About the Director

Dr. Mohanty Headshot

 Amar K. Mohanty, PhD, Fellow RSC (Canada), Fellow AIChE, Fellow SPE, Fellow RSC (UK)

 Director, Bioproducts Discovery & Development Centre (BDDC)
 Professor & OAC Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials 
 University Research Leadership Chair
 Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Composites, Composites Part C - Open Access

 Prof. Mohanty's Research Gate profile can be found here. (October 1, 2020)
 Research Gate Score: 47.15

 Prof. Mohanty's Google Scholar profile can be found here. (October 1, 2020)
 Citations: 35,310
 h-index: 83
 i10-index: 341

 

 

 

Brief Bio

Prof. Amar Mohanty, is a Full Professor and OAC Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials. He is the Director of the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre & University Research Leadership Chair Professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

He is an international leader in the field of bioplastic, biobased materials with a focus in engineering new sustainable materials. He is a highly cited researcher with more than 800 publications to his credit, including 401 peer-reviewed journal papers, and 66 Patents (awarded/applied). 

Prof. Mohanty received many awards, including the (I) Lifetime Achievement Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS), USA; (II) Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); (III) Jim Hammar Memorial Service Award from BEPS; (IV) OAC Alumni Distinguished Researcher Award (V) JL White Innovation Award from the Polymer Processing Society (PPS). He was the holder of the Ontario Premier's Research Chair in Biomaterial and Transportation and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He received the TOP RESEARCHER AWARD in 2019 – “the Synergy Award for Innovation” from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

He is a fellow of: (I) Royal Society of Canada (II) American Institute of Chemical Engineers, (III) Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) & (IV)  Society of Plastic Engineers.

Prof Mohanty is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Composites, Composites Part C -Open Access; an ELSEVIER journal.


Honours & Awards

Honours & Awards

2020 – Present Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Canada
2020 – Present OAC Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials, University of Guelph, Canada
2020 JL White Innovation Award, Polymer Processing Society, USA
2019 OAC Alumni Distinguished Researcher Award, University of Guelph, Canada
2019 – Present Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2019 – Present Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers, USA
2018 – Present Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, USA.
2018 NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
2017 – Present Research Leadership Chair Award, University of Guelph, Canada
2017 Highly Prolific Author, American Chemical Society (ACS) Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, USA
2017 Featured Canadian Author, Selected for ACS Publications Open Access Virtual Issue “Hot Materials in a Cool Country” - articles authored by Canadians to celebrate the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference
2016

 

University of Guelph’s Innovation of the Year Award, Canada.

For the creation of the 100% Compostable Bio-composite Resin; additional awards for this innovation at: http://purpod100.com/awards/

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, USA
2012 “Gold Medal” and Certificate, International Conference on Composites Interfaces, (Interface21).
2011 Jim Hammar Memorial Service Award, BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, USA
2011 – 2015 Jim Hammar Memorial Service Award, BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, USA
2008 – 2020 Premier’s Research Chair in Biomaterials & Transportation, University of Guelph, Canada (Endowed Research Chair awarded for 12 years)
2006 Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, USA
1998 – 1999 Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, AvH Foundation, Germany