Than Singh Saini

Designation:    Assistant Professor
Department:    Physics
Qualification:    Ph.D. (Delhi Technological University, Delhi); Ramanujan Fellowship Awardee
Phone No:    01744-233-568
Area of Interest:    

Nonlinear Fiber Optics; Integrated Photonics; Fiber Bragg Grating Based Accelerometer; 2-D Material Coated Fiber based Photonic Devices; Fiber Lasers; Photonic Quantum Technology in Specialty Optical Fiber and Waveguide Devices; Computational Photonics.

(Interested Ph.D., M. Sc., M. Tech., and B. Tech. students can contact if they are interested to work for their projects in above mentioned research fields)

Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to contact if they are interested for applying NPDF (SERB, Gov. of India) and Institute postdoctoral fellowships at NIT Kurukshetra.

Experience: (Teaching and Research: 10 Years)
Assistant Professor: NIT Kurukshetra, India (Nov. 2022 to continue).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom (Sep. 2021 – Nov. 2022).

Assistant Professor (Guest Faculty): Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India (March 2021 – May, 2021).
C.V. Raman Postdoctoral Fellow: Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India (Oct. 2019 – March, 2021).
Postdoctoral Fellow: Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2019).
National Postdoctoral Fellow:  (NPDF): CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh, India (July 27, 2016 – Sept. 29, 2017).
Lecturer: Satya College of Engineering and Technology, Palwal, HR, India. (Aug. 17, 2008 – Nov. 30, 2011).

Research Credit:
(Cumulative Impact Factor: 140; Citations: 1028; h-index: 21; i-10 index: 34).

Publications: (Total publications: >100)
* Journal publications

* Conference proceedings/presentations: 54 (Online published) + 29 (presentations in conferences/workshops).
* Book Chapters: 1 (Publisher: Apple Academic Inc., Florida, USA).

Course(s) Taught:
At NIT Kurukshetra:

2023-24: (Theory Classes)
M.Sc. (Physics) (I-Sem.): Classical Mechanics (PHPC501); Aug. 2023 – Dec. 2023.
B. Tech. (VII-Sem.): Open Elective: Physics of Energy Harvesting Technologies (PHOE402); July 2023 – Dec. 2023.
B. Tech. (I-Sem.): Physics-I (PHIC101); Aug. 2023 – Dec. 2023.
2023-24: (Practical Classes)
Practical (LAB.): M. Sc. (I-Semester): Computational Lab; Aug. 2023 – Dec. 2023.
Practical (LAB.): B. Tech. (I-Semester): Physics Laboratory (PHIC101); Aug. 2023 – Dec. 2023.

2022-23: (Theory Classes)
B. Tech. (II-Semester): Physics-II (PHIC12); Feb. 2023 – June. 2023.
B. Tech. (I-Semester): Physics-I (PHIC11); Nov 2022 – Feb. 2023.
2022-23: (Practical Classes)
Practical (LAB.): B. Tech. (II-Semester): Physics Laboratory (PHIC12); Feb. 2023 – June 2023.
Practical (LAB.): B. Tech. (I-Semester): Physics Laboratory (PHIC11); Nov. 2022 – Feb. 2023.

2023: (Seminar):
M. Tech. (Nanomaterials & Nano-Technology- 2nd Sem.): Feb. 2023- Jun. 2023.

At DTU, Delhi: Fiber Optic Communication System [B. Tech. (Engineering Physics) VI Semester]; 2021;  At SCET: Introductory Physics course for 1st Year Bachelors in Technology students (Semester-I & II).(Quantum mechanics, Electromagnetism, Optics, Fiber optics, Lasers,  Theory of Relativity, Solid State Physics, NanoScience, Nuclear Physics, and Waves and Oscillations). 2008 – 2011.

Foreign Visit (Research/Academic purpose):
– United Kingdom: University of Southampton, Sept. 2021 – Nov. 2022.
– USA: San Francisco, California: SPIE Photonic West 2019 Conference, 3 – 7 February 2019.

– Japan: Postdoctoral Researcher: Optical Functional Materials Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya-468-8511, Japan; 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2019.
– Russia: Visiting Researcher: The International Research Centre for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, ITMO University (Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics), Saint Petersburg-199034, Russia, 18 – 26 March 2017.
– USA: San Diego, California: SPIE-Leadership workshop 8 August 2015; Optics & Photonics conference, 9 – 13 August 2015.
– USA: University of Arizona, Arizona: OSA Chapter Student Leadership Workshop18 October 2014 Fio/LS conference 19-23 October, 2014.
– USA: Stanford University, Stanford: Siegman International School on Lasers; 3 – 8 August 2014.
– USA: San Diego, California: SPIE-Optics & Photonics conference and Chapter leadership workshop; 24 – 29 August 2013.

