Dr. Amit Pathak

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (D.D.U University, Gorakhpur)
Contact Information:
Tel. +91 Fax:(+91 542) 2368174/2368390
Email Id:amitpah@gmail.com; amit.pathak@bhu.ac.in

 
 
Academic Qualifications:
 
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.M.Sc.DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur2001
2.Ph. D.DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur2006
 
 
Professional Employments:

S. No.Name of the Post Name of the DepartmentName of the Inst./UnivDuration
2.Associate ProfessorPhysics DepartmentBanaras Hindu University (India)2017-Present
1.Assistant ProfessorPhysics DepartmentTezpur University (India)2010-2017

Area of specialization:
 

My main research interest lies in understanding the properties of interstellar dust and interstellar Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) molecules. I am interested in theoretical, observational and experimental spectroscopy of dust & PAHs using a multi-wavelength approach. I also have interest in astrobiological implications of these studies. On a wider perspective, I have interest in observational and theoretical modeling of interstellar dust, and theoretical and experimental spectroscopy of astrophysical molecules.
I am also working in exploring UV properties of the interstellar and intergalactic medium.

 
Current Research Projects:
 

S. No.Name of the Project DurationSource of FundingAmount of Funding (Rs)
1. Investigation of interstellar PAHs, pure and substituted: a combined approach (P.I) 2017- 2019DST-JSPS International Science & Technology Cooperation10.60 lacs
2.Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopic Investigation of Astrophysically relevant Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon molecules(PI)2017-2020DST-SERB, Govt. of India 49.13 lacs
3.Study of the Abundance and Characteristics of Interstellar Dust2018- 2021DST-SERB19.65 Lacs
4.X-ray/UV Relationship in Narrow-line Seyfert 1 Galaxy.(Co. I)2017- 2020SERB-DST, Govt. of India17.99 Lacs

 
Prizes, Distinctions, Awards if any:
 
