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About Nigam Rath

Dr. Rath received B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees from Berhampur University in India, and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow and assistant faculty fellow at the University of Notre Dame prior to joining the UMSL faculty as a research assistant Professor in 1989. He was promoted to research associate professor in 1996 and research professor in 2004.


August 1989 - Present Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

1999 - Present Research Mentor, NSF STARS Program, University of Missouri-St. Louis
1992 - Present Scientific Consultant, Regional Research Laboratory
1990 - 1998 Research Mentor, Engelmann Mathematics and Science Institute, University of Missouri-St. Louis
1992 - 1994 Visiting Scientist, Monsanto Corporate Research
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Honors and Awards

  • National Merit Scholarship, 1977-1979
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1981-1982
  • American Chemical Society Travel Award for Students, 1985
  • Service Award, Engelmann Mathematics and Science Institute, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1994
  • Distinguished Service Award, Students and Teachers as Research Scientists, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2008


1982 - 1985 PhD, Oklahoma State University ‐ Chemistry

Contact Information

Phone: 314-516-5333
Fax: 314-516-5342


Open Access Works (18)

Research Works (340)