Debatosh Guha is a Professor & HoD of Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, India. He is also associated with the department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and served the same as HAL Chair Professor.
He received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees from the University of Calcutta in 1987 and 1989, respectively and started his career as Project Engineer in Webel Telecommunication Industries Limited. After graduating with a PhD in microwave engineering from Calcutta University, he joined the same University as an Assistant Professor in 1994. He spent about two years with the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario as a Visiting Research Professor working largely on the developments of various low profile microwave and wireless antennas.
He has researched in developing microstrips and dielectric resonator antenna technologies. Defected Ground Structure (DGS) -inspired antenna is one of his major areas of contribution. He has published 70+ papers in top Journals, 150+ conference articles, and a Book entitled ‘Microstrip and Printed Antennas: New Trends, Techniques, and Applications’ from Wiley, UK. He developed commercial indoor/outdoor wireless antennas for a North American industry operating since 2007.
Professor Guha is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), National Academy of Sciences, Indian (NASI), West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST), and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and recipient of some notable awards which include IETE Ram Lal Wadhwa Award 2016 (New Delhi), IEEE AP-S Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award 2012 (Chicago); URSI Young Scientist Award 1996 (Lille, France); and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Prize 1984 (New Delhi).
He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters and a Section Editor of INAE Letters. He served IEEE Kolkata Section as the Chair (2013-2014); IEEE AP-MTT Kolkata Chapter as the Founding Chair (2004) and Chair (2010-2011). He conceptualized and initiated two flagship IEEE sponsored conferences in India in 2007 and 2010 in the fields of Electromagnetics and Antenna Engineering.
His current research interests include DGS-integration technique for advanced antenna design, unconventional modes and their applications in Dielectric Resonator Antennas, wideband and ultrawideband antennas, Specific antennas for space and wireless industries.