Ras Pandey received his Ph.D. in physics (condensed matter theory) in 1981from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India with emphasis on ‘Phase Transition and Critical Phenomena’. After a visiting assistant professorship at the North Carolina State University, USA (1981-1982) and postdoctoral positions at Cologne University, Germany (1983), University of Cambridge, UK (1983-1984), and the University of Georgia, USA (1984-1985), he joined Jackson State University, USA in 1985 as an assistant professor of physics. In 1988 he moved to the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) where he is a professor of Physics. Early in his career at USM, he played an important role in establishing a multi-disciplinary Ph.D. program (with physics, math and computer science) in “scientific computing” now ‘Computational Science”. His areas of interest includes designing of bio-functionalized nano-materials, conformation and dynamics of bio-macromolecules (peptide, proteins, DNA), population dynamics of cells in immune response, polymers (viscoelastic properties, sol-gel transitions), percolation and random fractals, transport (anomalous diffusion, drift), flow and self-organizing structures in complex fluids, and computational finance. Most of his work involves computational modeling and simulations. He has served as a referee consistently for decades to several journals (such as Physical Review Letters, Physical Review (B,E), J. Chem. Phys., J. Phys., Soft Matters, etc.) and in external program review committees. He is a life-long member of the American Physical Society and fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.
Biography Updated on 19 July 2011