Dr. Abhijit Sarkar

Abhijit Sarkar (member 2013) obtained his Ph.D degree in Physics from Moscow in 1979.  During 1980, he worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  He subsequently joined Space Applications Centre, ISRO.

He has been ‘Prof Brahmprakash Scientist’ at the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Ahmedabad during March 2010 - February 2012.  Prior to this period, he worked as a Senior Scientist at the same organization for almost thirty years. He had been actively involved in the research activities on satellite oceanography and meteorology and held the position of Group Head of the Meteorology and Oceanography Group at the Space Applications Centre. He held coordination positions in the Oceansat programmes of ISRO right from its formulation. From 2007 till his retirement, he held the position of Project Director of Oceansat –2 Utilisation Project. 

His research areas include Microwave Remote Sensing, Satellite Oceanography, Electromagnetic Theory, Applications of Space borne Ocean data for Ocean Variability and Ocean State studies and Applications, Synergy of Space and in-situ data for Value Additions, Retrievals, Validations and Applications in Oceanography.  He had guided several students for their M. Tech Projects and six scholars for Ph. D. He is in the panel of Ph.D Guides in Gujarat University, Andhra University, Goa University and Berhampur University.

His research interests are in the applications of space-based microwave data for various societal and scientific objectives in the areas of oceanography and meteorology. He is particularly interested in teaching these subjects at graduate/post-graduate levels and writing books/manuals in related themes.

He is a Member of IEEE, a Fellow of IETE, Life Member of the Astronautical Society of India, the Indian Physics Association, the Ocean Society of India, Indian Society of Remote Sensing and the Indian Meteorological Society. He has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed national and international scientific journals.