CV July 2017

I am born and raised in Silchar, a small town nestled in the valley of the river Barak and surrounded by tea plantations. It does have an airport,  but modern, electrical railway lines were only just inaugurated (21st Nov 2015). Isolated from the mainland India and with minimal opportunities, we, the proud children of Barak Valley, Assam (India), currently live and work across the world.

I am an alumni of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar, batch of 1992, obtaining a First Class B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering. During the period 1992 to 1999, I worked in the industry for almost 6 years. In Sep 2000, I enrolled for my M.Sc. at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. I graduated in 2002 (First Class Honors), and joined Academia as a lecturer at NIT, Rourkela. Two years later, I decided to pursue doctoral studies in the United Kingdom.

My research comprises computational modelling in neuroscience : (1) applying engineering to medicine and biology (2) applying biologically inspired concepts to engineering. During early 2015, I recieved two research funds from the Royal Academy of Engineering for a combined value of approximately £17,000; I was the Principal Investigator in both projects.

At the same time, I enjoy teaching. During November 2014, I wrote up a 4000 word portfolio based on my experiences and practices as a teacher at both NIT Rourkela, India and University of Lincoln, UK. Based on this, I was awarded the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) during March 2015.

I have gathered valuable experience working across continents and have thoroughly enjoyed knowing and integrating with local cultures, traditions and work ethos. The only gaps in my career were due to personal circumstances: marriage, childbirth and other family issues. Despite these, I have maintained a dynamic research and scholarly activities portfolio. I remain young at heart, and work has been my recreation, my religion.

Find my career details on my LinkedIn profile. A Curriculum Vitae is attached at the bottom of this page.

Basabdatta Sen-Bhattacharya,
9 Aug 2017, 08:19