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Prof. K. P. RAY


Prof. K. P. Ray is M. Tech in Microwave Electronics from University of Delhi and PhD from Department of Electrical Engineering IIT, Bombay. Presently he is a Professor in the Dept. of Electronics Engineering, DIAT, DRDO, Pune. Prior to this he was a Programme Director SAMEER Mumbai, wherein he joined SAMEER (TIFR) in 1985 and worked in the areas of RF and microwave systems/components and developed expertise in the design of antenna elements/arrays and high power RF/microwave sources for RADAR and industrial applications. He has successfully executed over 51 projects sponsored by Govt. agencies/industries and developed as many technologies and indigenous systems.





  • Director, School of Radar Technology & Chief Public Information Officer (CPIO) in Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Pune, India. (Jan. 2021 - Till date)

  • Dean (Sponsered Research), Head, Computer Science Dept., & Professor In Charge: International Cooperation, MOU & Placement in Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Pune, India. (Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2020)

  • Head, Electronics Engineering in Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Pune, India. ( Since Oct. 2017)

  • Professor in the Dept. of Electronics Engineering Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Pune, India. (Since Nov. 2016)

  • Programme Director SAMEER Mumbai & Head, RF & Microwave System Div, SAMEER (MeitY, Govt. of India), IIT Campus, Mumbai- 400 076, India. (Dec. 1985 - Oct. 2016)


  • IETE-Ram Lal Wadhwa Award 2018 for outstanding seminal contributions in microstrip/planar antennas resulting in extensive publications. He developed new/import-substitute technologies for high power transmitters, antennas, VHF/UHF radars and several microwave systems for agro/industrial/scientific/medical applications resulting in patents and ToTs.

  • IETE-Smt. Ranjana Pal Memorial Award 2014 in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of RF/Microwave Systems and Components and Antennas.

  • Third Best paper (poster) award in InPAC 2015 held during 21-23 Dec at TIFR Mumbai.

  • Best Paper and presentation award in IET conference 2011.

  • Dr D.Y. Phadke best research/paper award, SAMEER, 2003.


Committees & Memberships

Foreign Deputations

  • UNDP fellowship training and research at GTRI, Atlanta, USA during June – Sep. 1993. The research topic was “Analysis, Modeling and Measurements of Antenna Factor (AF)”.

  • M/s Thomcast, Turgi, Switzerland, by VECC, DAE, Govt. of India, for final testing and certification of high power amplifiers at 35 MHz during Oct.-Nov., 2000, before its shipment to India.

  • Singapore during August 14-20, 2007 to represent SAMEER, Govt. of India for “SALAM INDIA EXPO” organized by Indian High Commission. Also visited Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

  • Recruit committee member for the Director, DRDO Centre of Excellence at IIT BHU, 2023.

  • Faculty Selection Committee member of JNU, New Delhi 2023.

  • Faculty Recruitment Board member of IIT Madras 2022.

  • Appointed as a panellist of AICTE.

  • Expert Member of RAC, DRDO for recruitments and promotion for DRDO personnel at many instances since 1999.

  • Invited Technical Consultant for NMRF, ISRO and DAE.

  • Panel member of IISc, Bangalore for Asst. professors’ review for promotion.

  • Member of the Review Committee of ADA, Bangalore on LCA Radome.

  • Memberships:

    • Senior Member of IEEE, USA.

    • Fellow of IETE, India.

    • Fellow of VEDAS, India

    • Life member of Instrument Society of India.

    • Life member of EMI/EMC Engineers Society of India.




  • EE601- Microwave Engineering

  • EE604- Radar System Design

  • EE609- Antenna Systems

  • EE612- High Power Microwave

  • EE613- Electronic Warfare

  • EE614- EMI/EMC Design

  • EE 622- RF IC Design

  • EE631- Satellite Communication

  • EE634- Monolithic Microwave Integrated

IEEE Activities

  • Active in IEEE since 1993 (M-93, SM-2004).

  • Contributed as a member of the joint chapter of IEEE EDS and APS Bombay and hosted many IEEE meetings/workshops at SAMEER Mumbai in 2006-2007, when Prof. K. C Gupta, Prof. Madhusudan Gupta and Mr Vijay Nair, IEEE USA visited Mumbai.

  • He organised an IEEE workshop at SAMEER Mumbai with lectures from Dr. Barry Perlman, Prof. M. Gupta, Mr. Vijay Nair and Prof. Shiban Kaul during Dec 21-22, 2009.

  • He was a Convenor & Organising Chair of IEEE Indian Antenna Week 2017 (IAW-2017) and successfully organised this event during 5-9 June 2017 at DIAT Pune.

  • In 2021, as a Co-Chair with Prof G.S. Mani, he founded the IEEE Joint Chapter of APS/MTTS/EMCS (JCAME) Pune and has been organising many technical events


Techno-Administrative Responsibility

  • Chief Public Information Officer (CPIO), DIAT, Pune

  • Chairman to finalize TOT at DIAT, Pune

  • Member Academic Council, Board of Management (BOM), Planning and Monitoring Board (PMB) of DIAT (DU), MOD.

  • Professor In-charge of International Co-operation, MOU and Placement Cell of DIAT (DU), MOD.



  • UNDP Fellowship Training Programme for ScientistsGeorgia Technical Research Institute (GTRI), Georgia Tech, Atlanta USA, June 14- Sept 10, 1993

  • "Impact of Globalization” First DST-NIAS Training Programme for Senior Scientists, National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) IISC Campus, Bangalore, October 20-24, 2008

  • "Science Administration & Research Management for Middle and SeniorLevel Scientists”, DST Programme, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, April 18 - 29, 2011




Books, Journals, & Conference Proceedings


Journals Editorial Member
& 20 Journals Reviewer


Sponsored Projects Completed & 7 Ongoing


Invited Talks
& Lectures


PhD Completed
& 11 Pursuing


Years of


Citations, 31 H-index, & 90 i10-index

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Influential Scientists published by Stanford University in 2020


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