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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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C. Kumar N. Patel

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Dates

July 2, 1938 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Biography

Abstract

C. Kumar N. Patel is a Professor of Physics at University of California, Los Angeles. He developed the carbon dioxide laser during his tenure at Bell Laboratories. He received the American Physical Society's George E. Pake Prize in 1988.

Important Dates

July 2, 1938Birth, Baramati (India).

1958Obtained BE, University of Pune, Pune (India).

1959Obtained MS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1961Obtained PhD in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1961 – 1984Member, Technical Staff (1961-1967); Head, Infrared Physics and Electronics Research Department (1967-1970); Director, Electronics Research Laboratory (1970-1976); Director, Physical Sciences Laboratory (1976-1981); and Executive Director, Physics and Academic Affairs Division (1981-1984), Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1976Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1978Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1979 – 1988Member, Board of Trustees, Aerospace Corporation.

1984 – 1993Executive Director, Physics and Academic Affairs Division (1984-1987) and Executive Director, Research Materials Science Engineering and Academic Affairs Division (1987-1993), AT & T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1985 – 1993Member, Board of Trustees, AT & T Foundation.

1986 – presentMember, Board of Directors, Newport Corporation.

1988Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

1989 – 1996Member, Board of Directors, California Micro Devices Corporation.

1993 – presentVice Chancellor, Research (1993-1999) and Professor of Physics (2000-present), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1995President, American Physical Society.

1995 – 1999Chair, Board of Directors, Accuwave Corporation.

1996Awarded National Medal of Science.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Baramati (India)

Undergraduate Education

Pune (India)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Lasers.

Magnetometers.

Semiconductors.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Aeppli, Gabriel

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Chu, Ching-wu, 1941-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

David, Edward E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dawson, J. M. (John Myrick), 1930-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Geballe, Theodore H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Joshi, Chandrashekhar

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kennel, Charles F., 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lax, Melvin J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Narath, Albert, 1933-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, Julia M.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Tsui, D. C. (Daniel Chee), 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Willett, Robert L.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Additional

Giordmaine, Joseph Anthony

Hecht, Jeff

Kogelnik, Herwig W.

Institutions

Major Positions

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Executive Director, Physics and Academic Affairs Division and Executive Director, Research Materials Science Engineering and Academic Affairs Division.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff; Head, Infrared Physics and Electronics Research Department; Director, Electronics Research Laboratory; Director, Physical Sciences Laboratory; and Executive Director, Physics and Academic Affairs Division.

University of California, Los Angeles

Vice Chancellor, Research.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Accuwave Corporation

Chair, Board of Directors.

Aerospace Corporation

Member, Board of Trustees.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Physical Society

President and received 1988 George E. Pake Prize.

AT & T Foundation

Member, Board of Trustees.

California Micro Devices Corporation

Member, Board of Directors.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Laser Institute of America

National Academy of Engineering

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Newport Corporation

Member, Board of Directors.

Stanford University. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained MS in 1959 and PhD in 1961.

University of Pune

Obtained BE in 1958.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with C. K. N. Patel, 1984 May 31 and June 4th.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Giordmaine, 2007 October 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Herwig Kogelnik, 1986 May 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William F. Brinkman, 2006 March 7 and April 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Jeff Hecht laser pioneer interviews, 1984-1991.

Lasers : invention to application / John R. Whinnery, symposium chairman ; Jesse H. Ausubel, H. Dale Langford, editors ; National Academy of Engineering.