Dr. Alka Upadhyay
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Theoretical High Energy Physics

Email:

alka.iisc@gmail.com

 

Associate Professor, School for Physics and Material Science, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, 147004, Phone No: +91-0175-3116, Mobile No: 09915815388

 

E-mail: alka@thapar.edu, alka.iisc@gmail.com

Academic Profile

A dynamic teaching professional having more than 12 years of experience in teaching and research. Currently associated with Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala as Associate professor.

Special Achievement:

  • About 21 international research papers have been published in reputed high impact factor journal.

  • Currently supervising three Ph.D and three MSc students, with one P.hD completed/guided. Completed over 17 M.Sc thesis in last 8 years.

  • Received UGC major grant worth 10 Lac for simulations and computation for research work.

  • Received DST fast track young scientist award worth 17 Lac for research purpose.

  • Worked as course co-ordinator for B.Ttech UPH-001 Physics course of strength 650 students per semester for about 4 semesters and achieved SRS of about 75%.

Academic positions:

  • Associate Professor : School for Physics and Material Science , Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala

  • Period of Stay: July 2014-present

  • Assistant Professor: School for Physics and Material Science, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

  • Period of Stay: July 2008 - July 2014

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Physical Research Laboratory,

  • TheoreticalPhysics Department: April 2008 to July 2008

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Centre for High Energy Physics,

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore: March 2006 to April 2008

  • Doctorate : M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara,

  • Thesis Supervisor: Dr. J.P. Singh: May 2002 to March 2006.

University Education

Degree Passing year/ Duration Institute/ University Subject Results

Ph.D

2002-2006

M.S. University, Baroda

High Energy Physics

 

B.Ed

2001-2002

M.S. University, Baroda

Physics, Chem, Math

81.2%

M.Sc

1998-2000

M.S. University, Baroda

Physics (Electronics)

70.5%

B.Sc

1995-1998

Delhi University, Delhi

Physics, Chem, Maths

61.2%

Research Interest:

Theoretical High Energy Physics

Areas of Research Interest

  • QCD phenomenology, Standard Model, Nucleonic properties at low energy.

  • Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Pion Nucleon Coupling Constant.

  • Heavy Hadron Chiral Perturbation Theory and Effective Field Theory.

  • Masses and decays of Heavy-Light Mesons.

  • Neutrino Physics/Oscillations.

Sponsored Research Projects (Purely research projects sanctioned in the name(s) of individuals):

Year of Funding Sponsoring Organization Title of Project Amount of
Grant
Co-Investigators
(if any)
API
Score

2012

UGC

Study of heavy light D and B mesons

9.90 Lac

N/A

 

2015

DST-Young Scientist Fast Track

Low energy properties of baryon octets and Decuplets in phenomenological models

17 Lac

N/A

 

M.Sc. Thesis Guided 15 as on July, 2015

Publications

Journals Conferences

International

 

National

 

International

 

National

 

16

 

01

 

04

 

15

List of publications In International Journal

  • Amanpreet Kaur, Pallavi Gupta and Alka Upadhyay, Low energy properties of JP = 1/2+ octet baryons using statistical model, , Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 2017 063B02 (2017).

  • Alka Upadhyay, J/P=1/2+, J/P=3/2+ masses in statistical model, ,Eur.Phys.J. A52 (2016) no.11, 332 .

  • Alka Upadhyay, Study of 1D stranged-charm meson family using HQET, Advances in High Energy Physics Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4957236

  • Alka Upadhyay, Magnetic moments of JP = 3/2+ decuplet baryons using statistical model, , Eur. Phys. J. A (2016) 52: 105

  • Pallavi Gupta , Heavy-light charm mesons spectroscopy and decay widths , Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 2016 , 053B02 (2016).

  • Strong Decay widths and coupling constant of recent charm mesons states , M.Batra, A.Upadhyay , Eur. Phys. J. C (2015) 75:319.

  • Gluonic contribution to the nucleon self-energy in an effective theory, Alka Upadhyay, J.P. Singh, Advance in High energy Physics (2014) 841703.

  • Importance of Non-Perturbative QCD Parameters for Bottom Mesons, Alka Upadhyay, Meenakshi Batra. Advance in High energy Physics (2014) Article ID 619783, 4 pages.

  • Strange and non-strange sea quark-gluon effects in nucleons, 922, (2014)126-139

  • Strange Mass Corrections to Hyperonic Semi-Leptonic Decay in Statistical Model Upadhyay, M. Batra, Eur. Phys. J. A (2013) 49: 160.

  • Detailed Balance and Spin Content of Λ using Statistical Model, A. Upadhyay, IJMPA

28(15) (2013)1350062.

  • Phenomenology of neutrino oscillation in vacuum and matter, ISRN-HEP, Vol. 2013, Article ID 206516,(2013).

  • Importance of sea contributions to nucleons, M. Batra & A. Upadhyay, NPA 889 (2012) 18-28

  • Puzzles of excited charm meson masses. A. Upadhyay, B. Ananthanarayan, et,al., Physics Letters B 651 (2007)124-128

  • Research News - progress in determination of neutrino oscillation parameters.

B. Ananthanarayan, Alka Upadhyay et al., Current science, Vol. 91, No.7, 10 Oct 2006

  • The derivative of the topological susceptibility at zero momentum and an estimate of η’ mass in the Chiral limit. A. Upadhyay, et al Physics Letters B, 634(2006) 508-513.

  • Charge Symmetry Breaking in Pion-Nucleon Coupling: QCD Sum Rule Approach. Alka Upadhyay, J.P. Singh, J. Phys G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 31,987-996 (2005).

