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Biography

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Archival as SubjectPublished as Subject

Praveen Chaudhari

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Dates

November 30, 1937 – January 13, 2010

Authorized Form of Name

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Additional Forms of Names

Chaudhari, P.

Biography

Abstract

Praveen Chaudhari researched thin-film physics and worked at IBM for more than thirty years (1966-2003). He also was the Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory (2003-2006) and a professor at Columbia University (2006-2010).

Important Dates

November 30, 1937Birth, Ludhiana (India).

1961Obtained BS, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur (India).

1963Obtained MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1966Obtained ScD in Physical Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1966 – 2003Researcher (1966-1970); Manager (1970-1980); Acting Director, Physical Sciences Department (1980-1981); Director, Physical Sciences Department (1981-1982); Vice President, Science (1982-1991); and Researcher (1991-2003), International Business Machines (IBM), Armonk (N.Y.).

1987Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

2003Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2003 – 2010Director (2003-2006) and Physicist (2006-2010), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

2006 – 2010Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University.

January 13, 2010Death, Briarcliff Manor (N.Y.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

Ludhiana (India)

Undergraduate Education

Kharagpur (India)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Armonk (N.Y.)

Upton (N.Y.)

Death

Briarcliff Manor (N.Y.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Superconductors.

Relationships

People

Family

Chaudhari, Ashok

Son.

Chaudhari, Karin

Wife.

Chaudhari, Pia

Daughter.

Colleagues

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at IBM.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Columbia University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Demuth, Joseph, 1946-

Both employed at IBM.

Devons, Samuel

Both employed at Columbia University.

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at IBM.

Fowler, Alan, 1928-

Both employed at IBM.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at IBM.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

McGroddy, James C.

Both employed at IBM.

Meyerson, B.

Both employed at IBM.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at Columbia University.

Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000

Both employed at IBM.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Columbia University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Director and Physicist.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics.

IBM Research

Researcher; Manager; Acting Director, Physical Sciences Department; Director, Physical Sciences Department; and Vice President, Science.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Physical Society

Received 1987 George E. Pake Prize.

Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur, India)

Obtained BS in 1961.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Obtained MS in 1963 and and ScD (Physical Metallurgy) in 1966.

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics, History of Physicists in Industry records, 2003-2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Praveen Chaudhari Physics Today obituary.