Prof. Shanti Bhattacharya


ESB 337, Department of Electrical Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu

Phone: 044-2257 4438



Dr. Shanti Bhattacharya obtained her Ph.D in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1997. Her Ph.D work was in the area of Optical Array Illuminators. She completed her M.Sc Physics at the same university in 1992 and her B.Sc Physics from WCC, Madras in 1990. She was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt award in 1998 and spent more than two years at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Her research work there included development of an optical pick-up for CD/DVD systems and design of diffractive optical elements for beam shaping of high power laser beams. She had worked in the MEMS division of Analog Devices, Cambridge USA for some time before she returned back to India to join IIT Madras as a faculty member.

Areas of Interest

  • Diffractive optics for beam shaping
  • Interferometry
  • Optical MEMS for telecommunications and Sensors
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Metasurfaces


  • Optical Engineering (EE5502)
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering (EE1100)