  • Isospin Symmetry breaking in diagonal Pion nucleon coupling, Alka Upadhyay, J.P. Singh, JPG: Nuc. Part. Phys: 31(2004) 1-10

  • Spin Studies of Nucleons in a Statistical Model. J.P. Singh, Alka Upadhyay, JPG: Nuc. Part. Phys. 30, 881-893 (2004).

 

Publication in national and international conferences (Total :19)

  • Magnetic moments of delta baryons with extended sea,A.Kaur, M.Batra, A.Upadhyay Proceedings of the DAE Symp. On Nucl. Phys. 59 (2014).

  • Nucleonic Magnetic Moment with Effective charge and Mass,A.Upadhyay, A. Sharma, P. Gupta,K.Sharma,Proceedings of the DAE Symp. On Nucl. Phys. 59 (2014).

  • Octet magnetic Moments and their sum rules in statistical model, A. Upadhyay, Proceedings of DAE symposium, Vol. 58, 2013.

  • B-meson spectroscopy in heavy hadron chiral perturbation theory, M. Batra, Proceedings of DAE symposium in nuclear physics, Vol. 58, 2013.

  • Sea quark and Gluonic contributions to strange baryons, M. Batra, A. Upadhyay, Guwahati University (2013) IOP proceeding).

  • The spectroscopy of even and odd parity heavy mesons. M. Batra, A. Upadhyay, Proceeding of CHASCON, P. No 130 (2012).

  • Sea Content for Sigma Triplet using Principle of Detailed Balance, M. Batra, A. Upadhyay DAE Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Delhi University, Vol. 57, (2012).

  • Scalar and tensor sea contribution to the nucleons, DAE Symposium on Nuclear Physics, M. Batra, A. Upadhyay Vishakhapatnam(A.P)Vol. 56, 266 (2011).

  • Heavy quark effective theory for mesons, M. Batra, A. Upadhyay DAE Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Vishakhapatnam(A.P)Vol. 56, 764 (2011)

  • The mass splitting of bottom mesons from the charm sectors, A. Upadhyay, XIXthDAE-BRNS, High Energy Physics, Jaipur (2010).

  • Quark and gluon contribution to the low energy properties of nucleons. A. Upadhyay,

J.P. Singh, DAE BRNS on Nucl. Phys. BARC, Mumbai, Vol. 54, 530-531 (2009).

  • Quark and gluon contribution to the low energy properties of nucleons. A. Upadhyay,

J.P. Singh, NTSD, Vol. 9, 133, NAT, 2009, TIET, Patiala.

  • Quark and gluon contributions to the low energy properties of nucleons Upadhyay, J.P Singh, Vol. 54, 530-531 (2009). Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nuclear Physics (2009)

  • Lowest-lying even-parity excited states in the open charm system , A. Upadhyay and et.al XVIIIthDAE-BRNS, High Energy Physics, BHU(2008).

  • Masses and decays of charmed mesons in heavy hadron chiral perturbation theory.

Alka Upadhyay, et. al, DAE - BRNS on Nucl. Phys. Vadodara, Vol. 51(2006) .

  • The derivative of the topological susceptibility at zero momentum.

J. Pasupathy, J.P. Singh, R.K. Singh and A. Upadhyay, DAE - BRNS Golden Jubilee

Symposium on Nucl. Phys, BARC, Vol. 50(2005) .

  • Charge symmetry breaking in pion-nucleon coupling and NN scattering length.

Alka Upadhyay, J.P. Singh DAE-BRNS Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Vol. 47B (2004).

  • Nucleon mass from OZI Violating interactions in an effective theory.

Alka Upadhyay, J.P. Singh, XVI DAE-BRNS, HEP Symposium, SINP, Kolkata (2004).

  • Magnetic Moments, Semileptonic Decays and Spin distributions of Nucleons in a Statistical Model. J.P. Singh, Alka Upadhyay, XV-DAE, HEP Symposium, Jammu (2002).

 

Technical Qualification

  • Having Knowledge of Microprocessor programming and hardware.

  • Knowledge of Computer, Fortran 77 and 90 Programming, Windows Latest and XP

  • and LINUX.

  • Programming in MATHEMATICA, Winedit for Latex files.

  • Programming Languages: C, C++, JAVA.

  • Having knowledge of MINUIT Programming and simulations.

  • Knowledge of designing Electronic & Printed circuit board developing.

1

M.Sc.

Charm and bottom mesons studies in HQET

2010

Sandeep Kaur

2

M.Sc.

Even and odd parity masses of Heavy mesons.

2010

Manpreet Gill

3

M.Sc

Neutrino Oscillation Phenomenology

2011

Prabhjot Kaur

4

M.Sc

Chiral Symmetry Breaking in nucleonic system

2011

Parveer Bassi

5

M.Sc

Heavy Quark Effective Field Theory

2011

Satwinder Singh

6

M.Sc

Hadron properties in statistical model

2012

Vani Gilhotra

7

M.Sc

Neutrino Oscillation Phenomenology

2012

Paramjot Kaur

8

M.Sc

Heavy Quark Effective Field Theory for B mesons

2012

Navjot Kaur

9

M.Sc

Matter effects Neutrino Oscillation Phenomenology

2013

Reema Garg

10

M.Sc

Solar Neutrino Oscillation Phenomenology

2013

Anu

11

M.Sc

Heavy Quark Effective Field Theory for D mesons

2013

Amanpreet Kaur

12

M.Sc

Study of Baryon Decuplet Particles

2014

Vikas

13

M.Sc

Magnetic moments and properties of the baryons in the Jp=1/2+ state

2014

Ashish Sharma

14

M.Sc.

Neutrino Oscillations

2015

Simranjeet kaur