Positions

Overview

  • Dr, Yogesh Vohra is a Professor and University Scholar in the Department of Physics at UAB. Dr. Vohra is the founding Director of the UAB Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (CNMB) and also serves as an Associate Dean in the UAB college of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Dr. Vohra is a Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom. Dr. Vohra has a BS and MS degree from the University of Delhi and a PhD in physics from the University of Mumbai, India and conducted postdoctoral research at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and was a postdoctoral Humboldt Fellow at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Vohra directs the NSF and NASA supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)-Site program on UAB campus. Dr. Vohra serves as the UAB Campus Director for the NASA-Alabama Space Grant Program (ASGC) program and is the UAB Member Councilor for the Oak Ridge Associate Universities (ORAU).
  • Research Overview

  • Dr. Vohra‚Äôs research expertise is in the properties of materials under extreme conditions of pressures and temperatures, x-ray and optical characterization of materials, synthetic diamond growth and applications, and plasma synthesis and processing of materials. Dr. Vohra has published over 350 original research papers in the international journals in physics, materials science and biomaterials. Dr. Vohra is a co-inventor of several leading patents in the growth of single crystal diamonds and nano-diamonds that have applications in high pressure diamond anvil devices and protective wear-resistant and biocompatible coatings on medical implants.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Alabama Space Grant Consortium: National Space College and Fellowship Program  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (HUNTSVILLE) 2020 - 2024
  • Shear Strength and Phase Transformations in Transition Metals and Their Diborides Under Terapascal Pressures  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2019 - 2022
  • Rll Track 1: CPU2AL: Connecting the Plasma Universe to Plasma Technology in AL  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (HUNTSVILLE) 2017 - 2022
  • Studies on Rare Earth Metals and Alloys under Terapascal Pressures in Support of the Stockpile Stewardship Program  awarded by Department of Energy 2019 - 2022
  • REU-Site: Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materials Research  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2018 - 2022
  • Doctoral Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Materials Science Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham  awarded by Department of Education 2018 - 2021
  • Scholarship/Fellowship, Education and Research Program Under NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (HUNTSVILLE) 2015 - 2021
  • Novel Metastable Phases and Kinetic Studies in Transition Metals and Alloys under Terapascal Pressures  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2016 - 2020
  • High-Pressure-Induced Structural Changes in Silicate Glasses  awarded by University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2015 - 2019
  • Paris-Edinburgh (PE) Cell Testing of Vitreous Silicates  awarded by UT-Battelle 2019
  • MRI: Acquisition of a Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer for Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2017 - 2019
  • Doctoral Fellowships in Nanoscale Materials and Computational Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham  awarded by Department of Education 2017 - 2019
  • Doctoral Fellowships in Nanoscale Materials and Computational Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham  awarded by Department of Education 2015 - 2019
  • Studies on Rare Earth Metals and Alloys Under Extreme Conditions in Support of the Stockpile Stewardship Program  awarded by Department of Energy 2016 - 2019
  • REU-Site: Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materials Research  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2015 - 2019
  • Paris Edinburgh - Diamond Anvil Cell (PE-DAC) Characterization of Three Materials  awarded by UT-Battelle 2017 - 2018
  • CDAC - High Pressure Studies on Iron-Based Superconducting Materials and Bulk Metallic Glasses  awarded by Carnegie Institution of Washington 2013 - 2018
  • ASCENT: Alabama Space Grant Community College ENgineering Transfer Program  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (HUNTSVILLE) 2017
  • Enabling Diamond-Based High Tech Industry in Alabama  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 2015 - 2017
  • Studies on Rare Earth Metals and Alloys Under Extreme Conditions in Support of the Stockpile Stewardship Program  awarded by Department of Energy 2013 - 2017
  • Doctoral Fellowships in Nanoscale Materials and Computational Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham  awarded by Department of Education 2012 - 2016
  • PFI: BIC-Innovations in Chemical Vapor Deposited Diamond Crystals and Nanostructured Diamond Coatings  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2013 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by VIVO BIOSCIENCES, INC. ^ 2014 - 2016
  • REU-Site: Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materials Research  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2011 - 2016
  • Scholarship/Fellowship, Education and Research Program under NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (HUNTSVILLE) 2010 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by VISTA ENGINEERING, INC. ^ 2011 - 2015
  • Bioengineering Research Partnership in Total Joint Replacements  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2015
  • Structural and Magnetic Studies on Heavy Rare Earth Metals at High Pressures Using Designer Diamonds  awarded by Department of Energy 2010 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by Battelle 2013
  • Chemical Vapor Deposited (CVD) Diamond Processes for Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) Fusion Fuel Targets  awarded by LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC. 2011 - 2013
  • Nanotechnology in Biosensors and Bioengineering  awarded by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2013
  • Doctoral Fellowships in Nanoscale Materials and Computational Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham  awarded by Department of Education 2009 - 2013
  • Carnegie/Doe Alliance Center for High Pressure Science and Technology  awarded by Carnegie Institution of Washington 2009 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by Battelle 2012
  • Separation and Metallization of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) by Chemical Modification and Electroless Plating  awarded by NASA - National Aeronautics & Space Administration 2012
  • Synthetic Diamond Encapsulation of Electrical Microprobes for High-Pressure, High-Temperature Experiments  awarded by LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC. 2009 - 2012
  • Enhancing Faculty Recruitment in Nanoscale Sciences for Biomedical Research  awarded by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2012
  • Microstructural Effects in the Phase Transformations in Metals at High Pressures  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2007 - 2012
  • REU-Site: Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materials Research  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2007 - 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by VISTA ENGINEERING, INC. ^ 2009 - 2011
  • UAB-Alabama Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarships  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (HUNTSVILLE) 2005 - 2011
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Yogesh Vohra has taught both introductory physics undergraduate courses and graduate level physics courses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The graduate level courses taught include solid state physics and nanoscale science and applications course. Dr. Yogesh Vohra is actively involved in mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in research including training at national facilities like the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory and Spallation Neutron Source at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • Teaching Activities

  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH793 - Scientific Communications I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH793 - Scientific Communications I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH797 - Special Topics in Physics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH797 - Special Topics in Physics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH699 - Research for Thesis (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PH221 - General Physics I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH797 - Special Topics in Physics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH793 - Scientific Communications I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PH487 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH587 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PH454 - Intro Solid State Physics II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PH754 - Solid State Physics II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • BME799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH453 - Intro Solid State Physics I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH753 - Solid State Physics I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • BME799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • BME799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH487 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH587 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH487 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH587 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PH491 - Advanced Physics Lab I (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH487 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PH587 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PH791 - Physics Seminar I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • BME699 - Masters Thesis Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PH551 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PH792 - Physics Seminar II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • BME698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • BME799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PH487 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PH587 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PH791 - Physics Seminar I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • BME698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • BME799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PH797 - Special Topics in Physics (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • BME698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • BME799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PH451 - Intro Quantum Mechanics II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • BME799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH487 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH587 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PH551 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PH487 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PH587 - Nanoscale Science and Appl (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • BME798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • BME699 - Masters Thesis Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PH451 - Intro Quantum Mechanics II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PH551 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PH698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • BME699 - Masters Thesis Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PH221 - General Physics I (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PH698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Res (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • STH299 - Interdisciplinary Seminar (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Mumbai 1981
  • Master of Science in Physics, University of Delhi 1975
  • Full Name

  • Yogesh Vohra