Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar Honored

by Mary Martialay on February 1, 2019

Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar, the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering in the Rensselaer Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, has been awarded the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Distinguished Alumni Award.

Koratkar’s research is positioned at the intersections of nanotechnology, energy, and sustainability. His research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanoscale materials, such as graphene, phosphorene, carbon nanotubes, transition metal dichalcogenides, as well as metal and silicon nanostructures. He is studying the fundamental mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic, and optical properties of these one- and two-dimensional materials and developing a variety of composites, coatings, and device applications using these low-dimensional materials.

According to IIT Bombay “students graduating from the institute are of the highest caliber, who have reached positions of eminence in industry, business, public sector, academic and research institutions, or as entrepreneurs. The institute had long felt the need to recognize the alumni of IIT Bombay who have distinguished themselves in their field of work and done the institute proud.”