APA Distinguished Awards

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2008

Professor Ashok Misra

Director
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Prof. Ashok Misra is currently the Chairman of Intellectual Ventures India, Bangalore, a position he took over in October 2008. Prior to this he was the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, from 2000 to 2008.

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2009

Professor (Dr.) Jöns Hilborn

University of Uppsala
Sweden

Prof. Jöns Hilborn is the Head of Polymer Chemistry program at Uppsala University. He had been associated with industrial research at IBM, US. and a few other companies as well. He had also been a faculty member of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland. Currently, Prof. Hilborn is working in the field of development of new polymeric materials as scaffolds for tissue engineering.

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2011

Prof. Atsushi Suzuki

Yokohama National University,
Yokohama, Japan

Prof. Atsushi Suzuki is a faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Division of Artificial Environment and Information. His research area includes phase transition in constrained polymer gels, light induced phase transition in polymer gels, surface structure of polymer gels and its functions, water flow in hydrogels, adhesion properties of swollen hydrogels.

DISTINGUISHED Award 2013

Prof. Kurt E. Geckeler

World-Class University(WCU) & Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
South Korea

Prof. Kurt E Geckeler is the Head of Laboratory of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. He is the Editor-in-chief of several international journals of repute. His research are includes designing and development of supramolecular drugs and polymer, nanomaterials and carbon and inorganic nanotubes.

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2014

Professor Luigi Ambrosio

CNR, Rome
Italy

Prof. Luigi Ambrosio is the Director of National Research Council of Italy. He is also the Vice-President of the Italian Society of Biomaterials (SIB). and Elected President of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). His research interests include design and characterization of polymers and composites for medical applications and tissue engineering, structural properties of natural tissue, properties and processing of nanostructures, hydrogels and biodegradable polymers.

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2015

Professor (Dr.) Sanjay K. Nayak

Director General
CIPET, India

Professor (Dr.) Sanjay K. Nayak Heading the operations in the capacity of Principal Executive of CIPET (28 Centres) across the country attaining its objectives as well as maintaining high standards of excellence in Technical consultancy, Applied research and Academic programme in all disciplines of Polymer Science and Technology. Editor-in-Chief - International Journal of Plastic Technology (IJPT) co-published by M/s. Springer, Netherlands.

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2016

Professor (Dr.) Philippe Roger

University of Paris Sud
Orsay, France

A recognized scientist in polymer domain, is full professor at University Paris Sud, University Paris Saclay, France. Since 2014, he is the head of one of the 9 research laboratories of the Institute of Molecular and Material Chemistry of Orsay (ICMMO): the laboratory of Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules and Macromolecules (SM2B). Prof. Roger joined University Paris Sud and ICMMO in 2000.Since 2012, Prof. Roger has also been involved in the administration of University Paris Sud as Vice-President of the Research of the Chemistry Department.

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2017

Dhanjay Jhurry

Vice Chancellor, University of Mauritius
Reduit, Mauritius

Dhanjay Jhurry is the professor and Vice Chancellor at the University of Mauritius Reduit, Mauritius. Prof. Jhurry has been a prominent scientist in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering and has been very active in the field of nano drug delivery. His international recognition in the field of polymers for human health care has been of significant interest to the polymer scientists.

DISTINGUISHED AWARD 2018

Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna

National University of Singapore
Singapore