Asima Pradhan

PhD (City University of New York)

Professor, Department of Physics


Research Interest



  • PhD, Physics, City University of New York, Oct. 1991
    Thesis Title:Thesis Title:Fluorescence Spectroscopic Properties of Normal and Abnormal Biomedical Materials
    Thesis Supervisor:R.R. Alfano
  • M.Sc., Delhi University, 1982
  • B.Sc., BJB College, Bhubaneswar,Orissa, 1980



Optics, Principles of Lasers, Electromagnetic Theory, Biophotonics 

  • J. Jagtap, S. Chandel, N. Das, J. Soni, S. Chatterjee, A. Pradhan, and N. Ghosh. "Quantitative Mueller matrix fluorescence spectroscopy for precancer detection." Optics letters 39, no. 2 (2014): 243-246.

  • Yang Pu, Jaidip Jagtap, Asima Pradhan, and Robert R. Alfano. "Optical quantitative pathology of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in human tissues using spatial frequency analysis." Journal of Biophotonics (2014).

  • Fluorescence spectra from cancerous and normal human breast and lung tissues, R. R. Alfano, G. C. Tang, A. Pradhan, W. Lam, D.S.J. Choy, E. Opher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron., QE-23 (10), 1806, 1987. Cited (344)

  • "Method for determining if tissue is malignant as opposed to nonmalignant using time - resolved fluorescence spectroscopy", R.R.Alfano, A.Pradhan, G.C.Tang, L.Wang, Y.Bundansky and B.B.Das; U.S Patent Number 5,348,018 awarded September 20, 1994 Cited (75)

  • Spectral properties of metastatic and nonmetastatic cells from different species, A.Pradhan, P.Pal, G. Durocher, L. Villeneuve, L. Gaboury, J. Photochem. Photobiol (Biol). 31, 101, (1995). Citation (103)

  • Recovery of turbidity free fluorescence from measured fluorescence an experimental approach, N.C. Biswal, Sharad Gupta, N. Ghosh and A. Pradhan, Optics Express, Vol.11, No. 24, pp. 3320-3331, Dec. 2003. Citation (38) (Also in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research)

  • Mueller decomposition images for cervical tissue: Potential for discriminating normal and dysplastic states, Prashant Shukla and Asima Pradhan, Optics Express, Vol. 17, 1600 (2009) Citation (13) (Also in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research)

Fluorescence Mueller matrix spectroscopy has been utilized to understand fluorophore (collagen from stromal region)activity human cervical tissue sections effectively. A polarized fluorescence based automated device is being developed for clinical diagnostics of cervical precancers. 
Ph.D students:

1.Jaidip Jagtap
2.Seema Devi
3.Pankaj Singh
4.Bharat Lal Meena
5.Prabodh Kr. Pandey
6.Pavan Kumar
7. M. Zaffer
8.Gyan Ranjan SahooM.Sc. students:

1. Sanjeev Kumar
2. Yashu


SL-215, Center for Lasers and Photonics, Southern Block
Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7691 / 7971 (O)

Email: asima[AT]


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