Professor Ajayan Vinu
Prof. Vinu is currently working as a Global Innovation Chair Professor and Director of Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials at the University of Newcastle. During these 18 years of research, Prof. Vinu has made a significant contribution in the field of nanoporous materials and their application in sensing, energy storage, fuel cells, adsorption and separation, and catalysis. The quality of his research has been recognised with several international awards including Scopus Young Researcher Award 2014, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel award by the Humboldt Society (2010), JSPS Senior Invitational Fellow for the year 2014, Australian Future Fellowship (Professorial Level) for the year 2010, Indian Society for Chemists and Biologists award for excellence for the year 2010, Catalysis Society of India Young Scientist award for the year 2010, Chemical Society of Japan Award for the Young Scientist for the year 2008, Laureate of Khwarizmi International Award 2008, Asian Excellent Lectureship Award, and ICYS fellowship. Prof. Vinu is honoured with the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC (UK), Fellow of Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI), Fellow of World Academy of Ceramics (FWAC), Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science (FWAAS) and Foreign Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, FFMAS. His contribution in the field of nanoporous materials is also clearly reflected by his international ranking by Science Watch as one of the top 15 researchers in the field and has led to ca. 340 papers in high impact factor journals with ca. 15,800 citations and a H-index of 64 and 30 patents.