Amit has worked as a project trainee in the prestigious Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India under Prof A.N. Sekar Iyengar in the Plasma Physics Division. During the period of his internship he was successful in developing solvers that could run a real-time simulation for jerk and kadji equation.
His current research interests lie in design and modelling of integrated optics circuits using the semi-analytical matrix method. He has been associated with this work for the past one and a half year and is working under Dr Rajib Chakraborty and Mr Saikat Majumder. The current research applies the matrix method to two newly proposed structures, namely- photonic spot profile converter for horizontal light coupling and bridge structure for vertical integration on SOI platform. The spot profile converter can have extensive sensing applications, especially for examining living cells using a slot waveguide. The bridge structure, on the other hand finds application in routing optical signals in optical communication industry.
The above mentioned research could grab the chance of coming out as an undergrad paper. Having co-authored it myself, I can state that our paper was accepted as an oral presentation in the largest optical conference in the North America known as SPIE Optics + Photonics, 2017
to be held in San Diego.
As mentioned before, Amit’s financial status does not let him to attend the conference and present his paper. His father being a humble teacher of a school for poor kids earns only Rs 3,000 (46.49$ approx.) per month. His luck never favored him before and being an atheist he believes in his effort to the fullest. But this time, it is impossible for him to self-finance the trip.
We are his close friends are trying to pay his registration fees by gathering our pocket money which itself is a whopping amount of $350. Leaving ou, we do not have any other source to pay for his trip at this moment as our institution has not agreed to help us. Therefore, we are reaching out to you for a cause that matters to us.
Scientific research is a truly global phenomenon, and that by nurturing young minds like Amit by providing them a platform to excel such as this prestigious international conference, can go a long way in uplifting the scientific establishment of India.
It is my humble appeal to all readers, please donate any amount you feel suitable to this noble cause. Your generous help will allow a bright mind, crippled by poverty, live his dream.