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Dr. Pretam Kumar Das

Associate Professor 

Department of Physics

Pabna University of Science and Technology

Pabna, Bangladesh

Contact Information

+8801744356879  (Personal)

+88073164898 (Office)

pretam_phy@pust.ac.bd (Office)

pretam_nphy@yahoo.com (Personal)

Education

  • Reactor Engineering Course at BAEC at Training institute, Bangladesh Atomic Successfully, Energy Commission, Savar, Dhaka, completed 2019, Bangladesh.
  • Education Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Science, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan. Year of Passing: September 29, 2017.
  • Master of Science in Physics University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi. Result: First class 1st(75.13%), Year of passing: 2009.
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi. Result: First Class 6th (65.3%), Year of passing: 2008.

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor (05/07/2019 - present) Department of Physics, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh.
  • Assistant Professor (16/11/2013- 04/07/2019) Department of Physics, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh.
  • Doctoral Researcher (01/10/2014-30/09/2017) (MEXT Scholar) Division of Mathematics and Physics, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan
  • Lecturer (11/01/2012- 15/11/2013) Department of Physics, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh.
  • Lecturer (17/11/2011- 10/01/2012) Department of Physics, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Administrative or Other Experience

  • Proctor (17/04/2018-present) Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna-6600.
  • Director (01/08/2018-30/11/2018) Student Advisor office, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna.
  • Chairman (15/01/2018 - present) Department of Physics, Pabna University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Nuclear power reactor.
  • Reactor code MCNP and TRIGLAV.
  • Gamma Spectroscopy,
  • Gd-model,
  • Neutrino detector,
  • Radiation detection,
  • Detectors,
  • Nuclear Physics,
  • Nuclear Reactors,
  • Radioactivity,
  • Heavy Ions Physics,
  • TRIGA reactor,
  • Nuclear Reactor,
  • Neutron capture Therapy,
  • Nuclear Capture Reaction,
  • Non-monotonic potential,
  • Nucleus- nucleus potential,

Previous Research Project

  • Worked on a neutrino detector project using Gd well known as Gd-model. Worked in experimental nuclear Physics & Astro-Nuclear Physics for three years from 2014 to 2017 with Professor Dr. Makoto Sakuda, a member of Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (JPARC) group and also member of famous neutrino detection group of Super-kamiokande, Japan and one of the best neutrino detection technologies in the world. Worked as a researcher at JPARC using Accurate Neutron-Nucleus Reaction Instruments (ANNRI) Germanium Spectrometer of Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF), Japan.
  • Worked on research project to evaluate Non-monotonic potential .Had an opportunity to work in theoretical nuclear Physics for two years in my Master’s thesis at Nuclear Research Laboratory in the Department of Physics, University of Rajshahi. This research group led by Professor Emeritus Dr. Arun Kumar Basak, is one of the most productive research groups in Physics in Bangladesh, regularly producing articles in leading international journals.
  • Got a research project title “Test of Non-monotonic potential” of the University Grant Commission (U.G.C.), Bangladesh from Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Pabna, Bangladesh for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

External Affiliation

  • Proctor, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna-6600, Bangladesh.
  • Elected member, Teachers' Association, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, 2013-2014.
  • Former diector (additional responsibilities) at Student Advisor Office, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

Awards & Recognition

  • Research fund by the SGR International Research Scholar Support Program (SGR-RSSP)and Ashoke Deysarkar International Program (ADSIP) for collaborating research with Prof. P. K. Datta, Department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur, India for 2019-2020 fiscal year.
  • Got the Japanese Government Scholarship (MONBUKAGASHO) (MEXT-Scholarship) for Ph.D. research in 2014.
  • National Science and Information & communication Technology (NSICT) Fellowship 2010-11 from the Ministry of Science and Information & communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Got gold medal from Ziaur Rahman Hall, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh for good result in B.Sc.(Hons.) -2008.
  • Feroza Malik Scholarship of the year 2009-10 for good research work and good result.

