As a youngster, Prabhu read a book on space rocketry and fell deeply in love with the stars, the galaxies, and the Universe. So after finishing his Bachelor's degree in Physics from St.Xavier's College in Calcutta and Masters in Electronics from Osmania, Hyderabad, Prabhu went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Thereafter Prabhu stepped out of the country and worked in Singapore, Texas (USA), and Vermont (USA). Prabhu wanted his kids to experience the Indian culture, people, places and grow up in India. So Prabhu and his family moved to India, Bangalore in the year 2007.
Before this, Prabhu worked as a Research Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont. Back in India Prabhu worked for IBM's semiconductor research division. His work was related to the development of some of the tiniest of components that go into the smartphones of today. Between 2015 - 2021, Prabhu served as Associate Professor (Physics) and Dean of Sciences, at the Sri Satya Sai University for Human Excellence, Kalburagi, Karnataka. Currently he is managing the Electrostatic Discharge Compact Modeling Group in Global Foundries. His work feeds into the development of 6G communications, IoT devices and automotive technologies.
Prabhu is very passionate about teaching Physics hands-on. He has developed and taught the ASSET Summer Programme course – ‘Work Like a Scientist’ twice (in 2017 and 2018) – this was an intense three week, fun-filled , 100+ hour course for gifted students and was highly popular. He loves playing chess, table tennis, running, doing yoga, reciting poetry, and learning Sanskrit.
In May 2022, Prabhu will be facilitating the course "The Two Feet of Science" at the GenWise 2022 Summer Program.