Indian  Institute  of  Technology,  Kanpur

  Debashish Chowdhury

Ph. D. (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1984)

"Prof. S. Sampath Chair" Professor and J. C. Bose National Fellow

Head, Department of Physics

Dr. Debashish Chowdhury is a theoretical physicist. He works on a wide variety of topics in Statistical and Biological Physics. After getting his doctoral degree from IIT, Kanpur, in 1984 for his thesis on "Spin Glass Transition", he carried out postdoctoral research as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Cologne, Germany and, then, as a Senior Research Associate in Philadelphia, U.S.A. He was an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Sciences of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (1987 - 1992) and an Associate Professor in the Physics Department of IIT, Kanpur, (1993 - 1997). Dr. Chowdhury became a full Professor in May, 1997.

Dr. Chowdhury is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, and the National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Medal of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (1989). He is a former Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and a former Associate Member of ICTP (Italy). He has served as a member of the Board of Editors of European Physical Journal B which is co-published by Springer (Germany), EDP Sciences (jointly owned by the French Physical Society, French Chemical Society and French Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics) and the Italian Physical Society. He was also a managing editor of the International Journal of Modern Physics C which is published by World Scientific.

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