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HARSHIT LAKHOTIA

+49-15163233057
innovharshit@gmail.com

(Doctoral candidate- MPQ, garching)

in.linkedin.com/pub/harshit-lakhotia/7b/79/22a/

Address

Gender
DOB
Nationality

Appr. No. 60
17 Riemerfeldring
Garching (Bavaria)
Pin - 85748, Germany
Male
19 November 1990
Indian

Education
2009-2014
Institution
Descipline
CGPA

Integrated Bachelor-Master of Science(BS-MS)


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata
Physics
9.09/10

2007-2008
Board
Institution
Marks obtained

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination


Rajasthan Board of secondary Education
Lal Bahadur Shastri Sr. Sec. School
78.9%

2005-2006
Board
Instituion
Marks obtained

All India Secondary School Examination


Central Board of Secondary Education
Gwalior Glory High school
91.2%

Courses taken and marks obtained (in absolute grading scale) during undergraduate studies

Semester #
& GPA/10
1
8.56/10

2
8.89/10

Physics

Classical
Mechanics I,
Mechanics Lab
Electrodynamics
I,
Thermodynamics
Lab

Mathemati
cs

Biology

Chemistr
y

Interdisciplin
ary

Additional

Real Analysis

Cell Biology
+ Lab

Organic &
inorganic
Chemistry
+ Lab

Communication
Skills

Computer
Science
(Linux
operation
and python
programmin
g)

Linear
Algebra

Genetics +
Lab

Physical
Chemistry+
Lab

Thermodynamic
s

Electronics

3
8.38/10
4
8.63/10
5
9.29/10

Quantum
Mechanics I +
Optics Lab

Complex
Analysis

Biochemistry

Molecular
Spectrosco
py + Lab

Vibration, Waves
and Optics +
Modern Physics
Lab

Probability &
Statistics

Evolutionar
y Biology

Bonding
Structure &
Symmetry

Indian Heritage
in Science,
Literature & Art
Earth
Science

6
9.29/10

Computer Laboratory(C++), Computational Physics using Matlab/Octave, Classical Mechanics II,


Electrodynamics II, Quantum Mechanics II, Vacuum Lab + PCB design + Industrial workshop,
Number Theory
Statistical Mechanics, Condensed Matter Physics (Theory, Lab), Nuclear & Particle Physics
(Theory, Lab), Biophysics, Statistic Laboratory

7
9.33/10

Numerical Analysis, Advanced Mathematical methods, Quantum mechanics III, Quantum Field
Theory, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Electromagnetism 3.

8
9.83/10

Computer Laboratory, General Relativity and Cosmology, Nonlinear Dynamics, Biological Physics,
Laboratory and Theory Rotation, Seminar Course

9
9.80/10

Masters Project, Advanced Electricity Magnetism and Optics, Evolutionary Dynamics

10
9.80/10

Masters Project, Quantum Information Processing

Research Experience
Since June 2014

Supervisor

2013 -14
Supervisor
Summary

Attosecond pump-probe spectroscopy in solids


Dr. Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Attoelectronics group leader, Max Planck for
Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany.

Spin Hall(SH) and Goos-Hnchen(GH) shifts from scattering from


plasmonic nanostructures.
Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education
and Research, Kolkata, India.
One of the main objectives of my present work is to present a theory based on
conventional Jones and Mueller matrix algebra for analysis, interpretation and
quantification of the scattering mediated SOI effects via measurable polarimetry
characteristics, namely, diattenuation d (differential attenuation of orthogonal
polarization states) and retardance
(phase shift between orthogonal
polarization states) . I am also setting up a dark field microscopic imaging
system
to measure polarimetric parameters due to scattering from plasmonic
nanostructures.

May-July 2013
Supervisor
Summary

Polarization microscopic imaging


Dr. Samarendra K Mohanty, Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Arlington,
TX, USA
The work was carried out towards the development of the polarimetric imaging
setup under the inverted microscope for doing the single cell polarimetric
imaging of the biological samples. The setup was automated using Labview
Program for the extraction of polarimetric properties like Retardence,
Depolarization and Diattenuation was written. The program take the crude
sample images, selects the region of interest and decomposes from each and
every pixel the above written polarimetric properties. The polarimteric images
were then reconstructed using the decomposed values from each and every
pixel. I also wrote a program for analysing the movement of cell in trap and to
extract the coefficient of stiffness from the series of time resolved images
obtained from the particle in the trap. The developed program uses image
processing module of matlab.

