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|Born||October 14, 1946|
|Alma mater||Delhi University
University of Tennessee, USA
R D Prabhu
|Known for||Solid State Physics|
|Notable awards||Dr. Vikram Sarabhai research award for Space Sciences for the year 1992|
Vinod Krishan, a physicist, is a Senior Professor and Dean of Sciences at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. She is involved in teaching and research in Plasma Physics. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India and a recipient of the Vikram Sarabahi Award for Space Sciences.
Vinod Krishan's academic career includes a BSC Degree (1066) and M.Sc.(Physics) degree in 1968 from the University of Delhi. She also holds a diploma in German (1968) from the University of Delhi. She did her doctoral degree (Ph.D) from the University of Tennessee USA in 1971 and her thesis was on "Damping of plasmons in a nearly free electron gas" in the field of Solid State Physics, and was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1971–73).
Vinod Krishan initially worked as Pool Officer at the Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from November 1973 to August 1975 and then worked as a UGC Research Associate. She worked in various capacities as Visiting Scientist, a Fellow, Reader, Associate Professor, and Professor at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, and is currently a senior Professor at the institute since 1998, teaching Plasma Astrophysics in the Joint Astronomy Programme. Her research activities encompass the fieldss of Modelling of Solar Coronal Loops, Solar Granulation, Extragalactic Plasmas, and Structure Formation Through Hydrodynamics.
Vinod Krishan is recipient of the Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for Space Sciences for the year 1992. Apart from membership of various scientific institutions connected with her specialization, she is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India, 1996.
Publications and books
She has a large number of papers to her credit in the fields of Laboratory Plasmas, Plasma Processes in Extragalactic Sources, Solar Physics, cometary plasmas, Structure Formation Through Hydrodynamics and many miscellaneous subjects. Her editorial work includes being one of the Editors of the Bulletin of the Astronomical Society Of India, since January 1995.
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- "Professor Vinod Krishan-Research Profile". Indian Institute of Astrophysics. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "Professor Vinod Krishan-Memberships & Awards". Indian Institute of Astrophysics. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "Professor Vinod Krishan-List of Publications". = Indian Institute of Astrophysics. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "Professor Vinod Krishan-Editorial Work". = Indian Institute of Astrophysics. Retrieved 16 March 2015.