Head, Sensor Focal Plane Systems Division, SCI/ENG-SF, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation

Areas of Interest:

Optical Imaging detectors (CCD, CMOS sensors, Infrared photonic and thermal detectors, Quantum detectors), Terahertz radiation detectors, Optical Imaging Spectrometer, Long range optical imaging instruments.


Development of Optical imaging focal Plane arrays for earth and planetary observation. working on the development of imaging detectors in Si (Charge Coupled Device, CMOS imaging sensors and InGaAs arrays). Leading development of imaging spectrometer in visible to Mid Infrared to thermal Infrared channels

Consultancy Areas:

Optical imaging instruments and Focal Plane Arrays.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Development of Focal Plane arrays for earth and planetary observation for all remote sensing mission including Resourcesat, Cartosat, Oceansat, and Chandrayaan series. I have been leading the development of Focal Plane arrays sensitive in visible to thermal Infrared channels using various materials such as Si, InGaAs, InSb, MCT, Quantum-Dot, Micro-bolometer. I have been part of the team involved in the development of Infrared Focal Plane Array right from growth, photolithography, flipchip bumping, and backside processing. I have been leading the development of Imaging Infrared spectrometer for Lunar Mission. I have also developed gas sensor using thermal detectors. .

Professional Experience:

  • Working in Space Applications Centre Since 1999.


CCD, CMOS Image Sensor, IRFPA, FPA, Spectrometer, gas sensor.


Contact Information


Space Applications Centre, Satellite road, Jodhpur Tekra, Bldg-38, Room-60, Ahmedabad-15, Gujarat, Tel: 079-26913860, 079-26913843

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  • B. Tech in Electronics, 1999


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • INAE Young Engineer
  • ISRO Young Engineer

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship:

Year of Birth: 1976