Bio

Academic Qualifications

1976 Ph. D. (Physics): Brown University, Providence, R.I.
1973 Sc.M. (Physics): Brown University, Providence, R.I.
1970 M.Sc. (Physics): Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
1968 B.Sc. (Physics & Mathematics): M.G.M. College, Mysore University, India

Honors

2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Baylor University
2013 Finalist, Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Baylor University
2008 Missouri Educator Award, Science Teachers of Missouri
2006 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Missouri
2004 Curator's Distinguished Teaching Professorship, University of Missouri
2004 Science Teachers of Missouri Distinguished Service Award
2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
1998 Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
1997 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Missouri
1992 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
1990 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia
1987 Purple Chalk award for Excellence in Teaching.College of Arts and Science Student Government
1985 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
1970 Bronze Medal and Certificate of Merit for the first rank in the M.Sc. class, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
1968 Gold Medal for distinction and first rank in the B.Sc. class, Mysore University
1965-70 National Science Talent Search Scholarship sponsored by the Government of India

Employment Experience

1988 - present: Professor of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
1986 - 1988: Associate Professor of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
1983 - 1986: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
1978 - 1983: Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Associate
                      Department of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
1975 - 1978: Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Festkorperforschung
                      Stuttgart, with Prof. Manuel Cardona
1971 - 1975: Research Assistant, Physics Department, Brown University, with Prof. Fred H. Pollak
1970 - 1971: Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, Brown University

Membership of Professional Societies

1972 - present: American Physical Society
1997 - present: National Science Teacher's Association and Science Teachers of Missouri
1996 - present: AAUW, AAPT