Dr Kamal Nain Chopra has done B.Sc. (University of Delhi), M.Sc. (Physics - IIT, Delhi), M.Tech. (Opto-Electronics - IIT, Delhi), and Ph.D. (Applied Physics - IIT, Delhi). He has served DRDO for a period of 33 years and superannuated as Scientist G, from Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), Delhi, in the year 2005. Subsequently, he has also served as Professor (Physics) in NSIT (DU) and MAIT(GGSIPU), and as Project Scientist in IIT, Delhi, in various Projects, on Topics including Photonics, Thin Films, and Optical Testing.
He has about 390 publications including about 300 in International journals (UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, and China; including J.Opt.Soc. Am., APPLIIED OPTICS, OPTICA ACTA, REV D OPTIQUE APPLIQUE, OPTIK, THIN SOLID FILMS, CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, and CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS OF TAYLOR AND FRANCIS etc.) on various topics including Thin Films Optics, Lasers and Laser Components, Holography, and Modern Optics; 12 Invited talks; 15 Technical reports; and 30 papers in International Conference Proceedings (e.g.Taylor and Francis, UK; and Scientific Net, Switzerland).
Dr Kamal Nain Chopra has co-authored a Monograph titled , “Thin Films and their Applications in Military and Civil Sectors”, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, INDIA, 2010. He has authored a Monograph titled, “Unconventional Lasers: Design and Technical Analysis”, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, INDIA, 2017. He has also authored a Book titled, “Conventional and Unconventional Sources of Renewable Energy : Renewable Energy Sources ”, Lambert Academic Publishing, LAP, GERMANY, 2017. In addition, he has authored a Monograph titled, “Spintronics Theoretical Analysis and Designing of Devices Based on Giant Magnetoresistance”, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, INDIA, 2019.His recent book titled, ”Optoelectronic Gyroscopes and Applications” has been published by SPRINGER NATURE in 2021.. He has authored a Book titled, “Novel Emerging Techniques of Business Management”, Lambert Academic Publishing, LAP, GERMANY, 2021.He has authored another Book titled, "Optoelectronic Instrumentation for Research in Oceanography", Lambert Academic Publishing, LAP, GERMANY, 2021.
He has undertaken visits to foreign universities and industries including (i) School of Thin Film Coatings, Department of Physics, St. Jerome University, Marseille, FRANCE [5 months (1984-85)]; (ii) Department of Physics, Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA , including 5 days in M/s. Balzers, Liechtenstein, SWITZERLAND [10 days (1995)]; and (iii) M/s. Elettrorava, Torino, ITALY [15 days (2000)].
He has vast experience of serving the Recruitment and Assessment Boards of DRDO (RAC and CEPTAM), as Chairman as well as Expert Board Member. He is a Reviewer and Editorial Board Member for some leading International Journals. His fields of Specialization are Optoelectronics, Unconventional Lasers, Optical Gyroscopes, Thin Films Designing, Fabrication, and Characterization by modern Techniques, and Specialized Optical Testing Techniques.