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Pulickel M. Ajayan

Pulickel M. Ajayan has been a pioneer in the area of nanotechnology. His Ph.D. work focused on structural instabilities in nanoparticles and their dynamic behavior. He was involved in pioneering early work in the development of carbon nanotubes.

Over the past two decades he has published more than five hundred papers, earning nearly forty thousand citations and an h-index of 100 based on the ISI citation data. His research focus has been on the materials science and applications of nanomaterials and their structure-property correlations. His work has covered diverse areas of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, nanotubes, two-dimensional materials including graphene and beyond and design of nanocomposite and energy storage materials.

Presently he is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson professor of engineering at Rice University in Houston. He is the founding chair of the department of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University. 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.     [ Click for More ]

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