Prof. V. Balakrishnan (b. 1943 as Venkataraman Balakrishnan) is an Indian theoretical physicist who has worked in a number of areas including dynamical systems, stochastic processes, quantum dynamics, and the mechanical behavior of solids. Dr. Balakrishnan received his PhD from Brandeis University. He then worked as a research scientist at TIFR and Kalpakkam's IGCAR, before joining IIT Madras as a Professor of Physics in 1980. He was briefly a Professor Emeritus at IIT Madras and has currently been re-employed as a Professor. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences for his research contributions. He is an accomplished educator and lecturer of Physics, and is known for an engaging teaching style.
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