Kumble R. Subbaswamy

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Kumble R. Subbaswamy
11th Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assumed office
July 1, 2012
Preceded by Robert Holub
Personal details
Born Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Spouse(s) Mala Subbaswamy
Residence Amherst, Massachusetts
Profession Physicist
University Professor
University Dean
University Provost
Website http://www.umass.edu/chancellor/

Kumble R. Subbaswamy is the 11th and current chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[1][2] He formerly served as the provost of University of Kentucky.

Early life and education[edit]

Subbaswamy was born in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka in India. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Bangalore University, a Master of Science in Physics from University of Delhi, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from Indiana University Bloomington.


Subbaswamy talking about the importance of multidiscplinary research at University of Kentucky in 2011.


He served as Research associate in the Department of Physics at University of California, Irvine from 1976 to 1978.[3] He later joined as Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky in 1978 and rose to become the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1993 to 1997.[3]

He also served as Adjunct professor (Professore a contratto) at University of Pavia in Italy in 1990.[3]

He later served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Physics at both University of Miami and Indiana University Bloomington.[3] He then served as the provost of University of Kentucky.[3]

Books, Research Papers and Journals[edit]

Kumble Subbaswamy is a published author and coauthor of several books, research papers and journals.

  • Local Density Theory of Polarizability (Physics of Solids and Liquids) (Publisher: Springer, Publication Year: 1st ed. 1990 edition (December 31, 2013); ISBN 978-1489924889).


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert C. Holub
Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Amherst
1 July 2012 - present
Succeeded by
N/A (incumbent)