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Thu, 02 Nov



Dr. Dara P. Antia Memorial Lecture

“Nanoengineered Materials Challenges and Opportunities”

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Dr. Dara P. Antia Memorial Lecture
Dr. Dara P. Antia Memorial Lecture

Time & Location

02 Nov 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm IST

Pune, Mini Auditorium, North Campus COEP Technological University (Formerly College of Engineering Pune), Shivajinagar, Pune, 411005


About the event

Distinguished Speaker  

Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan

Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan is a pioneer in  the area of nanotechnology. He  has published more than 1300  journal papers earning more  than 200,000 citations and hindex of 215 (by google scholar) His work covers diverse areas of nanomaterials including  nanoparticles, nanotubes, diamond, 2D materials,  nanocomposite, energy storage materials and 3D printing.  He is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson  professor of Engineering at Rice University and the  founding chair of the department of Materials Science and  Nano Engineering. He is the recipient of several awards  such as the Spiers memorial award, MRS medal,  Alexander von Humboldt-Helmoltz senior award, and  lifetime nanotechnology award from the Houston  Technology Center. He received Docteur Honoris Causa  from the Universite Catholique de of Louvain and  distinguished alumni recognition from his Alma Mater  Banaras Hindu University and the Materials Science  department at Northwestern University.  He has completed his B. Tech. in Metallurgical  Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, India and  Ph.D. in Northwestern University, Evanston. He was  associated with Fundamental Research Laboratory, NEC  Corporation, Tsukuba, Japan, Laboratoire de Physique  des Solides, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, MaxPlanck-Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany. He  was Henry Burlage Chair Professor in Engineering at  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Materials Sci. and  Engineering Department, Troy, NY. His research is funded through federal agencies (NSF,  DoD, DOE) and several Industrial sponsors. He maintains  a research group of around 30-40 members and has many  collaborations and is distinguished visiting professor at  several Institutions around the world.

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