Utpal Sarma

Utpal Sarma

Department of Instrumentation and USIC
Gauhati University
Guwahati 781 014, Assam, India.

Phone : +91-361-2570560

Email utpalsarma@gauhati.ac.in



  • Officer in Charge of M.Sc. (Instrumentation) Examination
  • Co-ordinator M.Sc. Syllabus
  • Co-ordinator Post Graduate Diploma Syllabus
1. Ph.D. from Department of Instrumentation and USIC, Gauhati University in 2010 under the guidance of Prof. Pradip Kr. Boruah
 
2. M.Sc. in Physics from Dept. of Physics, Gauhati University in 1998

3. Qualified GATE-1999 in Physics and UGC-CSIR NET-2000 in Physical Science
  • 1. Associate Professor, Dept. of Instrumentation and USIC, Gauhati University, Assam     

       (India) from 01.12.2014

    Teaching: 

         1. Microprocessor and Microcontroller

         2. Control System

         3. Communication

         5. Embedded System

         6. Biomedical Instrumentation

                 7. Communication (in Dept. of Physics, Gauhati University, as a Part-Time Faculty)

    2. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Gauhati, University, Assam (India) from   

        01.04.2103 to 30.11.2014

    Taught: 

         1. Microprocessor

         2. Control System

         3. Communication

         4. Electronics

         5. Embedded System

         6. Mathematical Physics

         

    3.  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Instrumentation and USIC, Gauhati University, Assam     

       (India) from 21.08.2007 to 31.03.2013

    Taught: 1. Microprocessor

         2. Control System

         3. Industrial Instrumentation

         4. Embedded System

         5. Biomedical Instrumentation

         6. Numerical Methods

         7. Communication (in Dept. of Physics, Gauhati University, as a Part-Time Faculty)


    4.  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, B.Borooah College, Guwahati, Assam (India),  

        Assam (India) from 01.04.2001 to 20.08.2007.


    Taught: 1. Physics Major and General

         2. 10+2 Level Physics

    5.  Lecturer, Dept. of Physics, Nowgong College, Nagaon, Assam (India) from 01.02.2001to 

       31.03.2001 

    Taught: 1. Physics Major and General

         2. 10+2 Level Physics

    6.  Lecturer (Substitute Teacher under Teachers' Fellowship Scheme, UGC-HRD, GOI)

        B.Borooah College, Guwahati, Assam (India) from 01.09.1999 to 31.01.2001 

    Taught: 1. Physics Major and General

         2. 10+2 Level Physics

Some of the Publications

1. Development of a strain measurement system for the study of effect of relative humidity on wood, Measurement 94 (2016) 265–272

2. Design and Uncertainty Evaluation of a Strain Measurement System, MAPAN, Springer, March 2016, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 17–24

3. An ANN Model to Estimate the Impact of Tea Process Parameters on Tea Quality, J CIRCUIT SYST COMP, Volume 24, Issue 09, October 2015, 1550139 (2015) [12 pages]

4. A Sensor Network to Monitor Process Parameters of Fermentation and Drying in Black Tea Production, MAPAN, Springer, September 2015, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 211–219

5. Development and Implementation of a Sensor Network to Monitor Fermentation Process Parameter in Tea Processing; International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems vol. 7, no. 3, September 2014

6.Design and Characterization of a Temperature Compensated Relative Humidity Measurement System with On Line Data Logging Feature, MAPAN, Springer, June 2014, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 77-85

7.Development of an on line Heat Index Measurement System for Thermal Comfort Determination, MAPAN, Springer, March 2014, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 67-72

8.Design and Development of a Relative Humidity and Room Temperature Measurement System with On Line Data Logging Feature for Monitoring the Fermentation Room of Tea Factory, Sensor & Transducer Journal Vol. 135, Issue 12.

9.Design and Development of a High Precision Thermocouple Based Smart Industrial Thermometer with on Line Linearization and Data Logging Feature Measurement (Elsevier)  43(2010) pp. 1589-1594

  • 1. Design & Development of  Instrumentation for Tea Process Parameter Monitoring and Control 
    Group:  Dr. P.K. Boruah, Prof. Rtd. (Other Mentor)
         Mr. Debashi Saikia,(UGC-NET) DST INSPIRE Fellow
         Mr. Nipan Das (UGC-NET)

    2. Instrumentation Development for Detection of Dimensional Changes of Local Wood with Ambient RH 
     Group: Dr. P.K. Boruah, Prof. Rtd. (Other Mentor)
          Ms. Kunjalata Kalita, (UGC-NET)

    3. Design & Development of Wireless Sensor Network for Precision Horticulture
     Group: Mr. Manash Protim Goswami, (UGC-NET) DST INSPIRE Fellow 
                        ( In collaboration with Assam Agricultural University)

    4. Design, Optimisation and Characterisation of PZT Energy Harvester
      Group: Babak Montazer, International Student (Iran)

    5. Electromagnetic Techniques for Food Grain Preservation
      Group: Ms. Chitra Gautam, (UGC-CSIR NET), Scientist CSIR-CEERI

    6. Design & Development of Instrumentation for Online Stress Detection of Khasi Mandarin Oranges
    Group: Mr. Rajdeep Choudhury, DST INSPIRE Fellow
        Mr. Sudipta Hazarika, DST INSPIRE Fellow

    7. Hardware Development for Ground Penetrating RADAR
      Group: Mr. Nairit Barkataki, (UGC-NET), Visvesvaraya Ph.D. Fellow, DeITY, GOI
Projects Completed:

