Professional Experience

Associate Editor: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014- ); ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing(2012-2014); Editorial Advisory Boards: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS publication) (2013-2015); Nanomaterials and Energy, ICE publishing (UK)(2011-2013); Chemical Engineering Science (2007-2010); Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (2006-2007); Indian Chemical Engineer (Journal of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (2006-); Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2000-2002).

Institute Chair Professor (2007-); C V Seshadri Chair Professor (2012-); INAE Chair Professor (2011-2013); Ranjit Singh Chair Professor (2008-2011); Professor (1997-); Associate Professor (1994-97); Assistant Professor (1990-1994); Coordinator & PI, Unit on Nanosciences(2005-); Head, Department of Chemical Engineering (2003-05); Research Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987- 1990).

Visiting Appointments: University of Texas at Austin, 1997; University of Western Ontario, 2005; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2006-07; WCU Visiting Professor, Yeungnam University, 2009-2013.

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. B P Godrej Life Time Achievement Award (2022)
  • President, Indian National Science Academy (2022)
  • Institute Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2020)
  • UNESCO Medal for outstanding scientific contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies (2017)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, State University of New York, SUNY Buffalo (2016)
  • MRSI Distinguished Lectureship Award, Materials Research Society of India, (2011-12)
  • The Syed Husain Zaheer Medal (a triennial award for Engineering and Technology), Indian National Science Academy (2011).
  • Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science, Infosys Science Foundation (2010).
  • Elected Fellow, TWAS--The World Academy of Sciences (2010).
  • The TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy (2008).
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2007)
  • Institute Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2007-date)
  • Elected Fellow, Indian National Science Academy
  • Elected Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • Elected Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Elected Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences (2002)
  • J. C. Bose National Fellowship, Department of Science & Technology (2006-date)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006)
  • Herdillia Award of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for excellence in basic research (2003)

Recent Publications