Member of International Boards/Committees:
+ Editorial Board Member of Optics: Science Publishing Group, NY, USA 2018 – Dec. 2020.
+ Member: SPIE 2019 Education Committee, USA 2019 – Dec. 2021.
+ Executive Officer: Optica (OSA) “Fiber Modeling and Fabrication” Technical Group, March 2019-2021.
+ Event Officer: Optica (OSA) “Lasers in Manufacturing” Technical Group, April 2019 – March 2020.

Talk / lectures delivered:
* T. S. Saini, Invited Talk on the topic “Specialty Optical Fibers and Waveguides for Nonlinear Applications,” in Faculty Development Program (FDP) entitled “Recent Advances in Physical, Bio- and- Life Sciences”  Feb. 6-10, 2-23 in Online Mode, Organized by Department of Physics, Sharda School of Basic Sciences and Research, in collaboration with IQAC, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India.
*T. S. Saini, Invited Lecture on topic “Mid-IR Photonics: Specialty Optical Fibers and Integrated Waveguides,” at online International Conference on Recent Advances in Functional Materials (RAFM-2022) organized by Department of Physics, IQAC and Star College Scheme (GoI), Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma (ARSD) College, University of Delhi from 14 -16th March 2022.
* T. S. Saini, “Importance of meditation to enhance our teaching-learning ability,”28/08/2020, One day International Webinar on “How to achieve higher education even under unfavorable conditions,” 28/08/2020 organized by Swami Vivekananda Govt. College, Nagda, MP, India.
* T. S. Saini, “Specialty Optical Fiber for Nonlinear and High Power Delivery Devices,”01/07/2020, Online FDP on “Various Research Opportunities in Electronics and Communication Engineering,” 01/07/2020 to 03/07/2020 organized by ECE Dept., RISE Krishna Sai Prakasam Group of Institutions, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh-523272 India.
* T. S. Saini, “Photonic crystal fibers and their application,” 21 March 2017, The International Research Centre for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, The Metamaterials Laboratory, ITMO University (Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics), Saint Petersburg-199034, Russia.
* T. S. Saini,Photonic crystal fibers: Benefits and Applications,” (10 March. 2017) 5-days short-term course on “Optical Fibers & Their Applications,” 06 March – 10 March 2017, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTR), Sector-26, Chandigarh-160019, India.
* T. S. Saini, “Photonic crystal fibers,” Continuous Education Program (CEP) on “Photonics for Detonics” Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL)-DRDO, Ramgarh Range, 27 Feb. – 03 March 2017, Chandigarh, India.
* T. S. SainiDesigning of photonic crystal fibers for supercontinuum generation” at CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh, 31 July 2015, India.



[1] Ramanujan Fellowship: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India (2023).
[2] IoE Teaching Fellowship: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Challakere Campus (2022; under Institute of Eminence (IoE) Scheme).
[3] C.V. Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, (2019-2021; under Institute of Eminence(IoE) Scheme).
[4] National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF): Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India (2016).
[5] Best Paper Presentation Award: IONS Asia-6 Conference, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-KGP, WB, India (2014).
[6] SPIE travel grant to serve as a facilitator for the Student Leadership Workshop, San Diego, USA, (2015).
[7] OSA chapter officer travel grant: (OSA DEC Chapter) to attend Frontier in Optics, Tucson, AZ, USA (2014).
[8] SPIE Best Paper Presentation Award: ICOL-2014, IRDE (DRDO) Dehradun, India (2014).

[9] Best Paper Presentation Award: SPIE- Winter School on Photonics, IISER-Kolkata, India (2013).
[10] People Choice Award: Optics Outreach Games, SPIE- An international society for optics and photonics, San Diego, USA (2013).
[11] SPIE Chapter Officer Travel Grant to attend SPIE- Optics & Photonics, San Diego, CA, USA (2013).
[12] Best Prize-II for Writing Scientific Essay: Aligarh College of Engg. & Management, Aligarh, India (2 Feb. 2006).
[13]‘Ekikrit Scholarship: from of Uttar Pradesh, India (1996).

 Short Term Courses / School Attended:
[1] Faculty Development Program: AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Online Elementary FDP on “Photonics Technology: A New Era of Communication” from 21/09/2021 to 25/09/2021 at Indian Institute of Information Technology Ranchi.
[2] Workshop on “High Power Fiber Laser: Opportunities and Challenges”, 27 – 28 February 2020, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India.
[3] INUP Hands-on Training on “Nanofabrication Technologies” 07 – 15 February 2017, CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore, India.
[4] Faculty Development Programme under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme-II (TEQIP-II) on “Environmental Pollution: Monitoring & Control”, 24 to 28 October 2016, Environment Engg., Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India.
[5] Short term course under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme-II (TEQIP-II) on “Laser Processing for Manufacturing: Technology and Applications September 2015 to 13 September 2015, IIT Delhi, India.
[6] Summer School: “Siegman International School on Lasers 2014” one week programme; 3 August 2014 to 9 August 2014, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
[7] Winter School: “SPIE- Winter School on Photonics,” 26th December 2013 to 29th December 2013; IISER-Kolkata, WB, India.

