Personal Information

Originally from India (aka Bharath in Sanskrit)

Proficient in two languages (Tamil {தமிழ்} and English) and understand two more (Kannada {ಕನ್ನಡ} and Hindi { हिंदी})

Traveled in Asia, North America, and Europe

Personal Credentials

Published author in local newspaper and community publications

Invited speaker at community, cultural, and educational events

Organizer of Asian, Indian, and Tamil cultural, social, and community events

Professional Information

Ph. D. [1987] in Physical Science

Facilitator [2017], Symposium, Caspar Structural Biology Symposium, January 7-8, 2017, Tallahassee, FL

Treasurer [2016-], Southeastern Association of Shared Resources

Organizer [2016], Third Florida Core Network Event, August 2016, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

Facilitator [2016], Conferee Networking, 2016 Pittcon, March 2016, Atlanta, GA

Co-organizer [2013], Tenth Annual SER-CAT Symposium and User Meeting, March 2013, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

Director [1993- present] of X-Ray Facility, Florida State University


2017 Prudential Productivity Cash Award’ FSU ID#: 404– William Sweeney, Thayumanasamy Somasundaram, Claudius Mundoma, James Stephens, Donna Trumbower, Carlos Murphy, Kyle Gower-Winter, and Rebekah Dorn, Scientific Equipment Database and Web Portal, Jun 14, 2017.

Scientific Credentials

Published over thirty scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals

Invited speaker at universities in the US and India

Current Positions

Treasurer [2016-19], Southeastern Association of Shared Resources (SEASR), an ABRF affiliate

Executive Committee Board Member [2016-], Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT)

Co-founder and Organizer [2000- ] Tallahassee Tamil Sangam (TTS)

Faculty Advisor [2014-] Hindu Student Association (HSA); Health Educated Asian Leaders (HEAL)

Member [2014-]  Tallahassee Human Relations Council (THRC)

Member [2016-] Leon County Scientific Advisory Committee (LC-SAC)

Judge [2015-], Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Past Positions

Trustee [2012- 13], President [2010- 11], General Secretary [2008-09], Event Coordinator [2006-07] India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH)

Chairman [2013-15], Chair-Elect [2010-11], Director, Media and Communications, [2008-09], Director, Media Print [2006-07], Board Member [2005-], Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT)


Last Updated: June 2017.