Professor Seeram Ramakrishna is a renowned professor of materials engineering and a world-leading expert on science and engineering of nanofibers. Various international databases, including Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Elsevier Science, and Microsoft Academic, have placed him among the top twenty authors and most cited materials scientists in the world.
He has authored over 1000 peer-reviewed papers, five books, and delivered over a hundred plenary and keynote lectures around the world. He holds an h-idex of 103 and his publications have received over 49500 citations. He is among the ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ (top 1% of research field as of 1 December 2015) by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science.
His inventions have been licensed by industry. He mentors entrepreneurs and start-up companies, whose products are sold in several countries. Ramakrishna is a Professor of mechanical engineering and Former Vice President (Research Strategy) at the National University of Singapore, NUS, where he has served in various capacities, including Dean of Engineering, Founding Director of NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Founding Director of NUS Bioengineering, and Founding Chairman of Solar Energy Institute of Singapore, as well as Director of NUS Industry Liaison Office and Director of NUS Enterprise. His passion led to substantial and high level academic research partnerships with leading institutions.
He is a board member of several organizations, and encourages mutually reinforcing partnerships with corporate world to enable relevant and impactful research. He is an invited speaker and panel discussant on various global forums dealing with higher education, scientific research, and innovation trends and strategies. He has also authored the book "The Changing Face of Innovation".
Professor Ramakrishna is the Advisory Board Member of the journal of Energy & Environmental Science.