Prize Recipient

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Chandralekha Singh
University of Pittsburgh


"For work in broadening access to physics through research and removing barriers to success in the field faced by marginalized groups and how to overcome them, by addressing those challenges directly through meaningful, research-based action."


Chandralekha Singh is a Distinguished Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Founding Director of the Discipline-based Science Education Research Center (dB-SERC) at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Past President of the American Association of Physics Teachers. She obtained her bachelors and masters degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and her Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, before joining the University of Pittsburgh. She has been conducting research in physics education for more than two decades. She co-led the US team to the International Conference on Women in Physics in Birmingham UK in 2017. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Association of Physics Teachers. More information about her can be found at