Sandip Pakvasa

Title: Professor
Company: University of Hawai’i
Location: Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States

Sandip Pakvasa, Professor at the University of Hawai’i has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academics.

With nearly 55 years of professional experience, Dr. Pakvasa has been a professor at the University of Hawai’i since 1974. Prior to obtaining his current role, he was an associate professor with the school from 1970 to 1973, having been an assistant professor since 1968. Earlier in his career, he was a research associate at Syracuse University from 1965 to 1967.

Dr. Pakvasa began his career as a student at the University of Baroda, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1954. He continued his studies with the school, completing a Master of Science in 1957. He then joined Purdue University, earning a PhD in 1966. Dr. Pakvasa had always been interested in physics, even as a young boy. He wanted to understand how the world works and pursued the field to help answer those questions.

Throughout his career, Dr. Pakvasa has been recognized for his contributions. A Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and American Physical Society Fellow, he received the University of Hawai’i Regents Medal for Excellence in Research. He was named a Jubilee Lecturer by the Association for the Cultivation of Science, and he received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award and as a member of the KamLand Collaboration he was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Some of the most important research he has done has been with Hirotaka Sugawara, a physicist from Japan. This work helped pave the way for another scientist to receive a Nobel Prize, and Dr. Pakvasa was invited to the ceremony in 2008.

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