Sanat Kumar is the Bykhovsky Professor of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University, where he was also Chair of the department ’10-’16. Before that he was a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (’02-’06) and at Pennsylvania State University (’88-’02). He obtained his degrees in Chemical Engineering, including his BTech at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India (’81) and MS (’84) and ScD (’87) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently an Associate Editor for Soft Matter, and is on the editorial board of Progress in Polymer Science and the Annual Reviews of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research interests are mainly on hybrid materials with a special focus on sustainability applications, e.g., creation of membranes for selective transport of gases, ions and water and in biomimetic materials.
Tentative Title: Grafted Nanoparticles Offer a Unique Suite of Properties Relevant to Sustainability Applications