Dr.   Sadhan   C.   Jana

Dr. Sadhan C. Jana

BF Goodrich Professor, School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
Associate Dean For Research, College of Engineering and Polymer Science
School of Polymer Science and 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

  • February 26, 2018 – present: Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Endowed Chair, School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  • April 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019: Chair, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
  • July 2007 – present: Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
  • Nov., 2004 – Aug., 2011: Chair, 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

  • Associate Dean For Research, College of Engineering and Polymer Science (September 2020-present)
  • Department Chair, Department of Polymer Engineering (2004 – 2011; 2015-2019)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Polymer Processing Society
  • Chair, New Technology Committee, Society of Plastics Engineers (2011-2013)
  • Chair, Education Award Committee, Society of Plastics Engineers (2011-2018)
  • Chair, Co-operative Research Award Committee, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Division, American Chemical Society (2011-present)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Engineering Properties and Structures Division, Society of Plastics Engineers (2009-2010)
  • Chair, National Polymer Innovation Center Building Committee (2007-2010)

Editorial Activities

  • Executive Editor, Society of Plastics Engineers Journals: Polymer Engineering & Science, Polymer Composites, Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology, published by Wiley (October 1, 2019-present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Polymer Engineering & Science Journal, published by Wiley (October 1, 2019-present)
  • Associate Editor, Polymer Engineering & Science, Society of Plastics Engineers journal, published by Wiley (2009-2019)
  • Associate Editor, Polímeros: Ciência e Tecnologia, published by Brazilian Polymer Association (2018-2019)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Polymer Engineering
  • Editorial Board, Polymers for Advanced Technology
  • Editorial Board, Defense Science Journal, DRDO, India (2015-2016)
  • 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 (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

  • 2017 Prof. N.R.Kamath & Mrs Ruzena Kamath Memorial Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference (CHEMCON 2017), Haldia, India
  • 2017 George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Research and Teaching, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
  • 2017 Inaugural S.R. Palit Memorial Lecture, Society of Polymer Science India, MACRO 2017, Trivandrum, India
  • 2014 Honored Service Member, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • 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)