Involvement in Social/student activities
2015: Vice President, OSA DCE Chapter, Delhi Technological University.
2015: President, SPIE-DCE Chapter, Delhi Technological University.

2014: Vice President, SPIE-DCE Chapter, Delhi Technological University.

Reviewer of Journals/conference proceedings/international grants.

  • Reviewer of the International Journals: (i) Optics Letters (OSA)2015 – present; (ii) Photonic Technology Letters (IEEE)2015 – present; (iii) Applied Optics (OSA)2015 – present; (iv) Optik – International Journal for Light and Electron Optics (Elsevier)2016 – present; (v) Journal of Lightwave Technology (IEEE/OSA) 2017 – present; (vi) Optics Express (OSA) 2017 – present;(vii) Advances in OptoElectronics (Hindawi) 2017 – present; (viii) Optical Engineering (SPIE) 2017 – present, (ix) Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (IEEE) 2017 – present;(x) Optics Communications(Elsevier) 2017 – present; (xi) Journal of Applied Physics (AIP) 2018 – present; (xii) Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials(JOAM)2018 – present;(xiii) Superlattices and Microstructures (Elsevier) 2018– present, (xiv) Journal of Optical Society of America-B (JOSA-B; OSA) 2018 – present; (xv) Optical Fiber Technology (Elsevier) 2018– present, (xvi) Optical Materials Express (OSA) 2018 – present; (xvii) Photonics Research (OSA) 2018 – present; (xviii) High Power Laser Science and Engineering (Cambridge University Press); (xix) Optical and Quantum Electronics (Springer Nature) 2019 – present, (xx) Laser Physics Letter (IOP Publishing) 2019 – present; (xxi) Optical Materials (Elsevier) 2019– present; (xxii) Applied Physics Express (IOP Publishing) 2019 – present; (xxiii) Frequenz: Journal of RF-Engineering and Telecommunications (DE GRUYTER)2019 – present; (xxiv) Optics and Laser Technology(Elsevier) 2019 – present,(xxv) Materials Research Express (IOP) 2020 – present. (xxvi) Optics and Lasers in Engineering(Elsevier) 2020– present; (xxvii) Frontiers of Optoelectronics (Springer) 2020 – present; (xxviii) IEEE Access (IEEE) 2020 – present; (xxix) SN Applied Sciences (Springer Nature) 2020 – present, (xxx) Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (Springer) 2020 – present; (xxxi) Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics (Springer Science+Business Media) 2020-present; (xxxii) International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley) 2020-present; (xxxiii) Results in Optics (Elsevier) 2020-present; (xxxiv) Optics and Laser Technology (Elsevier) 2020-present; (xxxv) IEEE Sensors Journal (IEEE) 2020-present; (xxxvi) PRAMAN Journal of Physics (Springer, Indian Academy of Science) 2021-continue.(xxxvii) Scientific Reports (Springer Nature) 2021-continue; (xxxviii) Journal of Non-Crystalline Solid (Elsevier) 2021-continue, (xxxix) Microwave and Optical Technology Letter (John Wiley & Sons) 2022 – continue; (xxxx) Journal of Materials Chemistry C (Royal Society of Chemistry) 2022 – continue; (xxxxi) European Physical Journal D (Springer)2022 – continue; ; (xxxxii) Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Taylor & Francis, UK) 2023 – continue; (xxxxiii) Physica Scripta (IOP Publishing Ltd.): 2023 – continue..
  • Reviewer of the International conference proceedings: (i) IEEE CRALT-2016(Conference on Recent Advances in Lightwave Technology), Bangalore, Karnataka, India, September 21-23, 2016. (ii) The Second International Conference on Mechanical, Electric and Industrial Engineering (MEIE2019), Hangzhou, China. (iii) The Third International Workshop on Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering (IWMSME2020), Hangzhou, China, April 18-20, 2020. 
  • Reviewer of International Grants: (i) OSA- Incubic Milton Chang Travel Grant, 2016 (USA). (ii) SPIE Education Grant 2019, Cycle-I & II (USA). (iii) OSA- Siegman International School on Lasers 2019 (USA). (iv) SPIE Education Grant 2020, Cycle-I& II (USA).