P.M.Ajayan Research Group
Engineered nanocarbons - engineering the nextgeneration carbon materials using nanoscience, for practical use
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|Name||Pulickel M. Ajayan|
|Belonging||Exotic Nanocatbons Project|
Dr. Ajayan earned his B. Tech in metallurgical engineering from Banaras Hindu University in 1985 and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University in 1989.Dr. 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 370 journal papers with more than 25,000 citations and an h-index of 82. He has given more than 250 invited talks including several keynote and plenary lectures in several countries.
After 3 years of post-doctoral experience at NEC Corporation in Japan, Dr. Ajayan spent 2 years as a research scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay in France and nearly a year and a half as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart in Germany. In 1997, he joined the materials science and engineering faculty at Rensselaer as an Assistant Professor and was the Henri Burlage chair Professor in Engineering until he left RPI in 2007. He joined the mechanical engineering and materials science department of Rice university, as the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering from July 2007.
DST-IISC Centennial Chair Professorship, Bangalore India (2011) Elected Honorary Member of Materials Research Society of India (2008) Scientific American 50 - Research Leader in 2006 Materials Research Society (MRS) medal, 2006 Holder of two Guiness Book of World Records (2007, 2005) Helmoltz-Humboldt Prize (2007) Selected Nano50TM Innovator by Nanotech Briefs (2007) Elected Fellow of AAAS (2007) Distinguished Alumnus Award, Department of Metallurgy, Banaras Hindu University, India (2005) Kerala Center Award (2005) National Science Foundation CAREER early development award (1998)
Research Field：Fabrication of hybrid nanocarbon materials for water purification.