Prof. Ajay Kumar MishraAcademy of Nanotechnology and Waste Water Innovations
Johannesburg, South Africa
Research School of Polymer Materials
Speech Title: Nanocomposites for Water research innovations
Abstract: Nanocomposites are easy to be prepared and considered as promising and green materials. Environmental sustainability has been highest priority by researchers across the globe therefore it is highly essential to prepare low cost, green and eco-friendly materials. It is evident that small addition of the nano size fillers dramatically increase the materials properties. Green nanocomposites usually fabricated by combination of nanomaterials with either natural materials such as biopolymers or derived through green source, are the new trend in the remediation of environmental problems. Green nanocomposites have advanced characteristics of excellent adsorption properties. Green nanocomposites minimized the exposure of metal to the environment what enables special recognition owing to their advanced properties over conventional adsorbents. Various types of functionalized nanomaterials have been developed in the virtue of anchoring specific functional groups on their surface modification. The current talk will be focused on various nanocomposites for the remediation of the various pollutants from waste water.
Biography: Ajay Kumar Mishra (MSc, MPhil, PhD, CSci, FRSC) is Director at Academy of Nanotechnology and Waste Water Innovations, South Africa and Adjunct Professor at Jiangsu University, China. I have worked as Professor at University of South Africa, Florida Science Campus, South Africa. Prof Mishra recently recognised as “Fellow member” and “Chartered Scientist” by Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Prof AK Mishra research interest involves in the broader areas of Nanoscience/Nanotechnology; Materials Science; Polymers; Composite/Nanocomposites; Photocatalysts and Water Research. He is also actively involved in the area of nanotechnology towards the development of smart materials for various applications in the field of materials science and water research. He supervises students involved in the nanotechnology and water treatment research in projects involving organic, inorganic pollutants from both synthetic and waste water solutions. His research focuses aims at developing a protocol which may lead to developing a technology which may be utilized for industrial purposes. He has delivered a number of including Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. For his outstanding research profile, he was awarded a number of international awards. Prof. Mishra also served as Associate Editor as well as member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed international journals. He has edited several books by the renowned publishers and also reviewer of many international journals. He is serving as member advisory board of a number of international scientific societies, conferences and workshops.