Nisha Rathode

C Kumar N Patel

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Nationality  Indian / American
Fields  Electrical engineering
Role  Electrical engineer
Name  C. N.

C. Kumar N. Patel wwwpranalyticacomimagespateljpg
Born  July 2, 1938 (age 77) Baramati, Bombay Presidency, British India (1938-07-02)
Institutions  University of California, Los Angeles
Alma mater  Government College of Engineering (B.E.) Stanford University (M.S.) Stanford University (Ph.D)
Notable awards  Stuart Ballantine Medal (1968) IEEE Medal of Honor (1989)
Education  Stanford University, College of Engineering, Pune
Awards  IEEE Medal of Honor, Frederic Ives Medal, National Medal of Science for Engineering

Residence  United States of America

Chandra Kumar Naranbhai Patel (born 2 July 1938) is an electrical engineer. He developed the carbon dioxide laser in 1963; it is now widely used in industry for cutting and welding, as a laser scalpel in surgery, and in laser skin resurfacing. Because the atmosphere is quite transparent to infrared light, CO2 lasers are also used for military rangefinding using LIDAR techniques.

C. Kumar N. Patel httpsiytimgcomvi7v43PSY0eUmaxresdefaultjpg

Patel was born in Baramati, India, and received a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree from the Government College of Engineering, the University of Pune, India and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1959 and 1961, respectively. Patel joined Bell Laboratories in 1961, and subsequently became Executive Director of the Research, Materials Science, Engineering and Academic Affairs Division at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, where he developed the carbon dioxide laser. Patel's discovery, in 1963, of the laser action on the vibrational-rotational transitions of carbon dioxide and his discovery, in 1964, of efficient vibrational energy transfer between molecules, led to a series of experiments which demonstrated that the carbon dioxide laser was capable of very high continuous-wave and pulsed power output at very high conversion efficiencies.

From 1993-1999, Patel served as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering.

In 1996, President Bill Clinton awarded Patel the National Medal of Science, "[f]or his fundamental contributions to quantum electronics and invention of the carbon dioxide laser, which have had significant impact on industrial, scientific, medical, and defense applications." In addition to the carbon dioxide laser, he also developed the "spin-flip" infrared Raman laser.

Patel currently holds 36 U.S. patents relating to lasers and laser applications. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the American Physical Society, the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the Laser Institute of America, and the American Society of Laser Medicine.

References

C. Kumar N. Patel Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Edipo Alcalde
Miguel Cañizalez
Kathy Orr (meteorologist)
Topics