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Professors Pushkin Kachroo and Pradip Bhowmik Honored for Academic Achievements, Notable Research and Service

UNLV held its first Academic Achievement Gala to honor the distinguished teaching and research of faculty members.  At the award gala, faculty showcased their innovative and collaborative work during the event’s poster presentations.

Pushkin Kachroo, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering was honored with Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award.  At the same ceremony, Prof. Kachroo was also bestowed with Distinguished Researcher Award.

Pradip Bhowmik was awarded with CSUN Faculty Award in Sciences.

Professor Kachroo is a Director of Transportation Research Center at the Howard Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV and is a Visiting Professor at the University of California – Berkeley.  Prof. Kachroo is a graduate of prestigious IIT-Bombay with BTech in Civil Engineering.  He continued his higher education with a Master degree in Civil Engineering from Rice University; Master in Mathematics from Virginia Tech; Ph.D. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech and another Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.  Professor Kachroo also has a P.E. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio and California. 


Pushkin Kachroo is an expert in the theory and application of traffic control, transportation systems, and traffic dynamics. At UNLV, Kachroo has helped develop a new discipline in engineering: transportronics, which blends transportation research with electrical engineering.

Previously, Prof. Kachroo was honored by UNLV with Faculty Excellence Award.  Prior to joining UNLV, Kachroo taught at Virginia Tech where he was honored with the Most Outstanding New Professor.

Prof. Kachroo is an author of 11 professional books on topics related to transportation engineering and has published over 40 research articles in academic journals.

Pradip Bhowmik is currently serving as Professor in Chemistry at UNLV with academic expertise in Organic and Polymer Synthesis, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Green Chemistry, Ionic Liquids, and Anticancer Drugs.

Prof. Bhowmik completed his Bachelor and Master from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh along with another Master and a Ph.D. in Organic/Polymer Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Previously, Prof. Bhowmik was conferred withDistinguished Teacher Award 2012: College of Sciences, UNLV; UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 2011; CSUN (Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada) Faculty Excellence Award 2011: College of Health Sciences, UNLV and UNLV Alumni Outstanding Faculty Member 2010; and UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teacher Award 2004.

Professor Pradip Bhowmik

Prof. Bhowmik has published extensively in many well-known academic and professional journals.In January 2014, Professor Bhowmik was named a 2014 POLY Fellow. The award recognizes Fellows of the Division of Polymer Chemistry for their achievement and contribution to polymer science. Only an equivalent of .1% of the membership can be selected from submitted nomination applications.

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