graduated from the University of the West of Scotland with a first class B.Sc Honours In Physics and medical technology in July 2010. My final year project was titled "Characterisation of Aluminium Nitride (AlN) for ultrasonic applications". During the course of the degree Srikanta has had a chance to do mini projects with the medical physics (Nuclear cardiology) department at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Srikanta undertook a sandwich placement at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), which is a part of Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in Oxford from July 2008 to July 2009. Here Srikanta worked with the neutron detector group, and his work involved research and development of novel silicon photomultipliers for neutron detection. During this time Srikanta had an opportunity to attend the Nuclear Physics Symposium organised by IEEE which was held at Dresden, Germany.
In June 2010 Srikanta was awarded the SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) INSPIRE studentship to Pursue a PhD under the physics and life sciences theme. Srikanta's PhD project is titled " Ultrasound Imaging of individual cells in real time", this project is a partnership between IMSaT and Logitech Ltd (Glasgow). Srikanta is being supervised by Prof. Sandy Cochran and Jim McAneny (Logitech).
Srikanta was awarded the certificate of merit from the National Talent Science Search (NTSC) and also passed the state level Science examination with a first class, this was held by the Centre for general knowledge and learning, India.