Prof. Amit Patra Deputy Director, IIT Kharagpur Department of Electrical Engineering
Prof. Amit Patra, received the B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1984, 1986 and 1990 respectively. During 1992-93 and in 2000 he visited the Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1987 as a faculty member, and is currently a Professor in the Higher Academic Grade Pay. During 2018-19 he visited the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a Senior Visiting Research Scientist and since his return, has been serving as an Honorary Adjunct Professor.
He was the Professor In-Charge, Advanced VLSI Design Lab, at IIT Kharagpur during 2004-07. Between 2007 and 2013 he served as the Dean (Alumni Affairs and International Relations) at IIT Kharagpur. Between 2013-2015 he served in a voluntary role of the Executive Advisor, Institutional Development at IIT Kharagpur. Since April 2020 he has been serving as the Professor-In-Charge of the IIT Kharagpur Rajarhat Research Park, New Town, Kolkata. He joined as the Deputy Director of the Institute in July, 2021.
His current research interests include power management circuits, mixed-signal VLSI design, Battery Management Systems, Diagnostics and Prognostics in industrial and biomedical systems. He has guided/co-guided more than 25 doctoral students and published more than 250 research papers in various Journals and Conferences. He is the co-author of two research monographs entitled General Hybrid Orthogonal Functions and Their Applications in Systems and Control, published by the Springer Verlag in 1996, and Nano-Scale CMOS Analog Circuits ? Models and CAD Tools for High-Level Design, published by CRC Press in 2014.
He has filed about ten patents and has three granted patents in his name. He has carried out more than 50 sponsored and consultancy projects worth more than INR 50 Crores mostly in the areas of VLSI, power management circuits and control systems. He has collaborated with National Semiconductor Corporation, Infineon Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, Maxim Corporation, NXP Semiconductor and a few start-up companies in the Power Management area. In the area of control systems he has worked with ISRO, DRDO, ADE, ADA, General Motors and Tata Motors. He is currently interested in research on biomedical signal processing, particularly focusing on cardio-vascular and neurological aspects. M/S Tata Consultancy Services has been a partner in this activity.
Dr. Patra received the Young Engineer Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 1996 and the Young Teachers' Career Award from the All India Council for Technical Education in 1995. He has been a Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences during 1992-97. He is a member of IEEE (USA), Institution of Engineers (India) and a life member of the Systems Society of India. His students have received a number of awards in national competitions like the Cadence Design Contest and Samsung Innovation Award. Dr. Patra had been listed as one the top contributors of engineering publications in the country by a DST-conducted survey spanning the period 2002-2014. Under his mentorship a team of students received the DST-TI Innovation Award for their pioneering work on Battery Management Systems in the year 2018.