About the Director - Prof. (Dr.) Amar K. Mohanty

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  Fellow RSC (Canada), Fellow AIChE, Fellow SPE, Fellow RSC (UK)

 

  Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials
  Ontario Agriculture College (OAC), University of Guelph 
  Director, Bioproducts Discovery & Development Centre (BDDC) 
  Professor of Bioproducts, Department of Plant Agriculture 
  Professor of Biological Engineering, School of Engineering

  Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Composites
  @Composites Part C - Open Access (ELSEVIER)


  Research Gate profile can be found here
  Research Gate Score (September 14, 2022): 47.77

  Google Scholar profile can be found here

  Citations (September 14, 2022): 46, 088

  h-index (September 14, 2022): 97

  i10-index (September 14, 2022): 429

 For Prof. Mohanty's work on bioplastics, biocomposites, waste valorization, circular economy and 3D printing, the AD   Scientific Index ranks him as the 2nd best Scientist for Metallurgical & Materials Engineering in Canada and #40 in   North America. He also ranks #30 for Engineering and Technology in Canada. 

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Brief Bio

Amar Mohanty is a Full Professor and Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials at the Ontario Agriculture College and is the Director of the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is a former Michigan State University professor and currently holds Distinguished Professor position at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, in India and a Visiting Professor status at the University of Portsmouth, in the UK.

 

Prof. Mohanty is an international leader in the field of bioplastics, biocomposites and advanced biorefinery. His research focuses on engineering value-added uses of biomass wastes and industrial co-products from agro-food and biofuel industries. Circular economy, environmental sustainability, waste plastic valorization, biodegradable plastics as single-use plastic alternatives, biocarbon based composites and 3D printing of sustainable materials are other areas of his expertize.  

Prof. Mohanty is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Composites, Composites Part C -Open Access; an ELSEVIER journal.

He is a highly cited researcher with more than 800 publications to his credit, including 444 peer-reviewed journal papers, 6 edited books, over 400 conference presentations, 25 book chapters, and 68 Patents (awarded/applied). 

Prof. Mohanty is a Fellow of: (i) the Royal Society of Canada, (ii) the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, (iii) the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and (iv) the Society of Plastic Engineers.

Prof. Mohanty has received many awards, including the (i) Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), (ii) JL White Innovation Award from the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), (iii) Synergy Award for Innovation from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), (iv) Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and (v) the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS), USA.


Honours & Awards

Honours & Awards

2022 Prof. Dr. Gokulananda Mahapatra Oration Award 2022, Prof. Dr. Gokulananda Nityananda Mahapatra Foundation, India
2021 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal, Royal Society of Canada, Canada
2020 – Present Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Canada
2020 – Present OAC Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials, University of Guelph, Canada
2020 JL White Innovation Award, Polymer Processing Society, USA
2019 – Present Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2019 – Present Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers, USA
2019 Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence, Odisha Bigyan Academy, India
2019 OAC Alumni Distinguished Researcher Award, University of Guelph, Canada
2018 – Present Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, USA.
2018 NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
2017 – 2020 Research Leadership Chair Award, University of Guelph, Canada
2017 Highly Prolific Author, American Chemical Society (ACS) Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, USA
2017 Featured Canadian Author, Selected for ACS Publications Open Access Virtual Issue “Hot Materials in a Cool Country” - articles authored by Canadians to celebrate the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference
2016

University of Guelph’s Innovation of the Year Award, Canada.

For the creation of the 100% Compostable Bio-composite Resin; additional awards for this innovation visit: http://purpod100.com/awards/

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, USA
2012 “Gold Medal” and Certificate, International Conference on Composites Interfaces, (Interface21).
2011 Jim Hammar Memorial Service Award, BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, USA
2011 – 2015 5 Year Visiting Professorship, South China University, China
2008 – 2020 Premier’s Research Chair in Biomaterials & Transportation, University of Guelph, Canada (Endowed Research Chair awarded for 12 years)
2006 Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, USA
1999 Prof. R. C. Tripathy Memorial Award (Young Scientist Award), Orissa Chemical Society
1998 – 1999 Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, AvH Foundation, Germany
1980 Gold medal, Utkal University, Orissa being 1st Class 1st in M.Sc (Chemistry)