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Prof. Pulickel Ajayan, USA


2018-04-14 10:00


Exhibition Hall, Hefei National Laboratory Building



Professor 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. He is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor at Rice University, and the founding chair of the new department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University. His 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 850 journal papers with nearly 70,000 citations and an h-index of 130, based on ISI database. He has given more than 375 invited talks including several named lectures, keynote and plenary lectures in several countries and at several international conferences.

Prof. Ajayan has received several awards including the Spiers Memorial Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Senior Humboldt Prize, MRS medal, Scientific American 50 recognition, RPI senior research award, the Burton award from the microscopic society of America and the Hadfield medal for the outstanding student metallurgist in India. He has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), AAAS, foreign fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences (India), and has been elected honorary member of Materials Research Society of India and the Indian Institute of Metals.


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