May-July 2012
Supervisor

Development and characterization of optically trappable SERS probes


Dr.P.K.Gupta, Distinguished Scientist and Sunita Ahlawat, Scientific officer E,
Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology(RRCAT), Indore, India.

Summary

In this project, work

was carried out towards the development and

characterization of micrometer-sized dielectric beads with metal nanoparticles


attached to their surface for their use as optically trappable SERS active probe. In
this experiment we characterize the optimum amount of coating of gold that can
be done on the dielectric silica beads so that it remains in the trap while showing
the SERS phenomenon. We also tried to quantify that how the trapping efficiency
and SERS enhancement changes with change in the shape of metal nanoparticle.
For extracting very weak Raman signal from the background I wrote the matlab
program, which does the polynomial fit and subtract the background to give only
the required Raman Signals.

May-July 2011
Supervisor
Summary

Eigenvalue calibration for


Mueller matrix measurement system
designed for both elastic and Inelastic scattering (fluorescence)
polarimetric measurements.
Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education
and Research, Kolkata, India.
A novel spectral Mueller matrix measurement system for both elastic and
Inelastic scattering (fluorescence) polarimetric measurements was developed. In
this approach, four required elliptical polarization states are sequentially
generated and analysed by using a polarization state generator (comprising of a
fixed linear polarizer and a rotating quarter waveplate) and polarization state
analyzer unit (similar arrangement, but positioned in a reverse order).
Performance of Mueller matrix setup developed in the lab was calibrated using
Eigen value calibration method. I worked on the Eigen value calibration of the
system where I took 16 spectral reading from the 4 known samples and wrote a
matlab code to extract the
PSG(Polarization state generator) matrix and
PSA(Polarization state Analyzer) matrix of the setup. Following successful
calibration, the system was initially explored in quantitative elastic scattering and
fluorescence polarimetric studies on normal and cancerous human cervical
tissues

Short Duration Projects


Jan-May 2013
Supervisor

Saturation absorption spectroscopy of Rubidium was done. Power broadening


and cross-over resonances of 87Rb F = 2 to F = 2 transition was analysed at
different pum intensities. Natural line width of Rubidium was obtained.
Dr. Ayan Banerjee, Assistant Professor , IISER Kolkata

Jan-May 2013
Supervisor

Study of Quantum Zeno effect

Aug- Dec 2012


Supervisor

Study of Landau level problem and integer quantum Hall effect.


Dr. Sidharth Lal, Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata

April 2012

Solving Differential equation describing the Action potential in Neurons using


Euler, RK4, Predictor Corrector and ODE45 methods and comparing their results
with exact solution.
Dr. Priyanka Shukla, Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata

Supervisor
April 2011
Supervisor
April 2010

Supervisor

Prof. PrasantaPanigrahi, Instructor Seminar Course, IISER Kolkata

Using the finite-difference time domain method to numerically find the solution
of Maxwell equation and to simulate the field distribution due to moving charge.
Dr. Rajesh Kumble Nayak, Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata
To determine the percentage energy transfer and coefficient of restitution during
multiple collisions between a body moving on an inclined frictionless surface of
Linear Air Track and a wall. Also using the same system for determination of
acceleration due to gravity.
Dr. Satyabrata Raj and Dr. Gautam Dev Mukherjee, Assistant Professer, IISER
Kolkata.

Computer Skills
Operating system
Microsoft Windows (7, Vista, XP) and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuse, Fedora)
Programming Langs. C
Scripting Langs.
MATLAB, Python, LaTeX, and PERL.
Software
LabView, MicrosoftOffice.andOriginPro.

Journal Publications
July 2013

Quantitative fluorescence and elastic scattering tissue polarimetry


using an Eigenvalue calibrated spectroscopic Mueller matrix system
Jalpa Soni, Harsh Purwar, Harshit Lakhotia, Shubham Chandel, Chitram
Banerjee, Uday Kumar, and Nirmalya Ghosh, Optics Express Vol. 21, Issue
13, pp. 15475-15489 (2013), (doi:10.1364/OE.21.015475)

September 2013

Above work got highlighted in The Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics


Vol. 8, Issue 8.

