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Chair of Inorganics and Materials Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Mathur

Sanjay Mathur is the Director of the Institute of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. His research interests focus on various facets of chemical nanotechnologies with thrust on molecular routes to functional nanostructures for diversified applications ranging from biocompatible materials, nanotoxicology studies, engineered surfaces and new materials and devices for energy applications. He holds five patents and has authored/ co-authored over 200 original research publications and book chapters. He is a Titular Member of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) and a member of the ISO Technical Committee 229 on Nanotechnologies. He serves as Associate Editors for International Journal of Applied Ceramics Technology, International Journal of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials. He is also on the Editorial Boards of journals Ceramics International, International Journal of Nanotechnology, Materials, Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology, Journal of Electroceramics and NanoEnergy.

Prof. Mathur currently serves as the Chair of Engineering Ceramics Division of the American Ceramic Society. He is an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics. He serves as the “International Ambassador” of the University of Cologne.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Federation of German Materials Science (DGM) and also serves on the Advisory Committees of a number of international societies, and research institutions. He is also on the Board of the German Chemical Industries Network CHEMCOLOGNE and an appointed member of the Technical Advisory Board of the global company Henkel. He had organized several international and national conferences and Symposia. He has got several awards including the fellowships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, IUPAC’s Young Observer and the stipend of the Federation of German Chemical Industries for excellence in research. He was an ASM International-Indian Institute of Materials (ASM-IIM) visiting lecturer for 2009. He was given the Global Star Award (2010) of the ECD of American Ceramic Society. He holds Visiting Professorships at the Central South University, China and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), India.

Employment: Academia /Industrial

since 2008Chair of Inorganic & Materials Chemistry, University of Cologne (Germany)
2006-2008Professor of Chemistry, Würzburg University, Würzburg (Germany)
2002-2008Head, CVD Division, Opens external link in new windowInstitute of New Materials, Saarbru?cken (Germany)
1999-2002Senior Scientist, Opens external link in new windowInstitute of Inorganic Chemistry, Saarland University, Saarbru?cken (Germany)
1996-1999Research Scientist at the Opens external link in new windowInstitute of Inorganic Chemistry, Saarland University, Saarbru?cken (Germany)
1994-1996Opens external link in new windowAlexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Opens external link in new windowInstitute of Inorganic Chemistry, Saarland University, Saarbru?cken.
1993-1994Research and Development Executive in Opens external link in new windowPanacea Pharmaceuticals Limited, New Delhi (India)
1987-1988Director, Coaching Institute for Graduate Students (over 150)

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Education

2004Habilitation, "Chemical Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials", Opens external link in new windowSaarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
1993 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.), Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Laboratories, Opens external link in new windowUniversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India)
1989Master of Philosophy (M. Phil), Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Opens external link in new windowVikram University, Ujjain (India)
1988Master of Science (M. Sc.), Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Opens external link in new windowVikram University, Ujjain (India)

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Awards, Scholarships and Prizes

2011Academician, Opens external link in new windowWorld Academy of Ceramics
2011Visiting Professorship, Opens external link in new windowNational Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar (Odisha, India)
2010Visiting Professorship, Central South University, Changsha (China)
2010Global Star Award of the ECD of Opens external link in new windowAmerican Ceramic Society
2009Lectureship ASM International-­Indian Institute of Materials (ASM-­IIM)
2009Research Award of the Opens external link in new windowIndustry & Chamber of Commerce, Schweinfurt (Germany)
2005INOLEC Lecture Award, Opens external link in new windowUniversity of Brno, Brno (Czech Republic)
2005Research Award of the Opens external link in new windowFederation of German Chemical Industries (VCI)
2002First Prize for the Best Technical Presentation in the Opens external link in new windowAmerican Ceramic
Society
Meeting, Advanced Ceramics for the New Millenium, Florida (USA)
2003Young Observer Prize of the Opens external link in new windowInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) 
1994-1996Fellowship of the Opens external link in new windowAlexander von Humboldt Foundation for
advanced studies at the Opens external link in new windowSaarland University, Saarbrücken (Germany)
1988-1992Scholarships of the Opens external link in new windowCouncil for Industrial Research (India) for performing
doctoral and post-­doctoral research

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Professional Affiliations and Community Service

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