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C. N. R. Rao

AKA Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao

Born: 30-Jun-1934
Birthplace: Bangalore, India

Gender: Male
Religion: Hindu
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chemist

Nationality: India
Executive summary: Chemistry of superconductivity

Indian chemist C. N. R. Rao is known for his research into superconductivity and the chemical properties of superconductive materials. He is also a founding member of the Third World Academy of Sciences.

Father: Hanumantha Nagesa Rao
Mother: Nagamma Nagesa Rao
Wife: Indumati Rao (m. 1960, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Suchitra
Son: Sanjay

    University: BS, University of Mysore (1951)
    University: MS, Banaras Hindu University (1953)
    University: PhD, Purdue University (1958)
    University: DSc, University of Mysore (1961)
    Teacher: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (1963-64)
    Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (1964-76)
    Professor: Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore (1976-)
    Administrator: Chairman of Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore (1976-84)
    Administrator: Director of Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore (1984-)

    Hughes Medal 2000
    Dan David Prize 2005
    French Legion of Honor 2005
    American Philosophical Society Foreign Member
    French Academy of Sciences Foreign Member
    Indian Academy of Sciences
    National Academy of Sciences Foreign Associate
    Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    Royal Society
    Third World Academy of Sciences
    Russian Academy of Sciences Foreign Member

Author of books:
Ultra-Violet and Visible Spectroscopy (1961)
Chemical Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy (1963)
New Directions in Solid State Chemistry (1986, with J. Gopalakrishnan)
Chemical and Structural Aspects of High Temperature Superconductors (1988)
Bismuth and Thalium Cuprate Superconductors (1989)
Chemistry of High Temperature Superconductors (1991)
The Chemistry of Nanomaterials (2004)


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