National University of Singapore, Singapore

Specialization: Nanomaterials for Electrospinning & Electrospraying

Position: Director of Centre for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Seeram Ramakrishna received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge (UK) and the General Management Training from Harvard University (USA).  Recipient of Changjiang Professorship of China, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Award, NUS Outstanding Researcher Award, Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship, and Cambridge Nehru Scholarship.

At the NANOCON 2013 conference Seeram Ramakrishnawill present a lecture at the Plenary Session.

He is a Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science (worldwide rank is 3). He is considered as the global guru of electrospun nanomaterials. He is widely acknowledged global leader for his pioneering work on engineering of nanofibers for regenerative medicine, harvesting solar energy and water treatment. His knowledge has been successfully transferred to industry and products based on his inventions are sold in many countries around the world.

He authored 5 books and ~ 500 Web of Science listed papers, which attracted ~ 25,000 citations and 76 H-index. He delivered more than 100 plenary and keynote lectures including Kavli Prize 2012 Nanoscience Symposia Speaker. More than 20 patents are issued on his name and he mentors three start-up companies.

He is an elected international fellow of major professional societies and academies in Singapore, ASEAN, India, UK and USA.

Publication activity (examples of last papers):
  • Friction of Rubber with Surfaces Patterned with Rigid Spherical Asperities, Author(s): Nguyen, D.T.; Ramakrishna, S.; Fretigny, C.; et al., Source: Tribology Letters, Volume: 49, Issue: 1, Pages: 135-144, published: Jan 2013
  • Facile method for the selective growth of rice like rutile TiO2 from peroxotitanate gel and its photoactivity, Author(s): Sonawane, Ravindra S.; Ramakrishna, Seeram, Source: Materials Science and Engineering B-Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials, Volume: 177, Issue: 9, Pages: 652-660, published: May 25, 2012
  • Progress and Perspectives in Micro Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, Author(s): Sundarrajan, Subramanian; Allakhverdiev, Suleyman I.; Ramakrishna, Seeram, Source: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume: 37, Issue: 10, Pages: 8765-8786, published May 2012
  • Solution Synthesis of CdIn2S4 Nanocrystals and their photoelectrical Application, Author(s): Peng, Shengjie; Mhaisalkar, Subodh G.; Ramakrishna, Seeram, Source: Materials Letters, Volume: 79, Pages: 216-218, published: July 15, 2012
  • Electrospun Composite Nanofibers for Tissue Regeneration, Author(s): Prabhkaran, Molamma P.; Ghasemi-Mobarakeh, Laleh; Ramakrishna, Seeram, Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume: 11, Issue: 4, Pages: 3039-3057, published: Apr 2011