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).
Dr. Vohra’s 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.
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.