Thomas Thundat

PhD

Thomas Thundat

PhD

Thomas Thundat

PhD

Research Topics

Novel physical, chemical, and biological detection using micro and nano mechanical sensors and electrical power delivery using the single wire concept

Contact Information

310A Furnas Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3209

tgthunda@buffalo.edu

Biography

Thomas Thundat is a member of Chemical and Biological Engineering's RENEW faculty.  He was formerly Canada Excellence Research Chair professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and is a Distinguished Professor (hon.) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and Centenary Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is the author of over 400 publications in refereed journals, 45 book chapters, and 40 patents. Dr. Thundat is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Electrochemical Society (ECS), the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the SPIE, and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Thundat’s research is currently focused on novel physical, chemical, and biological detection using micro and nano mechanical sensors and electrical power delivery using the single wire concept.

Education

  • PhD, Physics, 1987, State University of New York at Albany
  • MSc, Physics (First Class), 1980, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • BSc, Physics (major), Chemistry and Mathematics (minors), (First Class) 1978, University of Kerala, India
  • Post-doctoral (scanning probe microscopy): 1987-1990 Arizona State University

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