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)


  Google Scholar profile can be found here

  Citations (June 9, 2023): 50, 398

  h-index (June 9, 2023): 102

  i10-index (June 9, 2023): 458


 AD Scientific Index profile can be found here

 Top 1% in the World in H-index, i10-index and Citations (October 10, 2023)

 Top 1% in the World in Engineering & Technology (October 10, 2023)

 Top 1% in the World in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering  (October 10, 2023)

 Ranked #1 in Canada in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering  (October 10, 2023)







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 a Adjunct Professor position at the State University of New York, Syracuse, in the United States, 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 expertise.

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 462 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.

International Affiliations

- Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, State University of New York, USA.

- Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, UK

- Distinguished Professor, Sustainable Polymer Centre, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT-Guwahati, India

External Links:

Amar Mohanty | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Amar Mohanty | Plant Agriculture

Honours & Awards

Honours & Awards

2022 2022 RSC Miroslaw Romanowski Award Lecture, Royal Society of Canada, Canada
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

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)