Prashant Jain grew up in Bombay, where he completed his undergraduate education at the Institute of Chemical Technology. He obtained his PhD working with M. A. El-Sayed at Georgia Tech in 2008, following which he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard. After a Miller Fellowship at UC Berkeley (2009-2011), he joined the UIUC faculty in Fall 2011. He teaches graduate/undergraduate Statistical Mechanics and Physical Chemistry Principles Labs and is a co-developer of nanoDDSCAT, a freely available GUI tool for nano-optics simulation and design. Prashant's research interests are in molecular and nano-optics, areas in which his work has been cited 8100 times and highlighted mutiple times in science media..
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