Swapan Chattopadhyay

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Swapan Chattopadhyay

Visiting Professor in Physics

Since September, 2014 Professor Swapan Chattopadhyay is a member of the Director’s Senior Leadership Team at Fermilab (USA) in a joint appointment with Northern Illinois University, NIU (USA), where he is a distinguished Professor and Director of Accelerator Research. Currently he is also a Visiting Professor of Physics in the Division of Mathematical. Physical and Life Sciences at the University of Oxford, UK. He is a long-term scientific associate at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Physics (UK) and Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (UK).

Prior to joining Fermilab and NIU, Prof. Chattopadhyay served (2007-2014) as the Inaugural Director of the Cockcroft Institute, UK , holding the Sir John Cockcroft Chair of Physics jointly at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster. Previously (2001 – 2007), he served as the Associate Laboratory Director for Accelerators at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, (1984 – 2001) as the Founding Director of the Center for Beam Physics, Divisional Deputy for New Initiatives in General Sciences , a Senior Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Professor in the Graduate School at University of California at Berkeley, and (1982 – 1984) as a Scientific Associate at CERN (1982-1984). Prof. Chattopadhyay received his PhD in Physics from University of California at Berkeley in 1982. He has served at various times as a Visiting Professor of physics at University of Virginia at Charlottesville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley and Imperial College London .