  • Member Thirty Metre Telescope International Science Development Team (ISDT) for the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
  • Visiting Associateship of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, since August 2012
  • Life member of the Astronomical Society of India, Membership No. L2124.
  • Associate, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), France, 2006 onwards.
  • Reviewer of several journals including ApJ, PCCP, Planetary & Space Sc., etc.
List of 10 major Publications:
  1. Protonated PAHs as carriers of Diffuse Interstellar Bands, Amit Pathak & P. J. Sarre, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc. Lett., 2008, 391, L10
  2. Modeling the Interstellar Aromatic Infrared Bands with Co-added spectra of PAHs, Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2008, 485, 735
  3. TD-DFT calculations of electronic spectra of hydrogenated protonated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) molecules: implications for the origin of diffuse interstellar bands?, M. Hammonds, Amit Pathak & P. J. Sarre, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 4458
  4. HST/COS detection of a Ne VIII absorber towards PG 1407+265: An unambiguous tracer of collisionally ionized hot gas?, T. Hussain, S. Muzahid, A. Narayanan, R. Srianand, B. P. Wakker, J. C. Charlton & A. Pathak, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2015, 446, 2444.
  5. Survey of OVI absorption in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Amit Pathak, A. C. Pradhan, N. V. Sujatha & J. Murthy, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2011, 412, 1105
  6. Theoretical study of deuteronated PAHs as carriers for IR emission features in the ISM, M. Buragohain, Amit Pathak, P. J. Sarre, T. Onaka & I. Sakon, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2015, 454, 193.
  7. Interstellar dehydrogenated PAH anions: vibrational spectra, M. Buragohain, Amit Pathak, P.J. Sarre, N.K. Gour, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2018, 474, 4594.
  8. The distribution and kinematics of interstellar OVI in the MilkyWay, R. Sarma, Amit Pathak, J. Murthy & J. K. Sarma, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2017, 464, 4927.
  9. The Dust Content and Radiation Fields of Sample of galaxies in the ELAIS-N1 Field, Shalima P, R. Gogoi, Amit Pathak, R. Misra, R. Gupta & D. B. Vaidya, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 2015, 127, 726.
  10. Theoretical Infrared Spectra of Large Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Spectrochimica Acta A, 2007, 67, 898
Full List of Publications:
A. Referred Scientific Articles in International Journal of repute:
  1. DFT study of ve-membered ring PAHs", G. Devi, M. Buragohain, Amit Pathak, Planetary & Space Science, 2019, in press.
  2. Theoretical investigation of Reaction Kinetics and Thermodynamics of the Keto-Enol Tau-tomerism of 1, 3, 5-Triazin-2, 4 (1H, 3H) -Dione and its substituted systems utilizing Density Functional Theory and Transition State Theory Methods", P.M. Singh, H.K. Chakravarty, S.K.Jain, Amit Pathak, M.K. Singh, E. Arunan, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 2018,1141, 15.
  3. Modelling 30 Doradus in the Large Magellanic Cloud, G.Saikia, J. Singha, P. Shalima, R. Gogoi, Amit Pathak, Proceedings of The Cosmic Wheel and the Legacy of the AKARI archive: from galaxies and stars to planets and life, JAXA Special Publication, 2018, pp. 137 (ISSN 2433-2232 (Online) JAXA-SP-17-009E).
  4. Interstellar dehydrogenated PAH anions: vibrational spectra, M. Buragohain, Amit Pathak, P.J. Sarre, N.K. Gour, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2018, 474, 4594.
  5. Probing the infrared counterparts of diffuse far-ultraviolet sources in the Galaxy, G. Saikia, P. Shalima, R. Gogoi, Amit Pathak, Planetary & Space Science, 2017, 149, 77.
  6. Direct Observations of Different SunspotWaves Influenced by Umbral Flashes, A. Sharma, G.R. Gupta, D. Tripathi, V. Kashyap & Amit Pathak, Astrophys. J., 2017, 850, 206.
  7. Implications of an updated ultraviolet background for the ionization mechanisms of intervening Ne VIII absorbers, T. Hussain, V. Khaire, R. Srianand, S. Muzahid & Amit Pathak, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2017, 466, 3133.
  8. The distribution and kinematics of interstellar OVI in the MilkyWay, R. Sarma, Amit Pathak, J. Murthy & J. K. Sarma, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2017, 464, 4927.
  9. Comparison of Diffuse Infrared and Far-Ultraviolet emission in the Large Magellanic Cloud: The Data G. Saikia, P. Shalima, R. Gogoi & Amit Pathak, Planetary & Space Science, 2016, 133, 90.
  10. Mid-infrared vibrational study of deuterium containing PAH variants M. Buragohain, Amit Pathak, P. J. Sarre, T. Onaka & I. Sakon, Planetary & Space Science, 2016, 133, 97.
  11. Theoretical study of deuteronated PAHs as carriers for IR emission features in the ISM M. Buragohain, Amit Pathak, P. J. Sarre, T. Onaka & I. Sakon, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2015, 454, 193.
