Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Harvard University, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Stree Shakti Samman Science Award, 2010, Kalpana Chawla Woman Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, 2010
Shobhana Narasimhan is a Professor of Theoretical Sciences and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India. Her main area of interest is computational nanoscience. Her research examines how the lowering of dimensionality and reduction of size affect material properties. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.
Education and career
Narasimhan earned her B.Sc. in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in 1983 and her M.Sc. in Physics from IIT Bombay in 1985. She received her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University in 1991. Subsequently, she did her postdoctoral work at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA and at Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany. She joined the Theoretical Sciences Unit of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India as a faculty in 1996.
Narasimhan has a strong interest in innovative teaching methods and has organized and participated in many interactive workshops in several countries. She is also keen on promoting women in science causes. She is a Panel Member of the Women in Science initiative of the Indian Academy of Sciences, and has also organized a Career Development Workshop for Women in Physics at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
Awards and recognition
Narasimhan became a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India in 2011. She has also received the Stree Shakti Samman Science Award in 2010 and the Kalpana Chawla Woman Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka in 2010.
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