Dr. Amol Choudhary

Amol is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and his research area is optical physics, mainly in understanding light-matter interactions including laser physics and nonlinear optics and their applications in high-speed communication networks. He has built his career working at 8 institutions in 6 countries. He has made several important breakthroughs in the field of integrated optics and microwave photonics, that have been published in more than 100 journal and conference papers and have also been covered by the media. He has received several awards including the DECRA Fellowship from the Australian Government, the Doctoral Prize Fellowship from the UK government, the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Parliament, and the Ivan P. Kaminow Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize from the Optical Society. He regularly gives seminars and professional development talks at universities around the world. He enjoys playing cricket and travelling.

Conference Committees

CLEO, SPIE Optics and Photonics, SPIE Photonics Europe, Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, Photonics India, ACP, ICOCN

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Jan 2019 – Present

ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow and Research Fellow, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, May 2015 – Jan 2019

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow and Research Fellow, Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, UK , Dec 2013 – May 2015

Guest Researcher, National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA), National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, Ireland, June 2007 – Aug 2007


PhD in Optoelectronics, Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, UK , Sept 2010- Jan 2014

Thesis: Ultrafast waveguide lasers

MSc in Photonics, University of St. Andrews, UK; Ghent University, Belgium & Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium,Sept 2008 – July 2010

Thesis: Artificial event horizons in fibres for generating Hawking radiation

BEng in Electronics and Communication, Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), University of Delhi, IndiaAug 2004 – July 2008

Thesis: Design and analysis of a microstrip antenna with an electromagnetic bandgap structure in the ground plane

Student Supervision

PhD: 1) Rajveer Dhawan, 2019- Current, IIT Delhi

2) Yang Liu, 2015-2019, University of Sydney (Co-Supervisor)

Masters: 1) Shuqing Chen, 2017-2018, University of Sydney

2) Ruoao Yang, 2017-2018, University of Sydney

Bachelors: 1) Nathaniel Siel, 2016-2017, University of Sydney (Summer Project)


Email: Amol.Choudhary@ee.iitd.ac.in