Subhendra D. Mahanti
Subhendra D. Mahanti was born in Cuttack, India, in 1945. He received the B.S. degree (honors in physics) from the Utkal University (Bhubaneshwar, India) in 1961, the M.S. degree (physics) from the Allahabad University (India) in 1963, and the Ph.D. degree in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of California, Riverside, Riverside, Calif, USA (1964-1968). After spending two years at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, he joined the Faculty of Michigan State University in 1970. He has been Visiting Professor at several institutions in Europe and India. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His research interests are quite broad with special focus on the electronic structure of complex systems, looking at the effect of electron correlation effects in narrow band systems, nature of bonding and the origin of band gaps in multicomponent narrow band gap semiconductors, symmetry principles in multiferroics, and nature of deep defect states in and transport properties of narrow band-gap semiconductors. His research over the years has been in the area of magnetic materials, high Tc superconductors, multiferroics, systems showing colossal magnetic resistance, and high-performance thermoelectric. He has coorganized several national and international conferences, published more than 250 papers in reputed journals, and has been reviewer for many journals and member of several research proposal evaluation panels.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011