About Joby Joseph

Dr. Joby Joseph is Professor and Head of the Optics and Photonics Centre, IIT Delhi, where he has been a teaching faculty since 1996. He holds Ph.D degree (1992) in Physics and M.Tech. degree (1988) in Applied Optics from IIT Delhi. He worked as Senior Optical Engineer at Aprilis Inc., Maynard, MA, USA from Dec. 2002 to Dec. 2003, towards the development of an ultra-high density holographic digital data storage device. He has carried out post-doctoral research at Kobe University, Japan from April 1993 to June 1995 and Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston, USA from June 1995 to July 1996.

Research Specialization

Photonics: Optical image processing, Holographic data storage, Digital Holography, Optical data security, Interference lithography, Photonic crystals & metamaterials fabrication, Nano-photonics, Biosensor, Super-resolution imaging, Nanoscopy.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Physics/Optics), 1992, IIT Delhi.
  • MTech (Applied Optics), 1988, IIT Delhi.
  • MSc (Physics), 1985, Gandhiji Univ.(S.B. College, Changanacherry), Kerala.


  • Associate Dean Academics, IIT Delhi (2016-2019)
  • Institute Chair Professor (HAG scale), Physics Dept., IIT Delhi (Faculty since 1996).
  • Post-Doc Fellow, Kobe University, Japan and Univ. Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
  • Researcher\Visiting Professor: Univ. Massachusetts, Boston, USA; Kobe University, Japan; NTU, Singapore; Toyohashi University, Japan; Toyo Univ., Japan; NUS Singapore.
  • Senior Optical Engineer for Aprilis Inc., Maynard, MA, USA.