Title: Research Professor
Company: University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut, United States
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, PhD, Research Professor at the University of Connecticut, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.
With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Roychoudhuri has been a research professor with the physics department at University of Connecticut in Storrs since 2000, having been director of the school’s Photonics Research Center since 1992. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was chief scientist of the United Technologies Optical Systems Optics and Applied Technology Laboratory in West Palm Beach, Florida, from 1990 to 1992, and manager of laser systems with Perkin Elmer Inc. from 1986 to 1989. From 1978 to 1986, he was a senior staff scientist with TRW Inc., and from 1974 to 1978, he was a senior scientist with the National Institute of Astrophysics. Earlier in his career, Dr. Roychoudhuri was an assistant professor with the University of Kalyani in India from 1965 to 1968.
Dr. Roychoudhuri began his career as a student at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1963 and completing a Master of Science in physics in 1965. He subsequently relocated to the United States, receiving a Fulbright Scholarship from the University of Vermont in Burlington and earning a Doctor of Philosophy in optics from the University of Rochester in New York in 1973. A fellow of the Optical Society, he has also served on the board of directors and as a fellow of the Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. Dr. Roychoudhuri is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the American Physical Society.
A respected voice in the field, Dr. Roychoudhuri has written more than 100 articles in professional journals and in conference proceedings books. The author of “Causal Physics: Photons by Non-Interaction of Waves,” he also edited “The Nature of Light: What is a Photon.” Dr. Roychoudhuri is renowned for his achievements in researching the applications of diode lasers in fiber optic communications, spectrometry, laser radar and desktop manufacturing, interference, diffraction and dispersion phenomena with ultrashort light pulses, and superposition phenomena.
Throughout his career, Dr. Roychoudhuri has been recognized for his contributions. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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