Prof. P.V. Koparkar

Basic Sciences & Social Sciences Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

M.Sc.(Physics), Nagpur University, 1977, Ph.D.(Physics), Nagpur University, 1988

Teaching Experience

  • (1977-1980) – Shivaji Science College, Nagpur  UG (B. Sc I, II, III)
  • (1989-1998) –  Post B.Sc. Dip. Comp. Sci. (PGDCA) & M.Sc. (Electronics) (Nagpur University)
  • (1998-2002) – Assam University, Silchar. Computer related Courses in all departments at  PG level
  • (2007 – Onwards ) SOT, NEHU at B. Tech level (Physics)

Research Experience : 25 years

Honours and Awards

  1. Special First prize for the exhibit submitted in Science Fair, Raman Museum, Nagpur University, 1975-76
  2. First Prize at the Science Fair, Nagpur University 1976-77
  3. First Prize in National Teaching Aid Contest, organized by Indian Physics Association (Sponsored by Hari Om Trust) 1979-80

Membership of Professional Bodies

  1. Life Member, Instrumentation Society of India, Bangalore
  2. Life Member, Indian Physics Association, Mumbai
  3. Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  4. Life Member, Shillong Management Association, Shillong (Affiliate of the Indian Management Association)
  5. Life Member, North East Physics Teachers Association, Guwahati

Research Areas/Interests:

  • Global electric circuit
  • Atmospheric electricity
  • Ionospheric Physics
  • Geophysical Instrumentation
  • Electronic Instrumentation
  • Seismic studies
  • Science & Technology Communication
  • Nano-Technology, Nanomaterials

Any Other Information

  1. Attended a four weeks special advanced training sponsored by ISRO/ DOS RRSSC, Kharagpur, In Remote Sensing and its Applications to GIS  (2 Aug. to 30 Aug.1997) using software such EASI/PACE, ARCINFO etc
  2. Three months certificate course in Oracle & Power Builder at ADCC, Nagpur (January to March 1997)
  3. Workshop on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Technology and its Applications held at NEHU, during 25 – 27 March 2010
  4. Hands – on Training Programme on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) under National programme on Micro and Smart Systems held at Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani fron 17th – 28th January 2011

Research Projects

  1. Design and fabrication of a high resolution three axis laser based computerized Seismometer
  2. Seismic Optical Sensor for the detection of atomic explosions
  3. Piezoelectric powered radiation detectors

Publications

Selected Publications Published in National and International Journals

  1. Bhave V.R., Koparkar P.V. and Navaneeth G. N.;   Point discharge current studies near a  large pollution source; Ind J. Rad  &. Spa.  Phys., 11, 91-95, 1982.
  2. Koparkar P.V. and Chandra H.: Some unusual form development of equatorial spread F; Ind J. Rad. & Spa.Phys., 195-96, 1984
  3. Koparkar P.V. and Rastogi R.G., : VHF scintillations at Bombay;  J. Atmos. Terr. Phys (GB), 47, 907-910,1985
  4. Koparkar P.V. and Rastogi R.G. : Geomagnetic disturbance  effects on equatorial scintillations; Curr. Sci.,55,126-,1986
  5. Koparkar P.V. : Radio wave scintillations near the F region anomaly crest.; Ind. J. Rad. Spa. Phys., 16, 357-359, 1987
  6. Koparkar P.V.: Ionospheric electron content measurements at Bombay. ; Ind. J. Rad. Spa. Phys., 16, 408-410, 1987
  7. Koparkar P.V.: Drift of ionospheric scintillation irregularities at subtropical latitudes, Ann. Geophys, 6, 201-204, 1988
  8. Rastogi R.G., Koparkar P.V., Chandra H and Vyas G.D. : Spread F and radio wave  scintillations near F region anomaly crest., Ann. Geophys. 7 (3), 281-84, 1989
  9. Rastogi R.G., Koparkar P.V. and Pathan B.M.: Nighttime radio wave scintillation at equatorial stations in Indian and American Zones.; J Geoelectr., 42, 1-10, 1989
  10. Alex S., Koparkar P.V. and Rastogi R.G.: Plasma redistribution in low latitude ionosphere during intense spread F conditions. ; Curr. Sci., 58, 1142-44,  1989
  11. Alex S., Koparkar P.V. and Rastogi R.G.: Spread F and ionisation anomaly belt; J.Atmos Terr. Phys(GB), 51 (5), 379,  1989
  12. Koparkar P.V., Sastri J.H. and Rastogi R.G.: Daytime  equatorial VHF scintillations and sporadic E; Ind. J. Rad. Spa. Phys. 18, 121-124, 1989
  13. Rastogi R.G., Alex S. and Koparkar P.V.: Equatorial Sp F and ionospheric electron content at low latitudes. J. Geomag. & Geoelectr., 41, 753-767, 1989
  14. Rastogi R.G., Koparkar P.V., Chandra H, and Deshpande M.R.: Multifrequency studies of equatorial scintillations at Ootacmund.; J. Atomos. Terr. Phys. 1989
  15. Rastogi R.G., Koparkar P.V. and Pathan B, M.; Nighttime radio wave scintillations at equatorial stations in India and American Zones.; J. Geomag. Geoelect., 42, 1, 1990
  16. Rastogi R.G. and Koparkar P.V.: Ionospheric electron content over the magnetic equator during the spread F conditions. J.Geophys. Res., 95, 247-50, 1990
  17. Koparkar P.V., Pathan B.M. and Rastogi R.G.; East West movement of ionospheric irregularities causing equatorial radio wave scintillations. Ind. J.Rad. & Spa. Phys. 20, 333-337, 1991
  18. Pathan B.M., Koparkar P.V., Rastogi R.G. and Rao D.R.K.; Dynamics of ionospheric irregularities producing VHF radio wave scintillations at low latitudes. Ann. Geophys. 9, 126-132, 1991
  19. Rastogi R.G, Koparkar P.V., Patil A. and Pathan B.M.; Daytime VHF radio wave scintillations at equatorial latitudes. J.Geomag. Geoelect., 43, 549-561, 1991
  20. Vali A.S., Dhopety N.P.., Koparkar P.V., Navaneeth G.N. ; Chandra H.; VHF scintillations over Anomaly Crest Region., Ind. J. Red. & Spa. Sci., Aug. 1994

