Bachelor of Science, University Madras, India, 1975. Master of Science, Madurai University, India, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, India, 1982.
Postdoctoral research associate University Western Ontario, 1982—1987, manager x-ray facility, 1989—1996. Senior research fellow Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1987—1989. Senior lecturer National University Singapore, 1997—1998, associate professor, since 1998, assistant dean, faculty science.
Member editorial board Main Group Metal Chemistry, since 2003.
Secretary Indo-Canadian Students Association, University Western Ontario, 1983—1984. Program coordinator radio program Radio Station CHRW, 1983—1985. Treasurer Indian Cultural Association London, Canada, 1990—1992.
Judge London District Science and Technology Fair, 1991—1996. Judge annual chemistry challenge University Western Ontario, 1994. Volunteer Western Discovery Days, 1994—1996.
Judge Bruce Regional Science and Technology Fair, 1995. Member occupational health and safety committee University Western Ontario, 1995—1997, member instrumental services committee, 1994—1997. Judge Bruce Regional Science and Technology Fair, 1996.
Fellow: Singapore National Institute Chemistry. Member: Materials Research Society Singapore (executive committee), Indian Association Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists (Bronze medal 2002), Indian Thermal Analysis Society (life Khaarkanawala Memorial award 1980), American Chemical Society.
Married Bavani Vittal, August 17, 1984. Children: Priyanka J., Prasanna J.