Dr. Misra is a Professor in the School of Engineering and holds a joint appointment in the Dept. of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. Dr. Misra’s current research focuses primarily on novel bio-based composites/nanocomposite from agricultural and forestry resources for the sustainable bio-economy targeting the development of bio-based and eco-friendly alternatives to the existing petroleum-based products. She has authored more than 500 publications, including 305 peer-reviewed journal papers, 266 conference presentations/abstracts/papers, 5 edited books, 22 book chapters, and 42 patents granted and applied worldwide, related to 22 inventions. She was an editor of the CRC Press volume, “Natural Fibers, Biopolymers and Biocomposites,” Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL (2005); American Scientific Publishers volume “Packaging Nanotechnology”, Valencia, California (2009); “Polymer Nanocomposites”, Springer (2014) and “Fiber Technology for Fiber-Reinforced Composites”, Woodhead Publishing (2017). She was the chief editor of “Biocomposites: Design and Mechanical Performance” Woodhead Publishing (2015). Dr. Misra was the 2009 President of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS). She is one of the Associate Editors of the journal “Advanced Science Letters” and serves in the editorial board of “Journal of Applied Polymer Science”. In 2012, Dr. Misra received the prestigious “Jim Hammar Memorial Award” in Texas, USA from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society and University of Guelph’s Innovation of the year award in 2016 for the involvement in developing the “compostable single-serve coffee pods”. In 2017, Dr. Misra received AIChE’s (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Andrew Chase Division Award in Chemical Engineering for the Forests Bioproducts Division.
- Total citations: 24,325; h-index: 71; i10-index: 267 (ref. Google Scholar, July 13, 2018).
- ResearchGate (RG) Score: 45.61 (higher than 97.5% of ResearchGate members') (ref. ResearchGate, July 13, 2018).