Papers Presented in  Symposia, Conferences & Seminars

  1. Koparkar, P. V. and Rathore, L.B.; “A Glass fiber vibration sensor for seismic studies” (CO-40) at the National Symposium on Instrumentation, NSI-28 held at G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal, 3rd – 5th November 2003
  2. Koparkar P. V. and Shotun J.M.; “A liquid level monitoring system for HPLC applications”(CP-41) at the National Symposium on Instrumentation, NSI-28 held at G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal, 3rd – 5th November 2003
  3. Koparkar P. V. and Baruah, A.K.; “A Microprocessor controlled water management system for larger plantations” (CP-42) at the National Symposium on Instrumentation, NSI-28 held at G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal, 3rd – 5th November 2003
  4. Koparkar P.V. and Arun R.; A Universal three channel Real-Time Data Acquisition System for Seismic Studies; Inter-National Conference on Sensors, Signal Processing Communication, Control and Instrumentation [ SSPCCIN]; pp. 108 – 110,  VIT, Pune, 3 – 5 January 2008
  5. Koparkar, P.V.; “Development of an UV monitor for accurate measurement of radiation flux” at the International Conference on Instrumentation ICI-2009 held at Cummins College for Women during 21st – 23rd January 2010
  6. Koparkar, P. V.; “A Compact Seismic Vertical Sensor for Earthquake studies” at the International Conference on Instrumentation ICI-2009 held at Cummins College for Women during 21st – 23rd January 2010
  7. Koparkar, P. V.; “ Fast track to the future of the North East: Information & Communication Technologies” at National Seminar on ICT in Education, held at Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong during September 13 – 15, 2011
  8. Koparkar, P. V.; “An Integrated Automatic hydro meteorological monitoring system” at the National Symposium on Instrumentation on “Hydro meteorological Instrumentation” at  Invertis University Bareilly held during 20 – 22 October 2011
  9. Koparkar, P. V.; “A Novel technique for atmospheric vertical potential and point discharge measurements” at the National Symposium on Instrumentation, held at CSIR – Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh during 30th Oct. – 1st Nov.2012
  10. Koparkar, P. V.; “A cost effective alternative for landmine location using an infra red (IR) sensing radio controlled microcopter” at the National Symposium on Instrumentation, held at CSIR – Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh during 30th Oct. – 1st Nov.2012
  11. Koparkar, P.V.; “Airborne afforestration using bamboo stakes for augmentation of forest cover in hilly and recalcitrant regions” at the National Seminar on Green Technologies for sustainable environmental management (GTSEM-13) held at the School of Environment & Natural Resources, Doon University, Dehradun between March 22-23, 2013