Dr. Tenzin Pasang
Email: [email protected]
Previously Director at the Drepung Losel Ling Meditation and Science Centre in Mundgod
Principal at The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education (At Present)
Mr Pasang’s educational journey began at the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamshala Cantt where they spent his entire schooling years. His father dedicated nearly four decades of his life as a school cook at same institution. Following his high school years, he pursued higher education at various colleges and universities in South India. His academic journey culminated in 2014 when he earned his PhD in physics from the University of Mysore, specializing in Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy (PAS).
During his doctoral studies, he conducted groundbreaking research by directing short-lived positrons at different target materials. Notably, he engaged in two distinct industrial consulting projects, dedicating a year in studying thin membranes for General Electric in the USA and two years researching dye diffusion in hair for Cavin Kare Private Ltd.
Upon completing his PhD, he served as the research coordinator at the Government Research Centre within the Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management in Mangaluru for two years. In 2016, he was awarded the Australian government’s Endeavour research fellowship, prompting his relocation to Perth. There, he embarked on post-doctoral studies at the University of Western Australia under the mentorship of Winthrop Professor Jim Williams, contributing as a guest researcher at the Centre for Matter and Anti-Matter Studies, Department of Physics. His research endeavours resulted in approximately 21 peer-reviewed research articles and presentations at numerous national and international conferences.
Returning to his roots in 2017, he assumed the role of director at the Drepung Losel Ling Meditation and Science Centre in Mundgod. This centre was founded to realize His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision of converging modern science with Buddhist inner science for the betterment of humanity. Since its establishment in 2017, he has played an integral role in leading educational initiatives and fostering research collaborations with various institutions. Additionally, he coordinated local and on-site programs for the Emory-Tibet Science Initiatives.
On August 1, 2023, he took on the role of principal at The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education. Despite the challenges associated with this position, he finds it immensely fulfilling, driven by a strong personal commitment to this work.