Krishnamoorthy Chandrasekhar, Ph.D.

Penn State Lion Mark
Part Time Teaching Professor, Physics
Frable Building , 201
4000 University Drive McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15132

Fall 2022

On-Campus Office Hours:

Virtual Office Hours

My primary work has been research on three dimensional structures of small molecules and proteins using x-ray diffraction, specifically crystallography.  Most of my publications will be found in Acta Crystallographica, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Molecular Biology and similar journals.

I have been teaching as Adjunct Faculty at Penn State starting at the New Kensington campus in 1999 and the Greater Allegheny campus in 2013.  I also taught at the Fayette campus during 2013-2014.


Teaching Interests:
All aspects of Physics

Area(s) of Expertise:
Physics, Mathematics, Structural Biology Research

My education has been in India at the University of Delhi and the University of Madras and in this country at the University of Chicago and Purdue University.  My qualifications include Master's degrees in Physics (one by research on Dispersion Relations and the other by examination), a Doctorate in Physics with research on "X-ray Studies on Biological Molecules" and a Master's in Biological Sciences with specialization in Proteins.

Numerous Crystallography meetings around the world including in the USA, India, Switzerland & Germany.