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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 183-401
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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818.354.5371
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818.354.0966
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Ram Vasudev

Education
  • M.Sc., University of Delhi (1973)
  • Ph.D., Dalhousie University (1976)

Research Interests
  • Planetary exploration and astrobiology
  • Planetary spectrometers
  • Laser spectroscopy: Infrared molecular spectroscopy, cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy, cavity ring-down spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, polarization spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, multiphoton spectroscopy

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Research Scientist (2001-present)
  • Mississippi State University - Research Associate Professor (1995-2001)
  • Rutgers University - Assistant Professor (1984-1995)
  • Stanford University - Research Associate (1981-1983)
  • Wayne State University - Research Associate (1979-1981)
  • University of Western Ontario - Postdoctoral Fellow (1976-1978)

Selected Publications
  1. Vasudev, R., "Cavity-enhanced wavelength modulation spectroscopy of water in the 1.37 µm region" (in preparation).
  2. Vasudev, R., "Absorption Spectrum and Solar Photodissociation of Gaseous Nitrous Acid in the Actinic Wavelength Region," Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 2153 (1990)
  3. Vasudev, R., C.R. Webster and R. Menzies, "Temperature and pressure dependence of CO2 lineshape at 4875.75 cm-1," to be published.
  4. Tretiakov, I., and R. Vasudev, "Sensitive Detection of Chlorinated Organic Compounds by Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy," to be published.
  5. Vasudev, R., A. Usachev and W.R. Dunsford, "Sensitive Detection of Toxic Compounds by Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy," Env. Sci. & Tech., 33, 1936 (1999).
  6. Zikratov, G., R. Vasudev, F-Y. Yueh and J. Marra, "Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Hf-Doped Vitrified Glass," Glass Technology, 40, 84 (1999).
  7. Vasudev, R., A. Usachev, W.R. Dunsford, J.P. Singh, F.Y. Yueh and R.L. Cook, "Detection of Off-Gas Compounds by Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy," AIAA 28th Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 23-25 (1997).
  8. Yueh, F.Y., J.P. Singh, C.F. Su, R. Vasudev, and J. Marra, "Elemental Concentration Measurement of Vitrified Glass by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy," Environmental Issues and Waste Management Technologies III, pp. 33-42 (1998).

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