Ramgopal Madugani is a research associate in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division in the Physical Measurement Laboratory at NIST. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from University College Cork, funded by OIST Graduate University at which he was a graduate researcher. He also earned a M. Sc. in Physics degree from Pondicherry University and a B. Sc. in Physical Sciences degree from Nizam College-Osmania University. His research interests include Microcavities and Resonators, Quantum Optomechanics, Optical Accelerometers and Sensors. His research has been published in several peer reviewed journals, and he contributed to several conference proceedings and book chapters on the topics related to applications of whispering gallery mode microcavities. He is an active member of Optical Society of America. He is currently working with Thomas W Lebrun on Optical Microcavities for applications in Optical Accelerometry, Sensing and Optomechanics. He enjoys running, playing soccer and cooking.