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|Having obtaining Ph.D degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) from the Mangalore University, India, worked at the University of Zurich, University of Pennsylvania, University of Stuttgart, Nagoya University, Wuhan University of Science and Technology and Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in different capacities at different times. Prior to joining NTU, he was a Professor of Physics and Executive Director at the National University of Singapore (NUS).|
Awarded “Officer in the Order of Academic Palms” title by French Government, “Business Event Ambassador” title by Government of Singapore, and “Outstanding Science Entrepreneur” award by NUS. He is the elected-member of the “ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific”, Academician and Vice-President of the “Asia Pacific Academy of Materials”, and Honorary Advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Served as the President of the “International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS)” and “Asian Society for Solid State Ionics”, and Chairman of the 15th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO 2014). Currently serving as the President of the Materials Research Society of Singapore and Chairman of the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) series.
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