Donepudi Venkateswara Rao
Donepudi Venkateswara Rao is an experimental and theoretical physicist. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1983 from IIT, Kharagpur, India, he joined the Physics Department of Sir. C. R. R. Autonomous College, Eluru, India, as a Lecturer (1983–1989), as a Senior Lecturer (1989–1995), and as a Reader since January 1996. He works on a wide variety of topics in X-ray physics. He had been the Principal Investigator for the UGC Major Research project entitled X-Ray Scattering and Tomography for a period of two years (1997–1999). He received the University Grants Commission Research Award, for a period of three years (1999–2002). He continued the research in the field of interaction of keV photons with matter and tomography at the Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Rome, Rome, Italy, with a grant from ICTP, Trieste, Italy, during the period 1992-1993. He was an Associate Member of the ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 1994 to 1999. He visited ICTP, Trieste, Italy, and attended advanced training programs in the field of medical physics, archaeometry, and the use of synchrotron radiation in the field of science and technology, for a period of three to four weeks. He worked as a Guest Researcher at Ionizing Radiation Division, NIST, USA, then as a Researcher at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan, and as a JSPS Visiting Professor at the Department of Biosystems Engineering, Yamagata University, Japan, during the period 1999–2004. His present research has been supported by the DST with a grant from the government of India. He was invited to act as a Session Chair for the session entitled Synchrotron Applications at CAARI, 2008, with a partial financial support from the organizers. He attended the Indo-German Workshop to explore the possibilities of developing the Indian beamlines at PETRA III, DESSY, Germany.
Biography Updated on 12 July 2009