Dr. Sadhan C. Jana


 Dr.   Sadhan   C.   Jana

Dr. Sadhan C. Jana

Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering
Phone: 330-972-8293
Email: janas@uakron.edu



Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1993
  • M.Tech., Chemical Engineering, IIT- Kanpur, India, 1988
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta, India, 1986

Academic Positions

  • November, 2004 - August 2011: Chair, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
  • July 2007 - present: Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
  • July 2004 - June 2007: Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
  • Aug. 1998 - July 2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
  • Fall 1994: Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, City University of New York
  • Spring 1993: Instructor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University.

Research Interests

Administrative Experience

  • Department Chair, Department of Polymer Engineering (2004 – 2011)
  • Chair, New Technology Committee, Society of Plastics Engineers (2011-2013)
  • Chair, Education Award Committee, Society of Plastics Engineers (2011-2012)
  • Chair, Co-operative Research Award Committee, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Division, American Chemical Society (2011-2013)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Engineering Properties and Structures Division, Society of Plastics Engineers (2009-2010)
  • Chair, National Polymer Innovation Center Building Committee (2007-2010)
  • Chair and Chair-elect, Board of Directors, Engineering Properties and Structures Division, Society of Plastics Engineers (2008-2009; 2009-2010)
  • Chair of Graduate Admission Committee (2002-2004), Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
  • Chair, Awards Committee, Engineering Properties and Structures Division, Society of Plastics Engineers (2005-2008)
  • Vice Chair, New Technology Committee, Society of Plastics Engineers (2009-2010)

Editorial Activities

  • Associate Editor, Polymer Engineering & Science, Society of Plastics Engineers journal, published by Wiley
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Polymer Science
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Plastic Film & Sheeting
  • Review Board, Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Editor (G. Mago, D. Kalyon, and F. Fisher coeditors) Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications, special issue, published by Journal of Nanomaterials, 2010
  • Editor (G. Mago, and D. Kalyon coeditors), Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications, special issue, to be published by Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012
  • Editor (Jie Feng coeditor) Biocomposites: Mechanical Properties and Biomedical Applications to be published by CRC Press, a Taylor and Francis Company
  • Editor (R. Gupta and A.Ray coeditors), Polymer Engineering & Science, October 2011 special issue in honor of Santosh K. Gupta

Biographical Listing

  • WHO’S WHO in America
  • WHO’S WHO in the World
  • WHO’S WHO in American Education
  • WHO’S WHO in Science and Engineering
  • WHO’S WHO in Plastics and Polymers

Awards and Honors

  • 2011 William C. Zekan Memorial Award, Akron Section, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • 2011 Excellence in Education, featured in December 2011 issue of Ohio Magazine
  • Honorary Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Bogota, September 2010
  • 2010 Education Award, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Elected Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers, May 2008
  • Mentor of the Year Award, University of Akron, 2007
  • Perkin Elmer Award (with graduate student S. Gunes), Composites Division, Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC 2006
  • CHEMCON Distinguished Speaker Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, IIT Delhi, India, 2005
  • CNR Rao Medal, CHEMCON 2005, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, IIT Delhi, India, 2005
  • Mentor of the Year Award, University of Akron, 2005
  • Best Paper Award, Composites Division, Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC 2005
  • Board Member, Engineering Properties Division (EPSDIV), Society of Plastics Engineers, 2005 – present
  • Member, Committee on New Technology, Society of Plastics Engineers, 2007 – present
  • NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA Glenn Research Center, 1999, 2005
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2002)
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, University of Calcutta (2001)
  • Gold Medal, University of Calcutta (1986)
  • National Merit Scholar-Government of India (1977)

Faculty Profile [PDF]

http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/documents/faculty-profiles/FacultyProfile-Jana.pdf

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