Madhurjya P Bora

Madhurjya P Bora


MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi) Postdoctoral Fellow (MIT, Cambridge) Commonwealth Fellow (York, UK)

Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, Nonlinear Dynamics

Department of Physics
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Phone:- 9854063419



I graduated from J B College (Jorhat, Assam) in the year 1982. I then moved to do my postgraduation in Physics from Delhi University (Hans Raj College). I completed my postgraduate in 1987 and then PhD in Plasma Physics in 1995 from Delhi University. I went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT at Boston) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 1996, where I worked with Prof Bruno Coppi, one of the pioneer of tokamak physics, in the Research Laboratory for Electronics (RLE). I went to University of York as a Commomwealth Academic Fellow to work with Prof Howrad Wilson at York Plasma Institute in September 2013 for three months.

  • Plasma and Astrophysics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics

  • Electrodynamics, MSc (Phys), 1st Semester
  • Plasma Physics, MSc (Phys), 4th Semester
  • Statistical Mechanics, MSc (Phys), 4th Semester
  • Astrophysics, MSc (Phys), 3rd Semester
  • Computational Physics, MSc (Phys), 2nd Semester

  • Postdoctoral Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship at University of York, UK, Year: 2013, Awarding Organisation: Commonwealth Commission, UK
  • Teacher Award (Two-Time), Year: 2006 and 2008, Awarding Organisation: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA, Ames Research Center
  • BOYSCAST Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT, Cambridge (Massachusetts), Year: 1997, Awarding Organisation: Department of Science and Technology
  • Best Thesis Award, Year: 1995, Awarding Organisation: Astronomical Society of India (ASI)
  • UGC-CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellowships, Year: 1988 and 1990, Awarding Organisation: UGC-CSIR
  • National Talent Scholarship, Year: 1979, Awarding Organisation: Education Department, Assam Govt.

  1. Suniti Changmai and Madhurjya P Bora, Particle-in-cell simulation of the effect of dust charge fluctuation on ion acoustic waves in a dusty plasma, Nature Scientific Reports 10, 20980 (2020).
  2. Debashis Saikia and Madhurjya P Bora, Nonlinear model of the firefly flash, Nonlinear Dyanmics 101, 1301 (2020).
  3. Rinku Deka and Madhurjya P Bora, A study of SCL sheath in presence of two dust species in a photoemissive environment, Phys Plasmas 27, 043701 (2020).
  4. Suniti Changmai and Madhurjya P Bora, Photoemission driven electron two-stream instability (ETSI) and evolution of plasma sheath, Phys Plasmas 26, 042113 (2019).
  5. Murchana Khusroo and Madhurjya P Bora, Modeling aperiodic magnetospheric oscillations, Phys Rev E 99, 013205 (2019).
  6. Rinku Deka and Madhurjya P Bora, Dust levitation in an inverse sheath, Phys Plasmas 25, 103704 (2018).
  7. Rajita Goswami and Madhurjya P Bora, Dust acoustic solitons and polarization force, Phys Plasmas 25, 014501 (2018).
  8. G C Das, R Deka, and M P Bora, Revisiting the plasma sheath, Phys Plasmas 23, 042308 (2016)
  9. M Khusroo and M P Bora, Nonlinear structures with thermal anisotropy, Plasma Phys Controlled Fusion 57, 115005 (2015)
  10. R Goswami, M Khusroo, and M P Bora, Warm dust acoustic shocks, J Phys Conf Ser 481, 012028 (2014)
  11. D sarmah and M P Bora, Oscillation death in a coupled van der Pol-Mathieu system, Pramana - J Phys 81, 677 (2013)
  12. B Choudhury, R Goswami, G C Das, and M P Bora, Ion-acoustic solitons in warm magnetoplasmas with super-thermal electrons, Phys Plasmas 20, 042902 (2013)
  13. M P Bora, B Choudhury, G C Das, Dust-acoustic soliton in a plasma with multi-species ions and kappa-distributed electrons, Astrophys Space Sci 341, 515 (2012)
  14. G C Das, B Choudhury, M P Bora, Formation of shock waves in cold dusty plasmas, Phys Plasmas 19, 044502 (2012)
  15. M P Bora and M Buzar Baruah, Hall instability of a weakly ionized, rotating disk with equilibrium pressure stratification and thermal loss, Phys Plasmas 18, 012902 (2011)
  16. G C Das, B Choudhury, and M P Bora, Evolution of ion-acoustic solitary waves in Maxwellian dusty plasmas, Phys Plasmas 17, 123707 (2010)
  17. M Buzar Baruah, S Chatterjee, and M P Bora, Radiation-condensation instability in a plasma with ionization andrecombination, Astrophys Space Sci 325, 217 (2010)
  18. M P Bora and M Buzar Baruah, Thermal instability of an expanding dusty plasma with equilibrium cooling, Phys Plasmas 15, 063702 (2008)
  19. M P Bora and D Sarmah, Sawtooth disruptions and limit cycle oscillations, Communication in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (Elsevier) 13, 296 (2008)
  20. A Sen, D Chandra, and M P Bora, Neoclassical tearing modes with generalised reduced MHD equations, Nuclear Fusion 45, 524 (2005)


  1. Nodal Faculty, MHRD-DRDO Fellowships, GU
  2. Member of the Core Committee for External Examinations, GU
  3. Member of CC-CBCS Committee, GU
  4. Co-ordinator and Director (Hon), ISRO-GU Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S)
  5. Chairman, Web Management, GU
  6. Member, Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP)
  7. Member, Academic Council, GU
  8. Member of the Academic Council, Cotton University

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