Conference Proceedings
February 2012

February 2014

Development and Eigenvalue calibration of an automated spectral


Mueller matrix system for biomedical polarimetry Harsh Purwar
Jalpa Soni, Harshit Lakhotia, Shubham Chandel, Chitram Banerjee,
appeared in SPIE proceedings vol.8230
Total internal reflection fluorescence polarization imaging of red
blood cells Harshit Lakhotia, Mathias I. Ajaeroh, Samarendra K.

Mohanty, Paper 8954-7, accepted for oral presentation in Nanoscale Imaging,


Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications X session of BIOS, SPIE
Photonics West.
February 2014

Mueller matrix polarimetric imaging of neurons Mathias I. Ajaeroh,


Harshit Lakhotia, Paper 8928-100, accepted for oral presentation in
Optogenetics and Optical Control of Cells session of BIOS, SPIE Photonics West.

Poster Presentation
July 2015

High Hamonic Generation from wide band dielectrics Harshit Lakhotia, T.T. Luu,
M. Garg, M. Zhan, A. Moulet, S. Yu. Kruchinin, M. Th. Hassan and E. Goulielmakis
at workshop on"Ultrafast laser development and applications" in Wildbad
Kreuth, Germany

June 2011

Automated Spectral Mueller Matrix Polarimeter Harsh Purwar, Jalpa


Soni, Harshit Lakhotia, Shubham Chandel, Chitram Banerjee, Nirmalya Ghosh
presented in a workshop on `Trends in Optics' at S.N. Bose National Centre for
Basic Sciences, Kolkata,India.

February 2014
red

Quantitative microscopic Mueller matrix polarimetric imaging of


blood cells Harshit Lakhotia, Mathias I. Ajaeroh, Nirmalya Ghosh,
Samarendra K. Mohanty, Paper 8947-87, accepted for poster presentation in
Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XII
session of BIOS, SPIE Photonics West.

Teaching Assitantship
Fall 2013
introduction

PH1101, Physics 1 course. This is a basic physics course consisting of

Course Instructor

Prof. Soumitra Banerjee, IISER Kolkata

Spring 2014
Course Instructor

PH3204, Advanced Optics Laboratory


Prof. Nirmalya Ghosh, Prof. Ayan Banerjee, Dr. Uday Kumar

to basic Mechanics, Optics and basic Quantum mechanics.

Achievements and Awards


2014-Present

The International Max Planck Research School of Advanced Photonics(IMPRS-APS)


fellow

2009-2014

Awarded Inspire Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, India.

June 2013

Secured a Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) of 9.83/10.00 & Department


Rank 1 during the 8th Semester of Int. BS-MS at IISER Kolkata.

May 2013

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Fellowship of $2000

March 2013

Granted financial support of Rs 100,000 from IISER Kolkata for International


travel during summer internship

May-July 2012

Received Summer Research fellowship (SRF) of Indian Academy of Science(IAS)


to work under the guidance Dr.P.K.Gupta, Distinguished scientist, RRCAT,
Indore.

May-July 2012

Awarded Summer research fellowship by Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced


Scientific Research(JNCASR), but could not avail the fellowship since I was
already SRF of IAS.

August 2010

Attended Asian Science Camp at Mumbai, India

2005

School Topper Award in National Science Olympiad 2005 conducted by Science


Olympiad Foundation with all India Percentile of 91.

C0-Curricular Activities
2013-2014

I and other members of SPIE chapter have taken a very ambitious task of
educating students on optics by visiting different schools and demonstrating
fascinating optics experiments to them. This outreach will witness more than
20000 students from around 200 schools located in East India, Nepal, Bhutan
and Bangladesh.

2012-2013

Fest Coordinator, Inquivesta 2013, annual science festival of IISER Kolkata.

2012-2013

Treasurer and founder member of the SPIE chapter of IISER Kolkata.

2011-2012

Event Organizer of event Land of Secret Treasures (L.O.S.T) in Annual Science


Festival (Inquivesta 12) of IISER-Kolkata.

2011-2012

C0- Editor, Hindi Magazine (Sparsh), published by IISER-Kolkata

2010-2011

Co-Event Organizer of event Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.) in Annual Science


Festival (Inquivesta - 11) of IISER-Kolkata.

2005

Participated in 800m Race in West Zone Sports Meet - 05 organized by


CBSE(Central Board of Secondary Education).