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Dr. Ashok Kumar

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Professor, Physics


Dr. Ashok Kumar is professor of physics in School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University.  Dr. Kumar obtained his Ph.D. in solar & space physics and M.A. in physics from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA) and M.Sc. (Integrated) in Physics from I.I.T. Kanpur.  Dr. Kumar has research experiences at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (USA) in Microfluidics, and at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (USA) in Medical Imaging & Image Processing.  Dr. Kumar has industrial R&D experience in Biomedical Instrumentation.  Dr. Kumar was member of the scientific team of the Solar Flare Genesis Telescope & Magnetograph project (Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, USA) for which he spent one and half months in Antarctica, and was awarded the U.S. National Science Foundations ‘Antarctica Service Medal of the USA. 




  • Professor, Dept. of Physics, Sharda University,  (October 2018 - Continuing)
  • Research Fellow, Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital & joint appointment with Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, (February 2003 - July 2008)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Radiology, Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis (USA) , (July 2002 – February 2003)
  • Research Associate, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (USA) (February 1999 -  February 2000)


  • R&D Engineer, Product Development Department, DiaSorin Inc. , Stillwater, Minnesota (USA) (March 1998 – January 1999)
  • Patent Stable Ultrasonic Sonicator (US patent No 6392327B1, May 21 2002)
  • Applied Physicist, Technology Group, Sienna Biotech Inc., Columbia, Maryland (USA) (February 1997 – February 1998)


  • Antarctica (US McMurdo base) Member, Scientific team, Solar Flare Genesis telescope & magnetograph, (Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, USA) (1995-1996)
  • Ph. D.  in Solar & Space Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA) (1996)
  • M.A. in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA) (1991)
  • M. Sc. (Integrated) in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, U.P., India (1989)
Award & Recognition

  • Antarctica Service Medal of the USA by National Science Foundation (1999)

Area of Interest

  • Solar & Space Physics
  • Magneto-Hydrodynamics
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Data Processing
  • Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Artificial Neural Networks & Deep Learning