Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar Honored

Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar Honored

Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar Honored

February 1, 2019

Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar, the John A. Clark and
Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering in the Rensselaer Department of Mechanical
Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
, has
been awarded the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Distinguished
Alumni Award.

Koratkar’s research is positioned at
the intersections of nanotechnology, energy, and sustainability. His research
focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanoscale
materials, such as graphene, phosphorene, carbon nanotubes, transition metal
dichalcogenides, as well as metal and silicon nanostructures. He is studying
the fundamental mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic, and optical
properties of these one- and two-dimensional materials and developing a variety
of composites, coatings, and device applications using these low-dimensional

According to IIT Bombay “students graduating
from the institute are of the highest caliber, who have reached positions of
eminence in industry, business, public sector, academic and research
institutions, or as entrepreneurs. The institute had long felt the need to
recognize the alumni of IIT Bombay who have distinguished themselves in their
field of work and done the institute proud.”


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