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Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri

Honoring Prof. Dr.R. Vijaya, IIT Kanpur, India

Submitted by Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, University of Connecticut

Prof. Dr. R. Vijaya is the current Head of the Department of Physics, IIT-Kanpur. She is the first woman to hold this position in this sixty-year old department. Dr. Vijaya has been holding many leadership roles at IIT Kanpur such as being the coordinator of Ion Beam Complex, Head of the Centre for Lasers and Photonics. Vijaya has developed extensive experience in Photonics research, and has developed experimental competence in wide ranging topics, from Nonlinear optics to Photonics Crystals.

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