Subham is currently a Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Brigitta Schuett) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eran Feitelson) working on comparative study of water sensitive catchment management between Israel and Germany for mitigating flood risks in the costal urban areas.
Subham pursued his PhD on Urban Water Security at the Freie University of Berlin, for which he was awarded the DAAD full scholarship. His PhD project explores the dimensions and issues for quantitative assessment of urban water security in Kolkata. He holds 3 Masters of Science degrees in Ecohydrology (Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany), GIS for Catchment Dynamics and Management (University of Leeds, UK) and Remote Sensing and GIS (University of Burdwan, India).
Subham has held several research positions both in academic positions and in advisory/management roles for the Governments of England, Scotland, and India. In the latter context, Subham's expertise in GIS and Mapping Techniques has been applied to research under the Rural Payment Agency for DEFRA (2010-2011), in contribution to various rivers projects for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (2011) and as a Project Supervisor for Coastal Regulatory Zones under the Ministry of Environment and Forest for the Government of India (2014). His academic roles have seen him engaged both as a research associate and within a teaching capacity, with responsibility for master’s Students both at the Capital Normal University, Beijing (2014-2016), China, and the University of Kiel (2013), Germany.
Subham has been the recipient of several prestigious scholarships in acknowledgement of his academic excellence throughout his career. In addition to the current Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the DAAD scholarship which supports his PhD, Subham was awarded a full Research Scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council to pursue his work in China (2014-2016), and the UNESCO-Erasmus Mundus Full Scholarship to support his MSc Studies at the University of Kiel (2011-2013). He is also a recipient of GeoX Network’s research travel grant (2018) to conduct survey in Kolkata, as a part of his PhD. Additionally, he has recently received Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) workshop grant (2019-2020) to conduct workshops in the UK, India, and Bangladesh. He has several publications in reputed journals and has frequently presented at conferences and roundtables in his areas of specialism.