Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar

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Research Interests

  • Fibre Optic Communication
  • Photonics
  • Non-linear fibre optics
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Antennas
  • Image Processing
  • Radio Astronomy

Courses Offered

Academic Background

  • 1985 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering from I. I. T., Bombay/ (Indian Institute of Astrophysics/Raman Research Institute, Bangalore) on Maximum Entropy Restoration of Astronomical Images.
  • 1977 Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur with specialization in Electromagnetics and Optical fibres.
  • 1975 Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics Engineering from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Gold Medalist.
  • 2008 Executive Program, Kellogg School of Business, University of North Western, USA

Work Experience

  • 2011-2015: Director IIT Delhi
  • 2010-2011: Vice Chacellor of University of Pune
  • 2009 : Visiting Professor, ISEP, Paris
  • 2008-2010: Deputy Director (Finance and External Affairs), IIT Bombay
  • 2005-2008: Dean, Resource Mobilization, IIT Bombay
  • 2003-2005: Head, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay.
  • 2005 : Visiting Professor, ETH Zurich
  • 2002-2006: Head, Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (C-DEEP), IIT, Bombay. The Centre has been setup to generate and disseminate the video lectures from experts in IIT to the students of engineering colleges in the country.
  • 2000-2001: Visiting Professor, Computer and Electronics Engineering Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA (on Sabbatical leave)
    Job: Teaching and research in Telecommunication.
  • 1998-2000: Dean of Students’ Affairs, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • 1990-to date: Professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay.
    Job: Teaching and Research in Photonics, Fiber optics, Image processing, Printed antennas, Optically controlled microwave devices.
  • 1987-1990: Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.
    Job: Research in Image processing and Photonics.
  • 1986-1987: Faculty Research Associate at University of Maryland, College Park, U. S. A.
    Job: Solar and Stellar radio astronomy with the VLA.
  • 1985-1986: Reader at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore.
    Job: Study of Galactic radio sources at decametre wavelength. Image processing of radio images to correct for atmospheric distortion.
  • 1982-1984: Faculty Research Associate at University of Maryland, U. S. A.
    Job: Microwave radio astronomy with Very Large Array, New Mexico.
  • 1978-1982: Electronics engineer at Indian Institute of Astrophysics /Raman Research Institute, Bangalore.
    Job: Design, Installation of a large Decametre array used for radio astronomy at Gauribidnur, India.

Awards and Honours

  • IEEE William Sayle Award for Academic Leadership 2013
  • IETE Ram Lal Wadhwa Award 2012
  • IEEE UG Teaching Award 2011
  • VASVIK Award for IT and Communication 2009
  • IETE - CEOT -94 Awards for outstanding contribution in the field of Photonics and Opto-electronics
  • Fellow IEEE
  • Fellow Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
  • Fellow National Academy of Science, India (FNASc)
  • Fellow Institution of Engineers
  • Fellow Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
  • Fellow Optical Society of India
  • Fellow Maharashtra Academy of Science
  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2004 IIT, Bombay
  • Top Management Consortium Award 2010 for Academic Excellence
  • Dewang Mehta Educational Leadership Award

Other Responsibilities

  • Deputy Director Finance and External Affairs
  • Dean Resource Mobilization
  • Dean Student Affairs
  • Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Bombay.
  • Head, Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (C-DEEP), IIT, Bombay.
  • Member, Advisory Committee of SAMEER, Bombay.
  • Member, Board of Studies, B.A. Technical University, Lonere
  • Member, Board of Studies, College of Engineering, Pune
  • Chairman, National Curriculum Reform committee of AICTE for Electronics and Telecommunication

Other Information

Membership with the Professional Institution

  • Member International Astronomical Union.
  • Member Astronomical Society of India.

Other Activities

Academic

  • Setting up Fiber Optics Laboratory at IIT, Mumbai.
  • Development of a video lecture series on fibre optic communication.
  • Development of a video lecture series on Electromagnetic Waves.
  • Development of a web cource on fibre optic communication.
  • Development of a web cource on Electromagnetic Waves.
  • Development of a video lecture series on fibre optic communication.
  • Development of a 20 min. video program on fibre optics for UGC, Continuing Education Program.
  • Development of educational software to effectively demonstrate the concepts of Electromagnetic Waves.
  • Development of graphical package to bring out concepts of fibre optic communication more effectively.
  • Development of CAD for Microwave Amplifier Design.
  • Development of Beam Propagation software for non-linear pulse propagation in a fiber.
  • FEM program for analysing dispersion characteristics of a fiber with arbitrary refractive index profile.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Music : Bachelor of Music degree in Hindustani Classical music from Kheragadh University.
  • Hindi Poem Writing, Painting etc.

Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Bombay, Powai
Mumbai 400 076, India
Email : rks[AT]ee.iitb.ac.in
Phone (Internal(O)) : (0091 22) - 2576 7440
Phone (Internal(R)) : 8440
Office room no: 206
Fax: (0091 22) - 25723707

Books Written

  • Electromagnetic Waves”, McGraw Hill Education India 2006
  • Transmission Lines “ Ed. with V. Ramchandran and K. Shankar, IETE Publication, Tata McGraw Hill 1998.
  • e-Content

• “Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission Lines”, 60 Video Lectures, NPTEL, MHRD, Govt. of India 2007.

• “Advanced Optical Communication”, 40 Video Lectures for a full PG course. IIT Bombay 2000.

