Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair (https://www.linkedin.com/in/seeram-ramakrishna/; https://blog.nus.edu.sg/seeram/) is a world-renowned scholar at the National University of Singapore (https://www.adscientificindex.com/scientist.php?id=409136). NUS is ranked among the top five best global universities for engineering in the world (https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/engineering). Among the materials researchers, he is ranked number one in Singapore; and top 31 in the world (https://research.com/scientists-rankings/materials-science/sg). He is among the top 425 highly cited researchers in the world (https://www.webometrics.info/en/hlargerthan100). He is the Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Sustainability (https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/engineering-for-a-healthy-planet-0; https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/unlocking-circular-economy-tickets-156525486945).
He is a member of the Extended Producer Responsibility Advisory Committee of the National Environment Agency (NEA), Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE), Singapore. He Co-Chairs the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advocacy Group at the Singapore Institute of Directors (www.sid.org.sg). He is a member of the ISO technical committee on Circular Economy. He Chairs the Sustainable Manufacturing TC at the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES); and is a member of the Environment & Resources Standards Committees of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) and Standards Development Organization (SDO). He is a member of the Beverage Containers Return Scheme Stakeholder Group hosted by the National Environment Agency, Singapore. His book on Circular Economy received the 2021 Springer Nature China New Development Award (https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/media/press-releases/china-new-development-award-winners-announced/19657120).
European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said: “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all”.
He co-authored books Sustainability for Beginners; and ‘Combating Climate Change: A helpful Guide on Personal Carbon Foot printing (https://tinyurl.com/climatechangebookGS). He co-authored UNESCO EGU2030 Book on ‘Knowledge-driven Actions: Transforming Higher Education for Global Sustainability (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380519). He also advises the World Bank. He is honoured with the Excellent Presentation Award by the ICWMT (International Conference on Waste Management and Technology) 2021 initiated by Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and UNEP (https://lnkd.in/gJnpZ-53).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer NATURE Journal Materials Circular Economy (https://www.springer.com/journal/42824) and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Journal Circular Economy (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/circular-economy/editorial-board). He is an Advisory Board member of the journals Energy & Environmental Science (https://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/about-journals/energy-environmental-science/#AB) and Biofuel Research Journal (https://www.biofueljournal.com/journal/editorial.board?edbc=474). He is an Associate Editor of the eScience journal (http://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/escience/editorial-board/). He is an opinion contributor to the Springer Nature Sustainability Community (https://sustainabilitycommunity.springernature.com/users/98825-seeram-ramakrishna/posts/looking-through-covid-19-lens-for-a-sustainable-new-modern-society). He teaches ME6509 Materials and Sustainability (https://www.europeanbusinessreview.com/circular-economy-sustainability-and-business-opportunities/).
He also mentors Masters in Environment Management, MEM project students. He has an H-index of 167 and an i10-index of 1163, with over 136,000 citations for his publications to date (https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?hl=en&user=a49NVmkAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate). Microsoft Academic ranked him among the top 50 authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide based on Saliency, publications, citations, and H-index (https://academic.microsoft.com/authors/192562407). He has been named among the World’s Most Influential Minds (Thomson Reuters) and World’s Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate Analytics). He advises technology companies with sustainability vision such as TRIA (https://triafoodware.com/about/), CeEntek (https://ceentek.com/), Green Li-Ion (www.Greenli-ion.com), InfraPrime (https://www.infra-prime.com/vision-leadership), Volt14 (https://volt14.com/); AntePlastics (https://www.anteplastics.com/), CodiKoat (https://codikoat.com/blogs/news/world-leading-board-appointments-join-codikoat), Low Carbon Energies (https://lowcarbonenergies.com/our-team/), OpenRead, and APC Yellow. He is a Senior Vice-President of the Asian Polymer Association (https://www.asianpolymer.org/committee.html). He is a Board Member of the Plastics Recycling Association of Singapore, PRAS (www.pras.rg.sg), and Chairman of Plastics Recycling Center of Excellence, PRCOE (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/tuas-integrated-waste-treatment-facility-to-be-financed-via-green-bond).
He is an eminent resource person to the universities, governments and international organizations. His senior academic leadership roles include University Vice-President (Research Strategy); Dean of Faculty of Engineering; Director of NUS Enterprise; and Founding Chairman of Solar Energy Institute of Singapore (http://www.seris.nus.edu.sg/). He is an elected Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), AAET, Singapore Academy of Engineering, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He received a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK; & a GMP from Harvard University, USA.