Our Vice President

DR. Suresh Kumar Patra (Professor)

About Our Vice President

Dr. Suresh Kumar Patra (Professor) 
Institute of Physics, Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar-751005, India
patra@iopb.res.in, sureshpatra64@gmail.com
+91 6742306415
+91 9938399291, +91 9853346157
+91 6742300142
Date of Birth: 14th April 1964
Nationality: Indian
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married

Dr. Suresh Kumar Patra is an eminent nuclear physicist with wide exposure in India and abroad. He has worked extensively on various nuclear models to explain different atomic phenomena. He has large number of publication in high impact journals such as (Physical Review, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics,  The Astrophysical Journals, Galaxy, Pramana, The European Physical Journal ). He is also a reviewer of leading journals in nuclear physics. He has pursued his research work in different prestigious institutes and laboratories and established his name and fame in international society of nuclear physics. To his credit he has 235 publications in international journals, 189 proceedings in national and international Symposia/Conferences/Workshops and a large numbers of invited talks in different scientific forums. He has contributed many articles in around 15 published books in nuclear physics and edited two books “Relativistic Mean Field Theory in Nuclear Physics” and “Nuclear Structure Physics”. He has supervised and co-supervised more than 20 Ph.D. students and 8 postdoctoral students.Besides his expert professional knowledge on tiny nucleus of atom he is also bothered to understand the vast cosmos.

1989 – 1994 Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics Theory, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India.

Research Experience
19th – 28th Nov 2007 Research Collaboration
GSI, Darmstadt
5th – 19th Nov 2007 Visiting Fellow
Centro de Fisica das Interaccoes Fundamentals,
Instituto Superior Tecnico-Edificio Ciencia, Lisbon, Portugal
Apr 2006 – Jun 2006  Re-visit in AvH Fellowship
Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Jun 2005 – Dec 2005 EPSRC Research Fellow
Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K.
29th Nov – 19th Dec 2003 Visiting Fellow
Department of Physics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
1999 – 2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Physics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
1997 – 1999 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Physics, CYCU, Chung-Li, Taiwan
1995 – 1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institüt für Theoretische Physik, J.W.G. University, Frankfurt, Germany.
1994 – 1995 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

Position Held
Joined Institute of Physics in 2001, became Asst. Professor in 2007, subsequently became associate professor in 2010 and Professor in 2015, continuing in the position till date.

Scholarship, Fellowships
April 2006 – June 2006 Re-visit Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Germany.
June–December 2005 EPSRC Research Fellow, Govt. of U.K.
1999–2001 Spain Education Ministry Fellowship, Spain.
1997–1999 National Science Council Fellow, Taiwan.
1995–1997 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Germany.
1994–1995 Monbusho Research Fellow, Japan.
1988–1994 Predoctoral and Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. 1985–1987 National Scholarship.

Apart from the above, He had also been selected as a visiting lecturer
at the University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, FAFRJ Research Fellow (BRAZIL), FAPESP Research Fellow (BRAZIL),
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel,
Postdoctoral Fellow at IST, Lisbon, Portugal,
Visiting Scientist at the University of Gent, Belgium.

Participation in (completion of) Major Projects

  1. Indo-German cooperation project: Search for superheavy isotopes: A new phenomenon, INT/FRG/BMBF/P-37/2006.
  2. DST project: Study of drip-line nuclei, No. SR/S2/HEP-22/2003.
  3. DST Project: Nuclear structure and nuclear reactions for drip line nuclei in relativistic models, SR/S2/HEP-16/2005.
  4. CSIR Project: Relativistic semi-classical calculation of giant resonances, No. 03(1060)06/EMR-II.
  5. DST Project: Study of high spin states in non-relativistic and relativistic mean field formalism with good rotational symmetry, SR/S2/HEP-26/2006.
  6. DST Project: Study of exotic drip-line nuclei, No. SR/S2/HEP-0010/2008.
  7. DST Project: Structure of high spin states, K isomers, super-deformed bands in nuclei (DST Project No. SR/S2/HEP-0037/2008).
  8. DST Project: Study of Structure and Decay of Super Heavy Nuclei (DST Project No. SB/S2/HEP-013/2013).
  9. DST Project: The project proposal entitled “Study of Structure and Spectroscopy of Nuclei near Drip-lines” (DST Project No. SR/S2/HEP-006/2013).
  10. BRNS Project: Effect of nucler density approximation and shell closure in the dynamics of heavy-ion reaction (BRNS Project No. 58/14/12/2019).
  11. DST-SERB Project: Surface properties of neutron-rich exotic nuclei (DST Project No. CRG/2019/002691).
  12. DST-SERB Project: Explore the internal composition of the neutron star (SERB Project No. CRG/2022/005378).

Reviewer of the journals

  1. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.
  2. Nuclear Physics A.
  3. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics.
  4. Physical Review C
  5. Review of Modern Physics
  6. Physical Review Letters.
  7. International Journal of Modern Physics E.
  8. PRAMANA: Journal of Physics.
  9. Physics Letters B.
  10. Central European Journal of Physics.
  11. Physica Scripta.
  12. International Journal of Modern Physics E
  13. Modern Physics Letters A.

He is the supervisor and co-supervisor of 20 Ph.D. students and 8 postdoctoral students.

Research Publications

  1. Publications in Refereed Journals:-

235 Research publications are published in refereed journals of high impact factor.

  1. Article in book:-

Contributed 15 research articles in books in forefront areas of nuclear science.

  1. Book Edited:-
  1. Relativistic Mean Field Theory in Nuclear Physics, Allied Pub. 2006, Editors: S.K. Patra and A. Ansari.
  2. Nuclear Structure Physics, CRS Press, 2020, Editors: A. Shukla and  S.K.Patra.
  1. Contribution to Symposia/Conferences/Workshops:-

189 Publication in proceedings in national and international Symposia/Conferences/Workshops.


    Large number of invited talks more than 50 in various national and international forums and participated in equally large numbers of various symposia, school and conferences.

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