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Atchuta Ananda Surampudi MSc

DPhil Student

COLLEGE: Wadham College


Atchuta's (he/him) educational background is research-based and is in the field of Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Signal Processing. He obtained a Master of Science by Research degree from the prestigious - Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) to support this education. After graduating from IIT Madras in 2019 with a number of publications in the field of Fourier signal processing and adaptive communications, he took the opportunity to matriculate in the fall of the same year to pursue his D.Phil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford with a Commonwealth Scholarship.

His doctoral work is in the area of Optical materials and optical signal processing. He is developing high gain- high bandwidth Fluorescent optical concentrator-based thin films for LiFi and Optical Wireless communications applications.

To improve the bandwidth of such films, he has worked on developing digital pre-equalization algorithms and has proposed the use of pulse shaping methods which has lead to publications in at least three leading journals/ presentations at conferences.

On the 9th of March, 2020, the Commonwealth Day, he was one of the key scholars from Oxbridge to have been invited to the Buckingham Palace and to attend the Commonwealth Service at the Westminster Abbey.

He is a Graduate member of the Middle Common Room at Wadham College and has keenly taken part in a number of extracurricular activities related to the college.

Atchuta is always passionate to learn new things and contribute to the scientific community to the best of his abilities.

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Research Interests

  • Liquid crystal-based thin films
  • Cholesteric liquid crystal lasers
  • Fluorescent materials
  • Fourier signal processing
  • Nonlinear imaging and adaptive optics
  • Quantum Optics & Communications