Prof. Venugopal Rao Soma
Professor at Univ of Hyderabad
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Area of Expertise:
Ultrafast Optics , Nanophotonics , Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy , Nonlinear Optics , Ultrafast Spectroscopy , Femtosecond laser-matter interaction
Profile Summary

He has obtained B.Sc. (MPC) from Osmania University in 1991, M.Sc. (Physics) from the University of Hyderabad in 1994 and Ph.D. (Physics) from the University of Hyderabad in 2000. He worked as a Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK during 2000-2003 and as Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore during 2003-2004. He worked as an Assistant Professor at IIT Guwahati during 2004-2007 and joined as a Reader at the University of Hyderabad in 2007. He later became an Associate Professor in 2010 and Professor in 2013.

Academic and Research Achievements: He has guided 11 Ph. D. students and 5 more are working in his group. He has published 1 book, 10 book chapters, and >325 papers in refereed journals and international conference proceedings, presented >150 papers presented in various international/national conferences. He has delivered >65 invited talks and 2 PLENARY talks. He has successfully established state-of-the-art ultrafast laser laboratories at ACRHEM, University of Hyderabad. His research interests include the detection of explosives using the techniques of SERS, LIBS, CARS etc. and ultrafast laser-matter interaction. Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=drr_va8AAAAJ&hl=en 5528 citations (MAY 2020). h-index of 44; NINE (9) documents with >100 citations; FORTY (40) papers with >50 citations. He has served as technical/organizing committee member for various national/international conferences and chaired a few sessions in some of them. He has evaluated several theses from India and abroad.
Awards and Honors: Fellow of the RSC (UK); Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London, UK (2019); Chancellor’s award (2016) NASI-SCOPUS award (2012)
Serving as Associate Editor: Opto-Electronic Advances (CLP); RSC Advances (RSC); Frontiers (Optics and Photonics). Topical Editor: Optics Letters. Member of the Editorial board: Defence Science Jounal.
Publications (30)

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11358, Nonlinear Optics and its Applications 2020
KEYWORDS: Ultrafast phenomena, Femtosecond phenomena, Nonlinear optics, Optical switching, Four wave mixing, Optical limiting, Nonlinear optical materials

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11365, Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices II
KEYWORDS: Ultrafast phenomena, Femtosecond phenomena, Metals, Molecules, Zinc, Photonics, Nonlinear optics, Picosecond phenomena, Four wave mixing, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 29 May 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8726, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VI
KEYWORDS: Femtosecond phenomena, Data modeling, Spectroscopy, 3D modeling, Laser ablation, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, Explosives, Statistical modeling, Performance modeling, Plasma

Proceedings Article | 29 May 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8710, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XIV
KEYWORDS: Carbon, Femtosecond phenomena, Atmospheric plasma, Argon, Chemical species, Molecules, Nitrogen, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, Chemical reactions, Plasma

Proceedings Article | 29 May 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8710, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XIV
KEYWORDS: Carbon, Femtosecond phenomena, Atmospheric plasma, Argon, Chemical species, Molecules, Nitrogen, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, Explosives, Plasma

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Conference Committee Involvement (7)
DAE-BRNS Theme Meeting on Ultrafast Science
1 June 2017 |
CLEO 2017
23 June 2016 |
CLEO 2016
1 May 2015 |
OSA Energy and Environment
2 December 2014 |
RAOS (Recent Advances in Optical Sciences
24 May 2014 |
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