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Prof. Ajayan Vinu
ARC Future Fellow, AIBN, The University of Queensland, Australia



Professor Ajayan Vinu is recognized as one of the top international researchers in the field of nanoporous materials. His research work introduced a new field of nanoporous nitrides and developed novel methods for making nanoporous materials with different textural parameters and multiple functions. He discovered numerous novel materials such as carbon nanocage, mesoporous carbon nitride, mesoporous boron nitride and boron carbon nitrides, carbon nanocoops, and silica nanocoops. This research has led to 267 papers in a high impact factor journals with more than 7600 citation and a H-index of 48. At least 18 of his papers have been cited more than 100 times (five papers have been cited more than 200 times)and 45 papers have been cited more than 50 times. Many of his works were published in top journals, including Angewandte Chemie, JACS, Advanced Materials and Advanced Functional Materials. Professor Vinu has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2014 (UK) and a Foreign Fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences 2014 (India). He has received the JSPS Senior Invitational Fellowship (2014) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation; an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Future Fellowship (2010-2014); the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists Award for Excellence (2010); the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (2008); and Iran’s top science prize, the Khwarizmi International Award for applied research in nanotechnology (2008). The innovative nature and commercial potential of research from his group is shown by the 18 national and international patents. He has also secured funding of more than $3.6 Million US from both industry and government funding agencies.