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Pulickel M. Ajayan

Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA 77005

Title: NanoEngineered Materials: Challenges and Opportunities

The past two decades has belonged to truly innovative and amazing discoveries in the area of nanotechnology. Although basic science in the area has progressed significantly, there are still challenges related to engineering and integration of nanomaterials into applications and commercial products. This talk will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in the field, with particular reference to engineered nanomaterials that include carbon nanotubes, graphene and other two dimensional materials. Our group has made pioneering contributions to this field in relevance to developing these materials for applications such as energy storage and conversion, catalysis, low power devices, coatings and light-weight materials. Several aspects that include synthesis, characterization and modifications will be explored with the objective of achieving functional nanostructures for future technologies.


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Pulickel M. Ajayan has been a pioneer in the area of nanotechnology and was involved in early work in the development of carbon nanotubes. He has published around 800 journal papers, earning more than 65,000 citations with an h-index of 124 (ISI citation data). His work has covered diverse areas of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, nanotubes, 2D materials, nanocomposite and energy storage materials. His work in the past two decades has particularly focused on the structure-property correlations in nanomaterials. Presently he is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson professor of Engineering at Rice niversity in Houston, Texas and the founding chair of the department of aterials Science and NanoEngineering. He is affiliated with several other
universities around the world as visiting professor and has given over three hundred and fifty invited talks at various venues and conferences. He is the recipient of awards such as the Spiers memorial award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), MRS medal, Alexander von Humboldt-Helmoltz senior award, and several endowed lectures. He received Docteur Honoris Causa from the Universite Catholique de of Louvain in 2014. He has also been recognized as distinguished alumni by his Alma Mater Banaras Hindu University and the department of materials science at Northwestern University.

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