Kumble R. Subbaswamy


Kumble R. Subbaswamy
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Subbaswamy speaking at the University of Kentucky in 2011.
11th Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assumed office
1 July 2012
Preceded byRobert C. Holub
Personal details
BornBangalore, Karnataka, India
ResidenceAmherst, Massachusetts
University Professor
University Dean
University Provost
Salary$489,329 [1]

Kumble R. Subbaswamy is the 11th and current chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[2][3] He formerly served as the provost of University of Kentucky.

He is a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences[4][5] and also an elected fellow of the American Physical Society, and has research interests in computational chemistry and condensed matter physics.

Early life and education

Subbaswamy was born in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka in India. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Bangalore University, a Master of Science in Physics from University of Delhi,[6] and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from Indiana University Bloomington.



He served as Research associate in the Department of Physics at University of California, Irvine from 1976 to 1978.[7] He later joined as Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky in 1978 and rose to become the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1993 to 1997.[7]

He also served as Adjunct professor (Professore a contratto) at University of Pavia in Italy in 1990.[7]

He later served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Physics at both University of Miami and Indiana University Bloomington.[7] He then served as the provost of University of Kentucky.[7]

After becoming chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012, he and his wife worked with the UMass Permaculture Committee[8] to create a sustainable garden featuring Southeast Asian plants at their Hillside residence on campus.[9]

Books, Research Papers and Journals

Kumble Subbaswamy is a published author and coauthor of several books, research papers and journals.

  • Local Density Theory of Polarizability (Physics of Solids and Liquids) (Publisher: Springer, Publication Year: 1st ed. 1990 edition (31 December 2013); ISBN 978-1489924889).


  1. ^ "Statewide Payroll". Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Biography of Chancellor Subbaswamy". University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ "UMass Amherst Inaugurates Kumble Subbaswamy as Chancellor". University of Massachusetts Amherst. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Kumble Subbaswamy Elected To American Academy Of Arts & Sciences". businesswest.com. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Kumble R. Subbaswamy has been elected as a new member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences". University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Dr Kumble R Subbaswamy named Chancellor of UMass Amherst" (PDF). University of Delhi. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Official Curriculum Vitae of Chancellor Subbaswamy" (PDF). University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "UMass Amherst Permaculture Initiative | University of Massachusetts - Amherst Research | ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst". scholarworks.umass.edu. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Hillside". Sustainability. Retrieved 5 December 2019.

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Academic offices
Preceded by Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Amherst
1 July 2012 - present
Succeeded by
N/A (incumbent)