Suprakas Sinha Ray

National Centre for Nano Structured Materials, South Africa

Suprakas Sinha Ray serves as Chief Researcher and Director of the DST/CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials, Pretoria, South Africa. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry at the University of Calcutta in 2001 and was a recipient of the Sir P. C Ray Research Award for the best Ph.D. work. After three years of postdoctoral experience at Toyota Technological Institute in Japan, he spent two and half years as Research Scientist at the Chemical Engineering Department, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada. In the end of 2006, he joined as Nano-Science Group Leader, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, South Africa. In 2007, he has been promoted as a Chief Researcher and Director of the National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials, CSIR, South Africa. Ray’s current research focuses on polymer-based advanced nanostructured materials and their applications. He is one of the active and highly cited authors in the field of polymer-based nanostructured materials, (in last 10 years his articles cited more than 5000 times) and his work has been featured in various international journal cover pages in 13 different occasions. Recently, he has been rated as a Top 50 high impact chemist in the world (February 2011, Thomson Reuter). So far he has been given more than 30 keynote/invited presentations in various international conferences and organized/coorganized number of international conferences. Ray is the author of 11 book chapters on various aspects of polymer-based nanostructured materials and their applications, and author and coauthor of 35 articles in referred international conference proceedings and 113 articles in international journals and patents.

Biography Updated on 2 May 2011

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