Prof. Chandra S. Sharma
Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. Dr. Sharma has obtained his PhD in 2010 from IIT Kanpur under the supervision of Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, in the area of carbon based multiscale micro- and nano-structures and subsequently joined IIT Hyderabad. His research interests are Carbon based hierarchical materials, Nature inspired polymer functional surfaces, Electrospun polymer and carbon nanofibers and Carbon-MEMS. He has received several awards, including the NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2017), SERB Indo-Us Fellowship (2016), IEI Young Engineer Award (2016), DST Inspire Faculty Award (2015), DST Young Scientist Award (2015), INAE Innovative Project Award (2011), Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (2014 & 2015) and IITK Excellence Award for Social Service. He is the recipient of DST Swarnajayanti Fellowship, 2020. Dr. Sharma has chaired Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) and is currently serving as Dean R&D in IIT Hyderabad. Dr. Sharma has more than 100 peer reviewed publications with more than 3000 citations in reputed international journals, including Carbon, Langmuir, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Small and Electrochimica Acta. Dr. Sharma has also incubated a start-up company, M/s Restyro Technologies Pvt. Ltd. to commercialize some of the technologies developed in his lab including recycling of polystyrene waste using orange peel and based feminine sanitary napkins. Both of these innovations has won several Gold Medals at International level.