Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanomaterials Expert Nikhil Koratkar Named the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nikhil Koratkar
Nikhil Koratkar

Abstract:
Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar this week was named the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member.

Nanomaterials Expert Nikhil Koratkar Named the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY | Posted on June 25th, 2012

"Dr. Koratkar is conducting pioneering, high-impact work in graphene that is helping solidify the international reputation of Rensselaer in the field of nanomaterials. Nikhil is also an outstanding educator, adviser, and mentor who cares deeply about the success of his students," said David Rosowsky, dean of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer. "The entire School of Engineering joins me in congratulating him on his appointment as the Clark and Crossan Professor of Engineering."

After receiving his doctorate from the University of Maryland, Koratkar joined the Rensselaer Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering in 2001 as an assistant professor. He was named associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2009, and currently holds a joint appointment as a full professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Koratkar's research is positioned at the intersections of nanotechnology, energy, and sustainability. His work has focused on the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanoscale material systems, including graphene, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes, and fullerenes, as well as metal and silicon nanostructures. His research group uses techniques such as chemical vapor deposition and oblique angle deposition to incorporate these materials into various composites, coatings, and device applications.

Koratkar is the author of 98 archival journal papers and four book chapters. His published research results have garnered more than 2,000 citations. Additionally, Koratkar's work has garnered attention from the New York Times, USA Today, BBC, Reuters, MSNBC, US News & World Report, Scientific American, Popular Science, and other media outlets. His research funding totals nearly $8 million from agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the Office of Naval Research, and the Army Research Office, as well as industry. Koratkar has graduated 10 doctoral students at Rensselaer, two of whom are presently tenure-track assistant professors at other universities. Additionally, winners of the 2010 and 2012 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Rensselaer Student Prize were Koratkar's doctoral students.

Koratkar received an NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and Rensselaer School of Engineering Excellence in Research Award in 2004, and an Early Career Award from Rensselaer in 2005. In 2009, he won the Young Investigator Award from the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Division of Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nanostructures. He is currently serving as an editor of the Elsevier journal Carbon. Koratkar is an associate fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Michael Mullaney
Phone: (518) 276-6161

Copyright © Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices December 4th, 2016

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks December 3rd, 2016

Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries December 3rd, 2016

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells December 2nd, 2016

Graphene/ Graphite

Bumpy surfaces, graphene beat the heat in devices: Rice University theory shows way to enhance heat sinks in future microelectronics November 29th, 2016

Uncovering the secrets of friction on graphene: Sliding on flexible graphene surfaces has been uncharted territory until now November 23rd, 2016

2-D material a brittle surprise: Rice University researchers finds molybdenum diselenide not as strong as they thought November 14th, 2016

Rice expands graphene repertoire with MRI contrast agent: Metal-free fluorinated graphene shows no signs of toxicity in cell culture tests November 10th, 2016

Academic/Education

Oxford Nanoimaging report on how the Nanoimager, a desktop microscope delivering single molecule, super-resolution performance, is being applied at the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology & Infection November 22nd, 2016

The University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria uses Deben tensile stages as an integral part of their computed tomography research and testing facility October 18th, 2016

Enterprise In Space Partners with Sketchfab and 3D Hubs for NewSpace Education October 13th, 2016

New Agricultural Research Center Debuts at UCF October 12th, 2016

Materials/Metamaterials

Inside tiny tubes, water turns solid when it should be boiling: MIT researchers discover astonishing behavior of water confined in carbon nanotubes November 30th, 2016

From champagne bubbles, dance parties and disease to new nanomaterials: Understanding nucleation of protein filaments might help with Alzheimer's Disease and type 2 Diabetes November 24th, 2016

Uncovering the secrets of friction on graphene: Sliding on flexible graphene surfaces has been uncharted territory until now November 23rd, 2016

2-D material a brittle surprise: Rice University researchers finds molybdenum diselenide not as strong as they thought November 14th, 2016

Announcements

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices December 4th, 2016

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks December 3rd, 2016

Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries December 3rd, 2016

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells December 2nd, 2016

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Dr Barbara Armbruster promoted to Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director for XEI Scientific September 27th, 2016

Dr Barbara Armbruster joins XEI Scientific as Marketing Director June 1st, 2016

Park Systems Global Expansion in AFM Market Includes Appointment of New Executives April 23rd, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Adds Alain Mutricy as Head of Product Management Group March 3rd, 2016

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices December 4th, 2016

Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator December 1st, 2016

'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing November 15th, 2016

2-D material a brittle surprise: Rice University researchers finds molybdenum diselenide not as strong as they thought November 14th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project