Journal Articles

  • A paper on 155Gd/natGd(n,gamma) reaction has been submitted to PTEP (arXiv:1907.00788 [nucl-ex]). Gamma Ray Spectra from Thermal Neutron Capture on Gadolinium-155 and Natural Gadolinium. Tomoyuki Tanaka, Kaito Hagiwara, Enrico Gazzola, Takashi Sudo, Mandeep Singh Reen, Ajmi Ali, Iwa Ou, Rohit Dhir, Pretam Kumar Das, Yusuke Koshio, Makoto Sakuda1,*, Atsushi Kimura, Shoji Nakamura, Nobuyuki Iwamoto, Hideo Harada, Gianmaria Collazuol, Sebastian Lorenz, Michael Wurm, William Focillon, Michel Gonin5 and Takatomi Yano.
  • Kaito Hagiara, Takatomi Yano, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Pretam Kumar Das, Sebastian Lorenz et. al., “Gamma Ray Spectrum from Thermal Neutron Capture on Gadolinium- 157” has submitted on Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 2019, 023D01. DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptz002. Online ISSN 2050-3911.
  • Pretam Kumar Das “Measurement of the Photo-peak efficiency of HPGe Semiconductor Detector using 22Na, 60Co & 137Cs” Volume 7 Issue 11, pp: 1200-1204, November 2018. ISSN : 2319-7064.
  • Pretam Kumar Das “Comparison of the Photo-peak Efficiencies between the Experimental Data of 137Cs radioactive source with Monte Carlo (MC) Simulation Data”. International Journal of Advanced Research in Physical Science (IJARPS) Volume-5, Issue-10, PP 24-28, ISSN 2349-7882.
  • Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Md. Atikur Rahman, Afjalur Rahman, Pretam Kumar Das, M. U. Salma et. al “The Physical Properties of ThCr2Si2-type Ru-based Compounds SrRu2X2 (X= P, Ge, As): An ab-inito Investigation” Physica C Superconductivity and its applications 562 (2019) 48-55.
  • Published in the Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) Studies, Title- “Non-monotonic potential description of 6,7Li elastic scattering by 16O at low energies” Volume 1, Number 1, February 2014.
  • Papper on Global Journal “Measurement of liquid volume in stomach using 6-elctorde FIM for saline water intake at periodic intervals”. Volume 13, Issue 7, Version 1.0, Year 2013
  • Paper on International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology(IJSET), Title-” Nucleus-Nucleus (Non-monotonic) Potentials and Vector Analyzing Powers of 6Li Scattering by 16O” Volume No.2 Issue No.11 pp: 1098 – 1102, 1 Nov. 2013
  • Paper on Euro-physics letters(EPL), Title- “Non-monotonic potentials and vector analyzing powers of 6,7Li scattering by 12C, 24Mg, 58Ni, and 120Sn”. EPL, 94(2011) 62002.

Conference Proceedings

  • Proceeding on Proceeding of Science (POS), Title: “Analysis of Gd(n,gamma) reaction with 155, 157 and natural Gd targets taken with JPARC-ANNRI and development of Gd(n,gamma) decay model for Gd-doped neutron/neutrino detectors, PoS(ICHEP2018)120”. Ali Ajmi∗, T. Tanaka, K. Hagiwara, T. Sudo, M. Reen , P. Das , R. Dir , Y. Yamada, I. Ou, T. Mori1, T. Kayano, Y. Koshio, M. Sakuda, T. Yano, A. Kimura, S. Nakamura, N. Iwamoto4, H. Harada, S. Lorenz, M. Wurm, W. Focillon, M. Gonin, G. Collazuol
  • Pretam Kumar Das “Measurement of the relative intensities of the discrete γ rays from the thermal neutron capture reaction 155,157Gd(n, γ) using ANNRI detector (JPARC)” JPS meeting, March 18, 2017, Osaka University, Japan.
  • Proceeding on Proceeding of Science (POS), Title: “Measurement of the relative intensity of the discrete rays from the thermal neutron capture reaction 155,157Gd(n,) using ANNRI detector (JPARC)”, PoS(KMI2017)045
  • Proceeding on Proceeding of Science (POS), Title: “Comparison of ray’s production data from thermal neutron capture on gadolinium with the Monte Carlo simulation, PoS(KMI2017)035”.

Conference and Seminar Attended

  • Sudeb Kumar Roy, Pretam Kumar Das, Rajada Khatun et. al., “Dosimetric Characteristics of 6MV Linear Accelerator”, National Conference on Physics, 7-9 February, 2019.
  • Pretam Kumar Das “Measurement of relative intensities of the discrete γ-rays from the thermal neutron capture reaction 155,157Gd(n, γ) using ANNRI detector (JPARC)” at the workshop on “Revealing the history of the universe with underground particle and nuclear research, Okayama University, May 21-23, 2017, Okayama, Japan.
  • Pretam Kumar Das “Measurement of relative intensities of the discrete γ-rays from the thermal neutron capture reaction 155,157Gd(n, γ) using ANNRI detector (JPARC)” at the 3rd international symposium on “Quest for origin of Particles and Universe”, Nagoya University, ES Hall, January 5-7, 2017, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Pretam Kumar Das “Measurement of the relative intensities of the discrete γ rays from the thermal neutron capture reaction 155,157Gd(n, γ) using ANNRI detector (JPARC)” JPS meeting, March 18, 2017, Osaka University, Japan.
  • Attended at the 3rd KMI International Symposium on “Quest for the Origin of Particles and the Universe” (KMI2017), Nagoya University, January 5-7, 2017, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Attended workshop “International School for Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering Physics by NuSTEC at Okayama University, Japan”
  • Attended at the “Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies, 24-27 June 2015, Prime Hotel, Beijing, China.”
  • Attended at the neutrino nuclear response workshop at RCNP (NNR14), Osaka University, Japan in November, 2014.
  • Attended at the "Regional Conference on Medical Physics", Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18February, 2011.
  • Attended at the seminar on " Nuclear Physics at the service of Mankind" at Rajshahi, Bangladesh,2011, by Dr. Sayed M. Qaim, scientist at the Research Center Julich and University of Cologne Germany,
  • Attended at the seminar on “Charge transfer in collisions of Si3+ with H: A molecular state close coupling treatment” at Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2011, by Bidhan C. Saha, professor, dept. of Physics, Florida A & M University, Florida, USA

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