography for nondestructive evaluation of damage or cracks in materials, Electrical resistivity imaging for nondestructive testing (NDT) in industrial applications.
  • Biomedical Signal Processing: Physiological and bioelectrical signals acquisition, processing and analysis, high speed data acquisition system using LabVIEW for biomedical applications, PC based medical and biomedical instrumentation for modern healthcare systems, Biomedical signal acquisition using RF transmission techniques, wireless health monitoring systems
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: Electrical Impedance Plethysmography, Electrical Impedance Cardiography, Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy, Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, Mathematical modeling of bioelectrical impedance, electrical impedance myography (EIM) for tissue characterization, Dielectrical phenomena in biological media, Electroporation.
  • Biosensors, Bioinstrumentation and Biomedical Instrumentation: Biosensors, Biomedical Electrodes, Biomedical Instrumentation, Medical Electronics.

Education

  • ​PhD, Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Biomedical Engineering - Electrical Impedance Tomography), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (Jan 2005 – June 2012)
  • MTech, Applied Physics (Electrical Engineering - Electrical Machines and Power System), University College of Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India (Jan 2002 - June 2003)
  • BE, Electrical Engineering, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India (Aug 1996 – July 2000

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia(Mar 2015 – Jan 2017)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medical Electronics, BMS College of Engineering (BMCE), Bangalore, India (June 2014 – Jan 2015) 
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (May 2014 – Jun 2014)
  • Visiting Lecturer/Instructor, Department of Computational Science & Engineering,Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2013 - Jun 2013)
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (Visiting Scientist), Department of Computational Science & Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2014 – Apr 2014)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computational Science & Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (Aug 2012 – Feb 2014)
  • PhD Research Scholar, Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Bangalore, India (Jan 2005 – Jul 2012)
  • Visiting Lecturer, College of Paramedical Science, Haldia, West Bengal, India (April 2004-Dec 2004)
  • Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, West Bengal, India (July 2003-Dec 2004)

Awards

  1. ​​Postdoctoral Research Travel Grant, Awarded for attending the ICEBI 2013 and EIT 2013 Conferences, Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany, Awarded by Department of Computational Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, Supported by: National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant, The Korea Government (MEST), South Korea, 2013.
  2. Postdoctoral Research Travel Grant, Awarded for short term postdoctoral visit to the University of Stuttgart, Germany, Awarded by Department of Computational Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, Supported by: National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant, The Korea Govt. (MEST), South Korea, 2013.
  3. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant, The Korea Govt. (MEST), South Korea, 2012-2014.
  4. Best Paper Award, ADCONS 2011, NITK, Surathkal, India.
  5. Best Oral Presentation Award, IEEE ICSMB 2010, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  6. Project Assistance Fellowship: Feb’2012-Jun’2011, CeNSE, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA.
  7. Project Assistance Fellowship: Jan’2011-Aug’2011, IAP, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA.
  8. IISc PhD Student Assistance Fellowship: Jan’2010-Dec’2010, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA
  9. IISc PhD Research Scholar Fellowship: Dec’2004-Dec’2009, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA.
  10. Session Co-Chair (Selected), Sensor Networks and Applications (Regular Session), IEEE CASE 2009, 22nd 25th Aug’2009, Bangalore, India.
  11. DST Student Travel Grant (STG) Award 2009, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of INDIA
  12. CSIR Foreign Travel Grant (FTG) Award 2009, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), INDIA
  13. IEEE Student Travel Grant (STG) Award 2009, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, IEEE USA.
  14. IIRC Korea Student Subsidy Award 2009, Impedance Imaging Research Center (IIRC), KOREA.
  15. IISc Student Travel Grant (STG) Award 2009, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA.
  16. S. J. Jindal Trust Student Scholarship: June’97-May2000, S. J. Jindal Trust, New Delhi, INDIA
  17. Vidyasagar Memorial Trust Merit Award 1994 (Vidyasagar Memorial Trust Medha Puraskar 1994), Vidyasagar Memorial Trust, Ghatal, W.B. INDIA.

Research Interests Keywords

Scientific visualization Sensors Spectroscopic and Microscopic imaging system Damage Characterization Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites Thin Film Electrodes