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Nanoengineered Materials Lecture

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Date: Wednesday 26 July 2017
Venue: EN413, EN Building Hawthorn Campus

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About Professor Ajayan

Professor Ajayan’s research interests include synthesis and structure-property relations of nanostructures and nanocomposites, materials science and applications of nanomaterials, energy storage, and phase stability in nanoscale systems. He is one of the pioneers in the field of carbon nanotubes and was involved in the early work on the topic along with the NEC group.

He has published one book and 780 journal papers with nearly 65,000 citations and an h-index of 121, based on the ISI database. He has given more than 350 invited talks including named, keynote, and plenary lectures, at multiple international conferences and universities. Pulickel M. Ajayan has been a pioneer in the area of nanotechnology and was involved in early work in the development of carbon nanotubes. He has published around 750 journal papers, earning nearly 62,000 citations with an h-index of 120 (ISI citation data). His work has covered diverse areas of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, nanotubes, 2D materials, nanocomposite and energy storage materials. Presently he is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson professor of Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas and the founding chair of the department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. He is affiliated with several other universities around the world as visiting professor and has given over three hundred and fifty invited talks at various venues and conferences. He is the recipient of awards such as the Spiers memorial award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), MRS medal, Alexander von Humboldt-Helmoltz senior award, and several endowed lectures. He received Docteur Honoris Causa from the Universite Catholique de of Louvain in 2014. He has also been recognized as distinguished alumni by his Alma Mater Banaras Hindu University and the department of materials science at Northwestern University. He is on the advisory editorial board of several materials science and nanotechnology journals and on the boards of several nanotech companies.

He has been part of two Guinness Book of World records, one for the creation of the smallest brush and the other for creating the darkest material.

Contact Information: Dr Nishar Hameed