Krishna Agarwal

Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Technology

UiT- The Arctic University of Norway


Krishna Agarwal received her Ph.D from National University of Singapore in the year 2011 and B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, India, in 2003. She was awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship for the year 2017-2019 and is currently an Associate Professor at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway. She was awarded the "Young Scientist Award" by Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI) in the year 2011. She was a post-doctoral associate at Singapore-MIT Alliance research & Technology Centre since 2014 to 2016. She was a research fellow at National University of Singapore from 2010 to 2014. She was a Scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organization, India, from 2003 to 2006 and worked towards the development of the front end of the active phased array radars. Her current research interests are computational nanoscopy, super-resolution imaging, and inverse problems.
My research group page -

  • Looking for 1 postdoc in distributed computing (if interested email :
  • Looking for 2 Postdocs on optics and instrumentation (if interested email:
  • Looking for 1 Ph.D Student on optics and instrumentation (if interested email:
  • Looking for 1 Ph.D Student on electromagnetics inverse problem for phase less data (if interested email:
  • RCN Young researcher grant FRIPRO-FRINATEK(PI, NOK 8million, 2019-2023)
  • RCN research grant Nano2021 (Co-PI, NOK 10 million, 2019-2023)
  • ERC Starting Grant 2018 successful (PI Euro 1.5 million, 2019-2024)
  • RCN research grant Biotek 2018 (Co-PI, NOK 8 million, 2019-2021)
  • Paper accepted in Scientific Reports.
  • Paper accepted in Scientific Reports.
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (Project Investigator - Euros 208,000, 2017-2019).
  • MUSICAL - Nature Communications paper published (link).

Other Achievements:

·Selected for AURORA outstanding program by Tromso Research Foundation & UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
·Awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship 2017-2019 .
·Selected for Digital Life Excellence by Centre for Digital Life Norway.
·"Best Presentation Award" in the SMART BioSym Annual Workshop 2015.
·Received "Young Scientist Award" from Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI) at XXX General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, 2011. 
·Received "President Graduate Fellowship Award" from National University of Singapore, during 2008 - 2010.
·Received "NUS Research Scholarship" from National University of Singapore, during 2006 - 2008. 
·Received "Best Student Award" from Indian Institute of Technology(ISM), Dhanbad, India, 2003.
Professional Activities:
  • Course co-ordinator & instructor - Fluctuations based fluorescence nanoscopy (FYS-3810)
  • Co-lecturer, Optical Nanoscopy (Course FYS-3029), UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway, 2017.
  • Session Chair and Jury member, Best Student Paper Award for PIERS 2017, Singapore.
  • Organizing Special Session at PIERS 2017, Singapore on "Imaging and Super-resolution Techniques for Biomedical Imaging Problems". 
  • Co-lecturer, Electromagnetics & Applications (Course 30.102), Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, 2016.
  • Co-coordinator for "2015 Bootcamp: Integrative Approach to Understand Cell Functions" 27th July-6th August 2015, Co-organized by MBI,DBS,SMART.
  • Invited for School Outreach at CHIJ School, Singapore.
  • Reviewer for journals - IEEE TMTT, IEEE TAP, IEEE TGRS, IEEE GRSL, IEEE AWPL, Optics Express, Optics Letters, PIER, JEMWA, RFMiCAE.
  • Conference reviewer - IMWS-Bio 2013, IMWS-AMP 2015, IMWS-Bio 2015.
  • Poster Chair for IMWS-Bio 2013.
  • Session chair for IMWS-Bio 2015.