Tapas Kar earned his M.S. (1983) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees in theoretical/computational chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Kharagpur, which is one of the most respected educational and research institutes of India. After spending two more years (1988-1990) at the same institute as a Research Associate, he moved to Sevilla University (Spain) as a Visiting Scientist for one year. He received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship and spent two years (1991-1993) at Hannover University in Germany. He then pursued his research career at Southern Illinois University (SIUC) at Carbondale as a Research Scientist and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. After seven years (1993-2000) at SIUC, he moved to Utah State University (USU) at Logan as a Research Assistant Professor. He visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory at Dayton for several times in 2004-2006. He also visited two universities in Brazil for research collaborations months in 2004-2005. He has published 102 papers in peer-reviewed international journals (such as Journal of American Chemical Society, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics Letter, and Physics Review) and has presented papers in several national and international conferences. His research interests include a wide range of subjects, starting from fundamental and basic research on chemical science to advanced, current and applied research on nanotechnology.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011