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Name : Dr. Anuj Kumar Sharma
Designation : Assistant Professor, Physics
Department : Department of Applied Sciences
Qualification : Ph.D. (I.I.T Delhi)
Phone : +11-33861252 (O)
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Position Held


Position held




Assistant Professor (Physics)

National Institute of Technology Delhi (India)

November 2014 - Present


Assistant Professor (Physics)

Gautam Buddha University Greater Noida (India)

September 2010 - November 2014


Technical Analyst

ASML Netherlands B.V. Veldhoven (The Netherlands)

July 2008 - May 2010


Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (Germany)

July 2007 - June 2008


Research Associate

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)

June 2006 - June 2007



June 2006

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Thesis Title:  “Studies on surface plasmon resonance based fiber optic sensors”

Supervisor: Professor B. D. Gupta

M.Sc. (Physics)

May 2001

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Specialization: Engineering Physics

Project title: "Fractals and Chaos"

Supervisor: Professor A. K. Jain


July 1999

C. C. S. University Meerut

Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics


Awards & Honors

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal Since April 2019
  • Associate Editor of Optical Fiber Technology (Elsevier Journal) Since February 2019
  • Received Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (Germany) in 2007-08.


Research Areas:

  • Plasmonics in thin layers and grating structures
  • Optical Sensors and Biosensors
  • Fiber Optics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Opto-electronics
  • Semiconductor Lithography
  • Technology Management

Research/ Editorial/ Press Activities

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal since April 2019.
  • Associate Editor of Optical Fiber Technology Journal (Elsevier) since February 2019.
  • Citations: More than 2500 (h-index: 21 as per Google Scholar on April 30, 2019)
  • Peer review activities: Actively participating for nearly 13 years as Reviewer and Adjudicator for more than 25 prominent international Physics journals such as Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Journal of Optics, New Journal of Physics, Material Letters, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, IEEE Sensors, Plasmonics, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Optical Fiber Technology, Journal of Optical Society of America (JOSA) B, Optical Material Express (OMEx) etc.
  • Included in top ten reviewers for 2018 by SPIE journal of Optical Engineering (2019)
  • Achieved “Outstanding Reviewer Status” for reviewing in Elsevier journal of Optical Fiber Technology in 2018.
  • Editorial board member of American Journal of Optics and Photonics (since Feb. 2018)
  • Paper in Journal of Optics: Pure and Applied Optics (vol.9, pp.180-185, 2007) was chosen to appear in journal's "Highlights of 2007" collection.
  • Press Coverage: A full article published in BioPhotonics magazine’s March 2010 issue highlighting my research on fiber optic blood-group detection probe. (Weblink)

Research Guidance (7)

  • Ph.D.: 04 (2 complete, 2 ongoing)
  • M. Tech.: 02 (1 complete, 1 ongoing)
  • M.Phil.: 01 (complete)

Ongoing Research Project (1)

  • Principal Investigator of research project sponsored by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India (August 2018 – July 2020)
  • Project Title: Analysis and design of plasmon-based photonic devices utilizing enhanced light absorption in metallic nanostructure



Position Organization Duration
Dean (Student Welfare) N.I.T. Delhi July 2016 - March 2018
Head of Department (Applied Sciences) N.I.T. Delhi December 2014 - July 2016
Deputy Controller of Examination N.I.T. Delhi November 2016 - September 2017



Google Scholar Profile

Expert Talks

Invited Lectures/Talks

  • “Optical Sensors based on surface plasmons for biomedical applications” at National Workshop on Photonics in Medicine and Biology.                            (Manipal University, August 20-22, 2012)
  • “Plasmonics-based optical monitoring of relative humidity in environment” at International Humboldt Kolleg on Third Pole Demands Protection (HOPE-2013).   (Kumaun University, Sept. 12-14, 2013)
  • “Development of surface plasmon resonance based optical biosensors for various biomedical applications” at International Humboldt Kolleg on Bench to Bedside Translational Research. (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Nov. 15-17, 2013)

Professional Activities

Selection Committee Member


  • Member of IEEE (Membership no. 94572057)
  • Life Fellow Member of Optical Society of India (Membership no. L.815)
  • Life member of Indian Laser Association (Membership no. LM-1216)