National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
Position: Director of Centre for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore (NUS); Vice President of Research Strategy of NUS
Specialization: Electrospinning and Nanofibers and their applications
Education & Career Accomplishments:
Seeram Ramakrishna (*1964, Cherukupalli, Guntur, India) received Master of Technology in Aircraft Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1988; Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge, UK, 1992 and The General Management Training from the Harvard University, USA. Seeram Ramakrishna is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering and serves as Vice President of Research Strategy at the National University of Singapore, which is ranked among the top 25 universities in the world.
He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International and American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA.
Prof. Ramakrishna is regarded as the modern father of electrospinning and nanofibers. He is known globally for his pioneering work on engineering nanofibers for regeneration of tissues and harvesting of sunlight. His research outcomes have been translated into products.
He is a Highly Cited Researcher in the world (Clarivate Analytics). Thomson Reuters recognized among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.
He co-authored over 1,000 SCI indexed international journal papers and 7 authored books which received ~88,000 citations and ~ 140 H-index. A European study placed him among the only 800 researchers with H-index over 135 in the history of science and technology (http://www.webometrics.info/en/node/58).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer NATURE journal Materials Circular Economy. He is an editorial board member of Springer NATURE journal Advanced Fiber Materials; Elsevier Journal Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering; and NATURE Scientific Reports.
He received numerous recognitions which include China Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar and 1000 talents distinguished professor; Cambridge Nehru Fellowship of India, and LKY Fellowship of Singapore; CUT Honorary Engineering Doctorate; APA Distinguished Researcher Award, IFEES President award - Global Visionary; GEDC Ambassador, ASEAN Outstanding Engineer Award or IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award.