Chandrabhas Narayana

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India


Chandrabhas Narayana, a Banglorean by birth, obtained his Ph.D. degree from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore after completion of his B.S. and M.S. degrees in science education from the Regional Institute of Education, Mysore (Mysore University). Before joining as a faculty at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, he went to the Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA for his postdoctoral research at the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He is currently the Dean of Fellowships and Extension Programmes as well as a Professor of chemistry and physics of Materials Unit at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. Professor Narayana specializes in Raman and Brillouin spectroscopy and ultrahigh pressure research. His group, Light Scattering Laboratory, is interested in (1) phase transitions in materials probed by Raman, Brillouin, or X-ray diffraction under high pressure and/or temperature, (2) elastic properties of nano- and bulk materials, (3) understanding physics of materials using optical spectroscopy, (4) Raman spectroscopy and SERS studies of biomaterials, and (5) Raman imaging of biological systems. He has been awarded the Material Research Society of India bronze medal in 2007, Sir C.V. Raman Young Scientist Award in 2008, and C.N.R. Rao Oration Award in 2009 for his research contributions. He was a Visiting Professor at the Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA and is an Invited Professor at the Institut de Mineralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condenses (IMPMC), University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France. He is one of the Editors of the International Journal “The Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology.”

Biography Updated on 31 July 2011

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