Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Science Education
He grew up in Bengaluru and completed his schooling at The Valley School. He pursued further education in America, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Physics (honours) and Mathematics from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.
Thereafter, he worked for several years as an optical engineer, designing and building instrumentation for Biotechnology (DNA sequencing) and semiconductor (photomask inspection) companies.
Apart from teaching undergraduate courses, Proteep works along with the Foundation to conduct Science workshops for teachers, and to design experiments in science for school students.
Proteep is interested in classical Indian music, playing sports and travelling.
Introduction to Physics I
Experimental Foundations: Perform experiments that were significant milestones in the development of physics.
The basis for understanding electromagnetic waves that constitute light, matter waves in quantum physics, and gravitational waves in cosmology.
Using physics to explain observations at cosmic scales. It’s truly out of this world!
Quantitative Reasoning and Methods for History
Quantitative reasoning to bring together mathematical skills, critical thinking and real world problems in an integrated manner.
Understand the nature of light and how it can be manipulated for a variety of applications ubiquitous in daily life.
A not so mechanical approach to Newtonian mechanics.
- Mallik, Proteep C.V., Zehnder, R., Burge, James H., & Poleshchuk, A. (2007). Absolute Calibration of Null Correctors Using Dual Computer-Generated Holograms. Proceedings of SPIE — The International Society for Optical Engineering, 6721. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.782680
- Mallik, Proteep C.V., Zhao, C., & Burge, James H., (2007, February). Measurement of a 2‑Meter Flat Using a Pentaprism Scanning System. Optical Engineering, 46(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2700386
- Georges, J. A., Mallik, Proteep C.V., Stalcup, T., Angel, J.R., Sarlot, R. (2003, February). Design and Testing of a Dynamic Refocus System for Rayleigh Laser Beacons. Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II. (pp. 473 –483). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.459354
- Georges, J. A., Stalcup, T., Angel, J.R., Mallik, Proteep C.V. (2003, December). Field Tests of Dynamic Refocus of Rayleigh Laser Beacons. Proc. SPIE 5169, Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.516200