Home > News > UIC physicist, wife killed by speeding driver
July 25th, 2007
UIC physicist, wife killed by speeding driver
NANOSCIENCE RESEARCHER | Couple were taking a walk near their California home
Before leaving for his nearly nightly walk, Inder Batra, a physics professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, embraced his 89-year-old mother.
Batra and his wife were spending the summer with Batra's mother at their second home near San Jose, Calif., but never returned from their walk Monday night.
They were struck by a speeding car, killing Batra, 65, and his wife, Uma, 57. The 19-year-old driver and another teen in the car also died.
Inder Batra was hired by UIC to chair its physics department in 1998. He stepped down to become a full professor in 2004. He was a well-known researcher in the area of nanoscience, solid state physics, fluid dynamics and high-performance computing.
3-D printing and custom manufacturing: from concept to classroom: Strategic investments from NSF help engineers revolutionize the manufacturing process December 5th, 2013
Synthesis of Hydrogel Nanocomposite Based on Protein to Eliminate Industrial Pollutants December 5th, 2013
Curing Cancer with Magnetic Nanoparticles December 4th, 2013
Turning waste into power with bacteria — and loofahs December 4th, 2013
ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology October 25th, 2013
New potential for touch screens found at your fingertips September 17th, 2013
Spectroscopy of Microscopic Features of Very Large Samples-The Solution From CRAIC Technologies August 28th, 2013
Making a Mini Mona Lisa: Nanotechnique creates image 30 microns in width August 5th, 2013