Prof. (Dr.) Somnath Gangopadhyay Ph.D, FABMS
Professor In Charge
Occupational Ergonomics Unit
Department of Physiology
University of Calcutta
Prof. Somnath Gangopadhyay was awarded his doctoral degree in the year 1993 and he began his career as an Ergonomist and Work Physiologist in a renowned steel plant under Steel Authority of India Limited at Bhilai, India. After working for more than 5 years, he joined the University of Calcutta in 1997 as a Lecturer in Ergonomics in the Department of Physiology. Presently he is the Professor in the same department of the University. Till date he is actively involved in extensive research activity, which is evident from the innumerable research publications (more than200) of his work in national and international peer reviewed with high impact factor journals and books. He is a recipient of the prestigious FABMS title from IABMS for his valuable contribution in the field of Biomedical Sciences.
Prof. Gangopadhyay also being awarded the 'Prof. Ramendra Sundar Sinha Memorial Oration' by The Physiological society of India and the ‘Prof. S. Subhramanian Memorial Oration’ by The Indian Association of Bio medical Scientists. Prof. Somnath Gangopadhyay is also actively involved with different renowned international societies (International Ergonomics Association, International Commission on Occupational Health etc).
He has also organized different national and international conferences, workshops, symposiums, seminars and orientation programs at different national and international Universities.
Prof. Gangopadhyay is regularly visiting different countries for different academic purposes like USA, Taiwan, Austria, South Africa, Nether Lands, China, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh etc.
Currently, he acts as the chief editor of the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH) and also serves different national and international journals as a member of the editorial board.
Prof. Gangopadhyay has received scholarships from international universities, organizations and institutions to deliver lectures abroad as distinguished speaker and Visiting Faculty.
He was the Assistant secretary of Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE) for twice, now he is the Executive member of ISE and he is the scientific committee member of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). Presently, Prof. Gangopadhyay is elected as the Honorary General Secretary of the Physiological Society of India and the Vice President of the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) .