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Pramod Kumar

Pramod Kumar, Speaker at Lasers Conferences
Pramod Kumar
Principal Scientist of Quantum Photonics, United Arab Emirates

Biography:

Dr. Pramod Kumar ( M.Phil Physics & Ph.D.-Laser Tech.),  is the Principal Scientist and Research team leader at QuantLase Imaging Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Recognizing the value of Laser technology for healthcare and research, Dr. Kumar champions  its study. He invented the ”Laser-based DPI technology (Diffractive Phase Interferometry)”, a novel advanced technique  to screen and detect COVID-19 infection by examining tiny blood samples. This technology allows the health authorities to carry out large-scale screening within a few seconds.Before joining the QuantLase Lab, Dr. Kumar joined AiFi Technologies LLC, UAE, as a Senior Experimental Research Scientist–QuantumPhysics (July 2019–March 2020). He started his research career with an M.Sc (Physics 1997) degree from C.C.S University, Meerut, India and M. Phil. (Instrumentation Physics) degree from Indian Institute of Technology  Roorkee(IIT-R), Roorkee, India in 2000. In 2001, joined the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), Mumbai, India as a Research Assistant where he worked on Optical Pattern formation and self-organization in a Photonic system.  Dr. Pramod Kumar earned his Ph.D. (Laser Technology) degree from School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India in 2009.   After completing his thesis, he worked as Assistant Professor in Delhi University, India from 2009 to March 2010.  In April 2010, he moved to France to pursue his research work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie LNE-CNAM, Paris, France on the Design and Development of Signal Resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator for Imaging and for the Spectroscopic purpose. To continue his research career, worked as Post-doctoral Research Associate (2011-2014) in Femtosecond Laser Laboratory, IISER Mohali, Punjab, India. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali’ which is a premier institute in India. In January 2015 Dr. Pramod Kumar started his Senior Laser Research Staff tenure with the Laser Physics Group at Tyndall National Institute and University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. In 2017, Dr. Kumar joined as a Disordered Photonics Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, England, United Kingdom. He has participated in a number of leadership events  and international conferences. Moreover, invited to lecturer, reputable academic institutions such as Imperial College London, Cambridge University, Bangor University and Paris Tech, Paris and more. He was invited to visit the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena California, on the 19 the of May, 2018. Dr. Kumar is a member of the Optical Society of America, American Institute of Physics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Physical Society and SPIE America.

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