Professor Atul Parikh is a Professor of Applied Science and a faculty member of graduate groups in Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science at the University of California, Davis. He received his B.Chem. Eng. degree from the University of Bombay (UDCT) and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral scholar and then a technical staff member in the Chemical Science and Bioscience divisions at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1996 to 2001.
His present research interests include molecular and mesoscale self-assembly, physical chemistry of surfaces, phase transitions and cooperative processes, nanoscale phenomena, and biomolecular spectroscopy spanning soft condensed matter, membrane biophysics, and selected aspects of cell biology (e.g., cellular apoptosis and vascular endothelium-lipoprotein interactions).