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Parthasarathy (Pacha) Nambi  (Nov 23, 1954 – November 6, 2010)


Ph.D. (Chemistry) University of Oregon, 1985 M.Sc. (Chemistry) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India 1976

Research experience:

I have many years of research experience in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology. Published about 15 research papers in major American scientific journals. The research work was carried out at the following institutions: University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Oregon, VA Medical Center, Mercer University and at Georgia State University.

My research background is in biophysical chemistry of nucleic acids and biomembranes. Most of my work has been about the physical properties (conformational changes/phase changes using physical techniques such as laser light scattering, fluorescence and circular dichroism).

Information Technology related experience:

  • Taught C# programming classes: Introduction to C#, C# Level 1, and Level 2.
  • Taught Introduction to Java programming
  • Taught Visual Basic and Visual Basic .Net classes.

For the past 10+ years I have been teaching Microsoft Office products; programming languages (C#, Java, PERL and Visual Basic.Net). In addition I have taught XML classes such as XML Introduction, XSLT, XML schema and XML web services.

Contract training at Boeing:

Taught the following classes: ADO.NET, ASP.NET, C#.NET, SQL Fundamentals, XML Introduction, XMLSchema, and XSLT: Stylesheets for XML Documents.


Winner of performance award at the VA Medical Center, 1987 Winner of a merit scholarship at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1974-76 Winner of V.T. Rajan's Prize for proficiency in Mathematics, Vivekananda College, Madras, India (1974)

Hobby: Flower photography

  • A sad footnote added by N. J. A. Sloane, Nov 15 2010:

From the obituary in the Seattle Times, Nov 11 2010: Parthasarathy "Pacha" Nambi, Age 55. Born Nov 23, 1954, in Chennai, India. Passed away November 6, 2010, in Bellevue, WA. A teacher and researcher all his life, he was known for his gentle disposition and academic focus.

He made over 800 contributions to the OEIS. We will miss him.