Anil K. Pradhan

Ohio State University, USA


Anil Pradhan has been engaged in multidisciplinary research in physics, astronomy and, recently, in nanobiomedicine. He received his Ph.D. degree from University College London (UCL) under the supervision of Professor Mike Seaton. Subsequently, he held positions and received career awards at UCL, the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) in Boulder Colorado, and the University of Windsor, Canada. He has been at the Ohio State University (OSU) as a Professor at the Department of Astronomy and in the Chemical Physics Program since 1989. Most of his research encompasses atomic astrophysics and computational physics. He played a leading role in two major international projects: the Opacity Project and the Iron Project, with teams of up to 30 atomic physicists and astrophysicists. In recent years, he has initiated an interdisciplinary program in the application of nanotechnology and AMO physics to biomedicine, in collaboration with the Radiation Oncology Groups at the James Cancer Hospital at the OSU Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Medical School. He is the author of over 150 refereed papers, and over 50 review articles and book chapters. He has organized a number of workshops and symposia in physics and astronomy, and is the editor of several conference proceedings. The most recent ones are the Joint Discussion on Atomic Physics in X-ray Astronomy at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Sydney,Australia, in July 2003, and workshop on High Accuracy Atomic Physics in Astronomy (jointly with Sultana Nahar) sponsored by the Institute of Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge Massachusetts. He has given several courses in atomic physics and astrophysics, including scattering theory, stellar astrophysics, and astrophysical spectroscopy. He is the author of an upcoming textbook “Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy” (coauthored by Sultana Nahar).

Biography Updated on 13 August 2008

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