Personal and Professional Vitae

Shankar B. Rananavare

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Oregon Graduate Institute

Portland State University

P. O. Box 91000

P. O. Box 751

Portland OR 97291

Portland OR 97207


Phone: 503-690-1216 

Phone: 503-725-8511




Ph.D., 1983, Physical Chemistry, University of Missouri

B.Sc., 1977, Chemistry & Physics, Bombay University



  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, 1983-1984;

  Senior Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, 1984-1989;

  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, Oregon Graduate Institute, 1990-96;

  Visiting Summer Faculty Fellow, Monsanto Corp.(96-98);

  Research Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Portland State University 1997-current (joint appointment in the chemistry department);

  Research Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Oregon GraduateInstitute, 1997-current.


  Sethana Scholarship, 1978;

  Who's Who in the East, 22nd Edition,

  Co-Chairman, ACS Continuing Symposia on Liquid Crystals and Ordered Fluids, 1992-1994;

  Organizer and Co-Chairman, ACS Symposium on Fundamentals and Applications of Liquid Crystals, 1994-1995;

  Member of Phi Kappa Phi

  Sigma Xi,

  American Association for the Advancement of Science.