Chandralekha Singh

Chandralekha Singh is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Director of the Discipline-based Science Education Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. She obtained her Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of California Santa Barbara and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, before joining the University of Pittsburgh. She has been conducting research in physics education for two decades. She was elected to the Presidential-line of the American Association of Physics Teachers and is currently serving as the Vice-President. She was one of the two team leaders of the US team to the 6th International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) in Birmingham UK in 2017 and is an editor of the 6th ICWIP Proceedings. She held the Chair-line of the American Physical Society Forum on Education from 2009-2013 and was the chair of the editorial board of Physical Review Special Topics Physics Education Research from 2010-2013. She has co-organized two physics education research conferences in 2006 and 2007 and was the co-chair of the 2010 Gordon Conference on Physics Research and Education. She co-chaired the first conference which brought together physicists, chemists and engineers from various engineering departments to discuss the future of materials science and engineering education in 2008. She was the co-organizer of the first and third conferences on graduate education in physics in 2008 and 2017 and chaired the second conference on graduate education in physics in 2013. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More information about her can be found here Or