Govindjee 1

Professor Emeritus

669 Morrill Hall, MC-116
Office: (217) 333-1794
Fax: (217) 244-7246

Department of Plant Biology
University of Illinois
265 Morrill Hall
505 S Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

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Curriculum Vita

Oxygenic photosynthesis, history of photosynthesis research, and photosynthesis education

Biophysical, biochemical, physiological and historical aspects of oxygenic photosynthesis; photochemistry and biophysical chemistry of reaction center chlorophyll a-complexes and of intact photosynthetic systems; mechanisms of primary photochemical events and oxygen evolution; pathways of electron and proton transport. Current research involves collaborative work with many laboratories in the World (including those at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Hyderabad, India; Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; Institute of Microbiology, Trebon, The Czech Republic, and Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), México).


B.S., 1952, University of Allahabad (Chemistry; Botany; Zoology)
M.S., 1954, University of Allahabad (Botany)
Ph.D., 1960, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Biophysics)
Postdoc., 1960-1961, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign