The Padture Group, Brown




Prof. Nitin P. Padture, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Molecular & Nanoscale Innovation
Professor, School of Engineering, Brown University
184 Hope Street, Box D, B&H 608
Providence, RI 02912
Ph.: (401)863-2859 FAX: (401)863-9025
[email protected]

Biographical Sketch (CV)

Nitin P. Padture joined Brown University in January 2012 as Professor in the School of Engineering, and he served as Director of Brown’s Center for Advanced Materials Research (CAMR) until December 2013.  He was appointed Director of Brown’s Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation  (IMNI) in January 2014.  Previously Padture was College of Engineering Distinguished Professor at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, and also the founding Director of the NSF-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at OSU.  He received B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1985), M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University (1987), and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Lehigh University (1991). Padture was a postdoctoral fellow at NIST (Gaithersburg, MD) for about 3 years, before joining the University of Connecticut (UConn, Storrs) faculty in January 1995 as Assistant Professor.  He became Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2003.  Padture served as Interim Department Head at UConn for one year before moving to OSU in January 2005.

Padture's research and teaching interests are in advanced ceramics and nanomaterials.  His research has been funded by NSF, ONR, DoE, AFOSR, DARPA, Government of Spain, State of Ohio, and industry. Padture has published over 130 refereed-journal papers, which have been cited over 8,000 times (Google Scholarh-index 47).  He is a co-inventor on 4 patents, and he has delivered over 160 invited/keynote/plenary talks in the US and abroad.


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