1.Design and fabrication of a smart temperature measurement and monitoring system for tea industries using embedded technology, UGC, GOI.
2.Design and Fabrication of Smart Temperature and Relative Humidity Measurement Sensor Network Using Embedded Technology for Tea Factory, Sponsored by Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Govt. of Assam, India
3.Design and Fabrication of Smart Sensors Using Embedded Technology for the Study of Tea Process Parameters, Sponsored by University Grants Commission, Govt. of India

Ongoing Project:

1. Development and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor Network for Tea Process Parameter Monitoring, Under Technology Generation Scheme, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Govt. of Assam, India

Involved in the Review Process of the Following Journals

1.  IEEE Transactions on and Instrumentation and Measurement
2.    Sensor, IEEE
3. Measurement, Elsevier
4.  MAPAN, Springer
5.  International Journal of Pure and Applied Physics (IJPAP)
6. World Journal of Modeling and Simulation

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Events Co-ordinated
  1. Fourth School School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 26th to 31st December, 2015
  2. Third School School on System Design Using Microcontroller; During  9th to 13th February,  2015
  3. Workshop on Electronics Experiments in Undergraduate Physics Course; During:16th to 20th  June 2014
  4. Second Science Motivation Camp; on 29th March, 2014
  5. Second Summer School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 29th July to 2nd  August, 2013
  6. Workshop on Embedded System Design for Scientific Application; during 18th Feb to 22 Feb, 2013 (In Collaboration with CSIR-CEERI Pilani) 
  7. Science Motivation Camp; during 15th and 16th December 2012
  8. Summer School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 23 July to 27 July,  2012
  9. Advanced Workshop on Microprocessor Application and Embedded System Design, During 21 Nov to 3rd December, 2011
Events Co-ordinated
  1. Fourth School School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 26th to 31st December, 2015
  2. Third School School on System Design Using Microcontroller; During  9th to 13th February,  2015
  3. Workshop on Electronics Experiments in Undergraduate Physics Course; During:16th to 20th  June 2014
  4. Second Science Motivation Camp; on 29th March, 2014
  5. Second Summer School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 29th July to 2nd  August, 2013
  6. Workshop on Embedded System Design for Scientific Application; during 18th Feb to 22 Feb, 2013 (In Collaboration with CSIR-CEERI Pilani) 
  7. Science Motivation Camp; during 15th and 16th December 2012
  8. Summer School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 23 July to 27 July,  2012
  9. Advanced Workshop on Microprocessor Application and Embedded System Design, During 21 Nov to 3rd December, 2011
Events Co-ordinated
  1. Fourth School School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 26th to 31st December, 2015
  2. Third School School on System Design Using Microcontroller; During  9th to 13th February,  2015
  3. Workshop on Electronics Experiments in Undergraduate Physics Course; During:16th to 20th  June 2014
  4. Second Science Motivation Camp; on 29th March, 2014
  5. Second Summer School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 29th July to 2nd  August, 2013
  6. Workshop on Embedded System Design for Scientific Application; during 18th Feb to 22 Feb, 2013 (In Collaboration with CSIR-CEERI Pilani) 
  7. Science Motivation Camp; during 15th and 16th December 2012
  8. Summer School on System Design Using Microcontroller, During 23 July to 27 July,  2012
  9. Advanced Workshop on Microprocessor Application and Embedded System Design, During 21 Nov to 3rd December, 2011
1.Operational Amplifier and Basic Electronics (2016); Basic Electronics Circuit Design, Goalpara College, Goalpara
2.Operational Amplifier and Basic Electronics (14 to 16th Oct., 2015); Basic Electronics Circuit Design,J.N. College, Boko
3.Basics of Operational Amplifier and Microprocessor (26.09.2015); Workshop on Basics of Operational Amplifier and Microprocessor; Dimoria College
4.General safety measures, physical hazards, Maintenance of Laboratory equipments; One day workshop, B.Borooah College
5.Electronics for undergraduate students (25.02.2015); One day Workshop on Electronics for undergraduate students, Hojai College
6.Resource Person (17.10.2014): National Seminar on Impact of Cell Phone in Environment, Dhing College, Nagaon
7.Resource Person (19.02.2014): Three day National Workshop on Frontier Areas of Research & Applications in Science and Technology (FARAST) Organised by Jagadis Bose National  Science Talent Search (JBNST in association with B.Borooah College at B.Borooah College.
8.Chaired session in International Conference on Green Energy & Smart Materials Through Science Technology and Management (GESM-14) on 23.01.2014
9.Resource Person, Pandu College,Flame Photometry
10.Resource person for the session Implementation of IT in Higher Education in USTM, Meghalaya for Teachers’ Congress of North East.
11.Resource Person in Winter Workshop at Nowgong College during 25th and 26th December 2012
12.Invited as a Judge for State Level Model Making Competition on 31 March, 2012, by ASTEC 
13.Visiting Faculty at Rajib Gandhi University during 11th  March to 17th March 2012, Arunachal Pradesh, India
14.Resource Person for the Refresher Course in Electronics and Instrumentation,2010, ASC, GU

1.      Life member of Assam Science Society

2.      Life Member of PANE

3.      Member of International Frequency Sensor Association

4.      Member of Texas Instruments Expert Advisory Panel

5.      Nodal Person of ACTEL (Microsemi) University Program

6.      Member of IEEE

7.      Member of IEEE Sensor Council

8.  Member of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Completed Research Projects

  1. Design and fabrication of smart sensors using embedded technology for the study of Tea process parameters, Sponsored by UGC, Govt. of India
  2. Design and Fabrication of Smart Temperature and Relative Humidity Measurement Sensor Network Using Embedded Technology for Tea Factory, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council Govt.of Assam, India
  3. Design and fabrication of a smart temperature measurement and monitoring system for tea industries using embedded technology, Sponsored by UGC, Govt. of India
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