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 Professor Suprakas Sinha, 2013

Sinha Ray is Chief Researcher and Director of the DST/ CSIR National Centre for Nanostructured Materials (NCNSM), Pretoria, South Africa. He received his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry at the University of Calcutta, India in 2001 and was a recipient of the ‘‘Prestigious Sir P. C Ray Research Award’’ for the best PhD work. After three years of postdoctoral research at the Toyota Technological Institute in Japan, he spent two and half years as postdoctoral scientist at the Chemical Engineering Department, Laval University, Canada. Towards the end of 2006, he joined the CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing group as Nanoscience Group Leader, in South Africa. In November 2007, he was promoted to Chief Researcher and founder Director of the DST/CSIR NCNSM, CSIR, South Africa. Recently, he has been appointed as Distinguish Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arab; Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sinha Ray’s current research projects are aiming to overcome the boundary between fundamental research and industrial applications and to get direct benefit by strengthening both worlds. His team research focuses on several types of multi-phase and multi- component polymeric systems such as polymer alloys, blends, composites, and nanocomposites, biomaterials, conducting polymers, engineering plastics, etc. However, the main objective of his research is to establish structure-processing-property relationship of nanoclay filled polymeric systems.

He is one of the highly cited authors in the field of polymer nanocomposite materials and his work has been featured on various international journal cover pages on 13 different occasions. Recently, he has been rated as a Top 50 high impact chemist in the world in the last decade (Feb. 2011, Thomson Reuter). Over the last few years, he has given more than 20 plenary/keynote/invited presentations in various international conferences and organized/ co-organized a number of international conferences. Sinha Ray is the co-author of 3 edited books, 10 book chapters on various aspects of polymer-based nanostructured materials & their applications, and author and co-author of 140 articles in high-impact international journals, 14 articles in peer-review international conference proceedings; 30 articles national and international conference proceedings, as well as holder of patents. Currently, he is serving as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Advanced Science Letters, International Journal of Plastic Films and Sheeting, Applied Nanoscience, and Journal of Nanomaterials.

  

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