Tarun Kumar Gangopadhyay is working as Principal Scientist in Fibre Optics Laboratory of Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), under CSIR, Kolkata, West Bangal, India.
He graduated Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B.E.E) with first class in 1989 and Master of Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) with first class in 1991, both from the Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. He graduated Ph.D. in December 2005 in the field of fiber-optic sensor from the University of Sydney, Australia. His Ph.D. thesis title is: ‘Measurement of vibration using optical fibre sensors’.
Initially he worked in the Dishergarh Thermal Power Station, Andrew & Yule Co. as Shift Engineer in the area of ‘power generation and transmission’. Later he was appointed as Electrical Engineer in CGCRI. At the begining he carried out some research work in the area of ‘development of varistor materials for high-voltage applications’.
During 1995–1999, he went to Australia in AusAID scholarship for commonwealth countries and there he was involved in the research and development of optical fibre vibration sensors for electrical power industry with High Power Testing and Optical Fibre Sensors Group, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia. He worked there in the field of intrinsic and extrinsic single-mode fibre-based sensors and fibre-optic interferometry. He has got many awards and prizes for his research work from The University of Sydney and Australian Photonics. During the tenure of his PhD he obtained “Best research student-project prize” for three years consecutively (1996, 97, 98) in The University of Sydney.
He visited many countries (around fifteen numbers) for attending international conferences and for collaborative research work. He has authored several journal papers (SCI) and international conference papers. He has done some theoretical research work and publication jointly with the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.