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Northwest Missouri State University

Himadri Chakraborty

Himadri Chakraborty



1428 CI


660.562.1188 (fax)

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Joined Northwest in 2006

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D
  • M.S Physics
  • B.S. Physics

Courses Taught

  • 25-110/111 General Physics I and Lab
  • 25-112/113 General Physics II and Lab
  • 25-120/121 Fundamentals of Classical Physics I and Lab
  • 25-230/231 Fundamentals of Classical Physics I and Lab
  • 25-320/321 Classical Mechanics Lecture and Lab
  • 25-322 Statics
  • 25-330/331 Electricity & Magnetism and Lab
  • 25-450/451 Computational Physics and Lab
  • 40-123 Descriptive Astronomy Lab
  • 48-314 Nanoscience I

Academic Interests

Teaching Interests

  • General physics and nanophysics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Quantum physics
  • Atomic, molecular and surface physics

Research Interests (Theoretical/Computational)

  • Photon and charged-particle impact spectroscopy of carbon and metal nanoparticles (NSF funded program)
  • Ultrafast processes in atoms and nanoparticles
  • Positronium formation from fullerene nanosystems
  • Thermalization processes in fullerene nanosystems
  • Ion-spectroscopy of nanostructured surfaces

Scholarly Activity

Student Group Advisement

Nanophysics research groups

Other Professional Experiences

  • Winner of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant in 2008, 2011 and 2014
  • Member of American Physical Society
  • Member of American Nano Society
  • Member of Indian Society of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics


Personal Interests

  • Creative literature
  • Classical music
  • Family