Satish Dhawan marks 55+ years at Yale

November 29, 2023
Satish Dhawan, senior research scientist in physics, is one of the longest-serving members of the Yale Physics Department, with more than 55 years of service to Yale.

Dhawan has been a member of Yale Physics since 1967, first as an electrical engineer and then as a research scientist. 

Dhawan’s work has focused on research and development of instrumentation systems for experiments in medium and high energy physics.

He has made numerous contributions to the work of the high energy physics group at Yale, and most recently to the development of radiation hard powering schemes for detector front end electronics for the Large Hadron Collider and the International Linear Collider.
D. Allan Bromley Professor of Physics Keith Baker has worked with Dhawan for many years on several projects for the ATLAS experiment.  Baker said, “While I was still at Jefferson Lab (JLab) at Hampton University in Virginia, and I had gotten an offer to come here to Yale, I was advised by Larry Cardman, who was then my supervisor and went on to become the head of Physics at JLab,  ‘Satish is the person you really want to work with at Yale’.”  
Baker continued, “I did that; we worked on several projects together involving electronics and irradiation studies of sensors; and he is the person I continue to go to when I need advice on these topics”.
During his career,  Dhawan has served on numerous committees and received the IEEE Award “For Outstanding Achievement Through Standards”. He has held several grants and was involved in several projects funded through the Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research program. 
Dhawan received his Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba in Japan in 1984.