  12. Infrared Properties of laboratory-synthesized Nitrogencontaining Carbonaceous Composites (NCCs) I. Sakon, K. Sato, T. Onaka, Seiji Kimura, Setsuko Wada, Nanako Ogawa, Naohiko Ohkouchi & Amit Pathak, Asian Journ. Physics, Special Issue on Constituents of Interstellar Medium, Eds. B.G. Anandarao & S. Rastogi, 2015, 24 (No. 8), 1143.
  13. Spectral Properties of Astrophysical Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons M. Buragohain & Amit Pathak, Asian Journ. Physics, Special Issue on Constituents of Interstellar Medium, Eds. B.G. Anandarao & S. Rastogi, 2015, 24 (No. 8), 1127.
  14. FUSE view of Interstellar OVI R. Sarma, Amit Pathak & J. K. Sarma, Asian Journ. Physics, Special Issue on Constituents of Interstellar Medium, Eds. B.G. Anandarao & S. Rastogi, 2015, 24 (8), 1019.
  15. The Dust Content and Radiation Fields of Sample of galaxies in the ELAIS-N1 Field Shalima P, R. Gogoi, Amit Pathak, R. Misra, R. Gupta & D. B. Vaidya, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 2015, 127, 726.
  16. Relationship between X-ray spectral index and X-ray Eddington ratio for Mrk 335 and Ark 364 R. Sarma, S. Tripathi, R. Misra, G. Dewangan, A. Pathak & J. K. Sarma, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2015, 448, 1541.
  17. HST/COS detection of a Ne VIII absorber towards PG 1407+265: An unambiguous tracer of collisionally ionized hot gas? T. Hussain, S. Muzahid, A. Narayanan, R. Srianand, B. P. Wakker, J. C. Charlton & A. Pathak, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2015, 446, 2444.
  18. Theoretical Investigation of PAHs: Implications to Diffuse Interstellar Bands Amit Pathak, M. Buragohain, M. Hammonds & P. J. Sarre, Proceedings IAU Symposium 297: The Diffuse Interstellar Bands, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 9, 349.
  19. OVI absorption in the Milky Way along the Large Magellanic Cloud lines of sight R. Sarma, Amit Pathak, A. C. Pradhan, J. Murthy & J. K. Sarma, Adv. Space Res., 2014, 53, 963
  20. Observations of OVI absorption from the superbubbles of the Large Magellanic Cloud A. C. Pradhan, Amit Pathak, Jayant Murthy & D. K. Ojha, Supernova environmental impacts, Proceedings IAU Symposium 296: Supernova environmental impacts, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 9, 388.
  21. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules in astrophysics S. Rastogi, Amit Pathak & A. Maurya, Invited Review Article, AIP Conf. Proc., 2013, 1543, 49-63.
  22. Theoretical quantum chemical study of protonated - deuteronated PAHs: Interstellar implications M. Buragohain, Amit Pathak, Mark Hammonds & P. J. Sarre, AIP Conf. Proc., 2013, 1543, 258-264.
  23. Observations of Far Ultraviolet Diffuse Emission from the Small Magellanic Cloud A. C. Pradhan, J. Murthy & Amit Pathak, Astrophys. J., 2011, 743, 80
  24. Spectroscopy of protonated and deprotonated PAHs M. Hammonds, Amit Pathak, A. Candian & P.J. Sarre, EAS Publications Series, 2011, 46, 373.
  25. Survey of OVI absorption in the Large Magellanic Cloud Amit Pathak, A. C. Pradhan, N. V. Sujatha & J. Murthy, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc., 2011, 412, 1105
  26. Far ultraviolet diffuse emission from the Large Magellanic Cloud A.C. Pradhan, Amit Pathak & J. Murthy, Astrophys. J. Lett., 2010, 718, L141
  27. TD-DFT calculations of electronic spectra of hydrogenated protonated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) molecules: implications for the origin of diffuse interstellar bands? M. Hammonds, Amit Pathak & P. J. Sarre, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 4458
  28. Spectroscopic studies of micro-explosions G. Hegde, Amit Pathak, G. Jagadeesh, C. Oommen, E. Arunan & K. P. J. Reddy, Shock Waves: Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Springer, 2009, Part IV, 377
  29. Protonated PAHs as carriers of Diffuse Interstellar Bands Amit Pathak & P. J. Sarre, Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Soc. Lett., 2008, 391, L10
  30. Theoretical PAH emission models for aromatic infrared bands Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 251: Organic Matter in Space, Cambridge University Press, 2008, 4, 367.
  31. Modeling the Interstellar Aromatic Infrared Bands with Co-added spectra of PAHs Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2008, 485, 735
  32. Theoretical Spectra of PAHs in modeling Astrophysical IR features Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Advances in Space Research, 2007, 40, 1620
  33. Theoretical Infrared Spectra of Large Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Spectrochimica Acta A, 2007, 67, 898
  34. Computational Study of Neutral and Cationic Pericondensed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Chemical Physics, 2006, 326, 315
  35. Computational Study of Neutral and Cationic Catacondensed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Amit Pathak & Shantanu Rastogi, Chemical Physics, 2005, 313, 133
B. Conference Presentations:
  1. Oral and Poster presentations in more than 40 International and National conferences.

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