Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and a professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal, and Sukumar Maithy award. His groundbreaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological, and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. He has published over 1000 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 135 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 3 patents. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 103 and has more than 52,000 citations. He has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has established a state of the art laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi University in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology through external funding form DST, CSIR, UGC, DBT, DRDO, AICTE, ISRO, TWAS, KSCSTE, BRNS, UGC-DAE, Du Pont, USA, General Cables, USA, Surface Treat Czech Republic, Apollo Tyres. He has several international collaborative projects with a large number of countries abroad. He has already supervised 107 Ph.D. theses. The former co-workers of Prof. Thomas occupy leading positions in India and abroad.