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Dr. Amar Mohanty

Dr. Mohanty, Professor and Premier's Research Chair in Biomaterials and Transportation, is the Director of the Bioproducts Discovery & Development Centre (BDDC) at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is an international leader in the field of bioplastics, biobased materials and biorefinery with a focus in engineering new sustainable materials. He was the recipient of the Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award from the Forest Products Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He also received the prestigious Jim Hammer Memorial Service Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society in 2011. Dr. Mohanty has more than 800 publications to his credit including 380 peer-reviewed journal papers and 13 awarded US patents. Dr. Mohanty serves on the editorial board of five international journals, is the honorary Editor of the journal "Advanced Materials Letters" and is the "Editor-in-Chief" of the "Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy". He was the lead editor of the CRC book "Natural Fibers, Biopolymers and Biocomposites," Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, as well as for the American Scientific Publishers' book "Packaging Nanotechnology".

Summary of Research Impact: (380 peer-reviewed papers; 32,361 citations; H-Index: 82; i10-index: 323; 66 Patents awarded/applied)