Debatosh Guha is a Professor in Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta. He is the former HAL Chair Professor of IIT Khargapur and former Head of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the University of Calcutta. He received the B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in Radio Physics and Electronics and Ph. D. in microwave engineering from the University of Calcutta in 1987, 1989, and 1994 respectively.
He joined the same university as an assistant professor in 1994. He had undertaken his post-doctoral research at the Canadian defense university- Royal Military College of Canada, Ontario and has been closely collaborating with RMC, Canada as a visiting professor till date. He is also connected to several European and North American universities and research institutes. He has extensively researched on improving the printed and dielectric resonator antenna techniques for the new generation radar and airborne applications. He has also closely worked with the industries and has several patents to his credits. He has published more than 200 technical papers in the leading journals and conferences and a reference book on Microstrip and Printed Antennas from Wiley, UK. His research contributions are frequently cited by other researchers showing h-index 29 with a record of more than 2800 citations. His research results have already been featured and documented in 35 books and handbooks.In recognition of his technical contributions Prof. Guha has been elected Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and also of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). He is a recipient of several national and international awards which include IETE highest honour Ram Lal Wadhwa Award (New Delhi 2016), IEEE RMTG Award (Chicago 2012), URSI Young Scientist Award (Lille, France 1996), and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Prize (New Delhi 1984). He has been serving different national and international committees in different capacities.
He is the Vice-President of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, Commission-B Chair for the Indian National committee for URSI, expert member of IEEE Fields Award Committee, subject expert in DST/ MietY committees. He is the founding Chair of IEEE AP/MTT Kolkata Chapter and served IEEE Kolkata Section as the Chair 2013-2014. Prof. Guha had introduced IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference as a major biennial international meeting in India in 2007 and in 2010, established Indian Antenna Week as an annual international workshop with full support from the IEEE. He gave leadership to organize those successfully till 2017 and finally in merging them to form InCAP (Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation) since 2018. Prof. Guha has served IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters as an Associate Editor and he is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He has mentored 23 doctoral and post-doctoral students to date and is the principal investigator/advisor of several DoS projects