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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.


Prof. Dr. Sanjay Mathur
Geschäftsführender Direktor

Institut für Anorganische Chemie
Universität zu Köln
Greinstr. 6
50939 Köln

Tel.: 0221 470-4107
Fax: 0221 470-4899
E-Mail: Opens window for sending emailsanjay.mathur(at)uni-koeln.de
Skype Name: mathur-uniko

Research Areas

  • Scaled-up Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Assembly and Architectures
  • Large Area Nanostructured Functional Coatings
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition, Sol-­Gel and Hydrothermal Techniques
  • Growth and Patterning of One-Dimensional Nanostructures
  • Molecular Precursors with Tunable Composition and Functionality
  • Printable Nanostructures for Photovoltaic and Battery Applications
  • Bioactive and Biocompatible Nanostructured Surfaces and Nanotoxicity
  • Nanodevices: Gas, Photo and Bio-­Chemical Sensors

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