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



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, Photoemission driven electron two-stream instability (ETSI) and evolution of plasma sheath, Phys Plasmas 26, 042113 (2019).
  2. Murchana Khusroo and Madhurjya P Bora, Modeling aperiodic magnetospheric oscillations, Phys Rev E 99, 013205 (2019).
  3. Rinku Deka and Madhurjya P Bora, Dust levitation in an inverse sheath, Phys Plasmas 25, 103704 (2018).
  4. Rajita Goswami and Madhurjya P Bora, Dust acoustic solitons and polarization force, Phys Plasmas 25, 014501 (2018).
  5. G C Das, R Deka, and M P Bora, Revisiting the plasma sheath, Phys Plasmas 23, 042308 (2016)
  6. M Khusroo and M P Bora, Nonlinear structures with thermal anisotropy, Plasma Phys Controlled Fusion 57, 115005 (2015)
  7. R Goswami, M Khusroo, and M P Bora, Warm dust acoustic shocks, J Phys Conf Ser 481, 012028 (2014)
  8. D sarmah and M P Bora, Oscillation death in a coupled van der Pol-Mathieu system, Pramana - J Phys 81, 677 (2013)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. G C Das, B Choudhury, M P Bora, Formation of shock waves in cold dusty plasmas, Phys Plasmas 19, 044502 (2012)
  12. 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)
  13. G C Das, B Choudhury, and M P Bora, Evolution of ion-acoustic solitary waves in Maxwellian dusty plasmas, Phys Plasmas 17, 123707 (2010)
  14. M Buzar Baruah, S Chatterjee, and M P Bora, Radiation-condensation instability in a plasma with ionization andrecombination, Astrophys Space Sci 325, 217 (2010)
  15. M P Bora and M Buzar Baruah, Thermal instability of an expanding dusty plasma with equilibrium cooling, Phys Plasmas 15, 063702 (2008)
  16. M P Bora and D Sarmah, Sawtooth disruptions and limit cycle oscillations, Communication in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (Elsevier) 13, 296 (2008)
  17. A Sen, D Chandra, and M P Bora, Neoclassical tearing modes with generalised reduced MHD equations, Nuclear Fusion 45, 524 (2005)


  1. Chairman, Web Management, GU
  2. Member, Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP)
  3. Member, Advisory Committee, Integrated University Management System (IUMS)
  4. Member, Academic Council
  5. Member, GU Court
  6. Member, Steering Committee, Centre for Brahmaputra Studies (CBS)

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