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About Dr. Jag Sankar

Distinguished University Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering and White House Millennium Researcher

North Carolina A & T State University

Dr. Sankar has led efforts over the past 27 years to develop high-profile, internationally recognized, advanced materials and nanotechnology activities at NC A&T State University (NCAT) and build the research capacity and physical infrastructure for NCAT to become a key player in federally funded research. He serves as director of the Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, director and principal investigator for the Navy Center for Nanoscience and Nanomaterials, and site coordinator for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. Also under his leadership, NCAT was chosen in 2008 to house the NSF’s Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials. The author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scientific papers, Dr. Sankar has generated more than $45 Million of competitive research funding for NCAT, filed ten patent and invention disclosures, and organized many international conferences and symposiums. Dr. Sankar’s recognitions include the 2010-O. Max Gardner Award, the highest honor from the UNC 17-institution System, given for the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race. PBS-TV-NC http://flash.unctv.org/ncnow/ncn_omax_jsankar_041210.html
Dr. Sankar is one of the first Distinguished University Professors at NCAT, White House Millennium Researcher title from the Department of Education, 2004 AAAS Mentor Award, ORNL/DoE recognition, Best Teacher, Highest Researcher Award, recognitions from ASME, etc. The Business Journal of the Greater Triad area recognized him as “one of the most influential persons” for 2009, 2010 and again for 2011 in the Greater Triad Region, NC. He has served in various Blue ribbon panels at different levels including NC Governor’s task force on Nanotechnology for NC Economy and NC Bio/ medical devices and at various high profile reviewing capacities at NSF and other organizations including STPI/White House.

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