Another Author for the Record BooksNovember 11th, 2011
Yesterday, I attended an interesting symposium that featured a slate of talks by five undergrads here at Caltech. During a presentation on the formation of dendritic structures during the recharging of lithium batteries, I was momentarily distracted by a citation to the following paper:
Kahanda, G.L.M.K.S.; Tomkiewicz, M. J. Electrochem. Soc. 1989, 136, 1497.
That has got to be a record for the chemist with the most middle names. His full name—which can be found in his Ph.D. thesis on the electrochemical morphogenesis of zinc and silver—is Galathara Lekamge Mahendra Kumara Samarakone Kahanda. Remarkably, it appears that he is related to a computer scientist with an even longer name: Galathara L.A.U.K.S. Kahanda. Well, either that, or he found a two-for-one deal and traded in his “M”.
You think these guys know Govindjee?