Srikanth Sugavanam is an Assistant Professor with the School of Computer and Electrical Engineering at IIT Mandi India. He did his B.Sc in Physics from B.G.E.S college, Kolkata and B.Tech in Optics and Photonics from the Applied Optics and Photonics Department of the University of Calcutta. He further pursued his M.S. degrees in Photonics from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany under the Erasmus Mundus OpSciTech programme. He completed his PhD in 2015 from the AIPT under Prof. Sergei Turitsyn, specialising in the area of real-time intensity and spectral measurements of fibre laser dynamics. He then continued to work with AIPT as a post-doctoral research scientist, continuing work in his PhD specialty. Apart from this, he has also worked in the area of optical metamaterials, Raman fibre lasers, and random fibre lasers. His contributions have been featured in several international journals, including Nature Photonics1 and Nature Communications2-4.

In addition to his research, Srikanth had served as Programme Manager of the Marie S.-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship programme, MULTIPLY, co-ordinated by Aston University. The Programme, consisting of a consortium of 50 premier photonics research institutes across the globe and academic organisation, will be offering Marie S.-Curie fellowships to aspiring post-docs to pursue research in area of photonics of their choice, with a host of their choice.Apart from actively pursuing research, Srikanth had fulfilled the role of Programme Manager for the

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(Last updated, 7th October 2018).

Turitsyna EG, Smirnov SV, Sugavanam S, et al. The laminar–turbulent transition in a fibre laser. Nature Photon. 2013;7(10):783-786. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.246
Churkin DV, Sugavanam S, Tarasov N, et al. Stochasticity, periodicity and localized light structures in partially mode-locked fibre lasers. Nat Comms. 2015;6:7004. doi:10.1038/ncomms8004
Sugavanam S, Sorokina M, Churkin DV. Spectral correlations in a random distributed feedback fibre laser. Nat. Comms. 2017;8:15514. doi:10.1038/ncomms15514
4. Sugavanam S, Kopae MK, Peng J, Prilepsky JE, Turitsyn SK. Analysis of laser  radiation using the Nonlinear Fourier transform. Nat. Comms. 2019;Dec 11;10(1):1-0.