RICH Presenters' Profiles
Day 2 - Thursday, 9th December 2010
Research Industry Collaboration Hub (RICH)
Prof. T. Pradeep
InnoNano Research Private Limited
Title of Presentation: Affordable All-Inclusive Water Purification Using Nanotechnology. A promise delivered for pure drinking water
Profile: T. Pradeep is a professor of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He earned his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science in 1991 and had post doctoral training at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley and Purdue University, West Lafayette. He held visiting positions at many leading universities and institutes in Asia & Europe. He is a recipient of several awards including the prestigious Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize and is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He has authored over 220 scientific papers in journals and is an inventor in over 15 patents. One of his technologies has been commercialized. He has given over 200 invited lectures. He is the author of the introductory textbook, Nano: The Essentials (McGraw-Hill) and is one of the authors of the monograph, Nanofluids (Wiley-Interscience). Prof. Pradeepís research interests are in nanomaterials, molecular surfaces, monolayers, ion-surface collisions, clusters, spectroscopy, electronic structure and instrumentation. His other interests include education, popularization of science and development of advanced teaching aids. He has authored a few popular science books too.