• “Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission Lines”, Interactive Web course for UG programme, NPTEL, MHRD, Govt. of India 2007.

• “Fiber Optic Communication” Interactive Web course for UG/PG programme, NPTEL, MHRD, Govt. of India 2007.

List of Publications

More than 170 papers published in International Journals and Conferences

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN REFEREED JOURNALS AND CONFERENCES IN LAST FIVE YEARS

• Sarang Pendharker, R.K. Shevgaonkar and A.N. Chandorkar, “Optically Controlled Frequency Reconfigurable Band Stop Filter with Multi-frequency Switching”, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 56, no. 5, May 2014.

• Sarang Pendharker, R.K. Shevgaonkar and A.N. Chandorkar, “Optically Controlled Frequency Reconfigurable Microstrip Antenna with Low Photoconductivity”, IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 13, 2014.

• Shevgaonkar, R.K., ‘Higher Education model for Developing Economies’, Glion Colloquium, Switzerland, June 2013.

• Patil, P. B., Pendharker, S. and Shevgaonkar, R. K., “Electrical modeling of photonic crystal defects”, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett., volume 54, Issue 11, pp 2522–2528, November 2012.

• Bhangaonkar, A.S.; Kulkarni, S.V.; Shevgaonkar, R.K.; , “Study of the effects of alternating magnetic field on point-plane corona,” , IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol.18, no.6, pp.1813-1820, December 2011.

• Padmaja Bhanu B., R. K. Shevgaonkar ; A. N. Chandorkar; “Propagation characteristics of plasmonic metal stripe waveguide”. SPIE – Vol 8173, 81731L, 2010.

• P. B. Patil, R. K. Shevgaonkar, “Improved S-parameter Model for Photonic Crystal Defects”, SPIE – Vol 8173, 81730E, 2010.

• Sarang Pendharker, R. K. Shevgaonkar, and A. N. Chandorkar, “Optically Controlled Bandgap Reconfigurable Structure using Photo-induced Periodic Stubs” IEEE IMaRC 2013, Delhi, Dec 14-16, 2013.

• Sarang Pendharker, R.K. Shevgaonkar, and A.N. Chandorkar, “Beam Reconfigurable Microstrip Antenna using Photo-induced Parasitic Elements,” IEEE Photonics Conference 2013, 8-13 Sept. 2013, Bellevue Washington USA.

• Sarang Pendharker, R.K. Shevgaonkar, and A.N. Chandorkar, “Photo-induced patch antenna for frequency and beam reconfiguration,” International Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper T3A.4.

• Shevgaonkar, R.K., Patil, P.B., (Invited) ‘Designing Optical Filters with Electrical Models of Photonic Crystal Defects’ CAOL 2013, Ukraine, Sep. 2013.

• Sarang Pendharker, R.K. Shevgaonkar, A.N Chandorkar; , “Optically Controlled Frequency Switching Band Stop Filter,” IEEE Asia Pacific conference of Antennas and propagation (APCAP), Singapore, Aug. 27-29 2012.

• S. Pendharker, R.K. Shevgaonkar, A.N. Chandorkar, “A novel T-shaped optically controlled microwave phase shifter,” IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems (COMCAS), Isreal, pp.1-3, 7-9 Nov. 2011.

• Sarang Pendharker, R.K Shevgaonkar, A.N. Chandorkar, “Optically Controlled Single-Fed Circular Polarization Switching Patch Antenna,” 2011 IEEE Indian Antenna Week (IAW), Kolkata, pp.1-3, 18-22 Dec. 2011

• Sanjay S Pawar, R. K Shevgaonkar; , “Modelling of FBG for encoding/decoding in SAC-OCDMA system,” Next Generation Networks, 2010 International Conference on , vol., no., pp.1-4, 24-25 Sept. 2010

• P. B. Patil, R. K. Shevgaonkar, “Spectral Characteristics of Multiple Defects in a Photonic Crystal Waveguide,” IEEE Proc. of 7th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks (Next Generation Internet), WOCN2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sept. 2010.

• P. B. Patil, R. K. Shevgaonkar, “Improved S-parameter Model for Photonic Crystal Defects”, SPIE Proc. of 10th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, Photonics 2010, IIT Guwahati, (Dec. 2010).

• Sarang Pendharker, R.K. Shevgaonkar and A.N Chandorkar, “Optically Controlled Microwave Demultiplexer”, SPIE Proc. of 10th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, Photonics 2010, IIT Guwahati, (Dec. 2010).

• B. Padmaja Bhanu, R. K. Shevgaonkar, A. N. Chandorkar, “Propagation Characteristics of Plasmonic Metal Stripe Waveguide”, SPIE Proc. of 10th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, Photonics 2010, IIT Guwahati, (Dec. 2010).

• P. B. Patil, R.K.Shevgaonkar, “Electrical Modeling of a defect in Photonic Crystal Waveguide,” Proc. of 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communication Networks, WOCN 2009, Cairo, Egypt, April. 2009.

• Sarvagya Dwivedi, R.K.Shevgaonkar, P. B. Patil, “Polar Grid Microstructured Fiber Raman Amplifier”, Proc. of 12th International Symposium and Microwave and Optical Technology, ISMOT 2009, University of Delhi and University of Nevada, Reno, USA, December 16-19, 2009.

 
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