Prof. Amar Mohanty will be named as Fellow of the Royal Society. He will be among 87 new RSC Fellows and 50 new College members from across Canada inducted this fall in Ottawa. RSC Fellows are researchers who have made remarkable contributions to their fields. Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists are recognized as emerging intellectuals who have demonstrated a high level of achievement.
This year’s new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Science will be celebrated along with new members of the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists on Nov. 27.
Amar Mohanty, Department of Plant Agriculture, cross-appointed to School of Engineering
Generating sustainable bio-based materials while reducing the environmental impact of plastics has driven research and innovation by Prof. Amar Mohanty. A pioneer in advanced biomaterials science and engineering, he is director of U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC), is an OAC Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials and Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Composites of Composites Part C- Open Access.
Bio-composites made in the BDDC from renewable sources, particularly materials from industrial waste streams, have been substituted for conventional plastics in many commercial applications, from compostable coffee pods to “green” automotive parts.