|Prof. G. U. Kulkarni
Director, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS)
Professor (on lien), Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research (JNCASR)
Dr. G. U. Kulkarni is the Director of Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore and is a Professor (on lien) at Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research (JNCASR). He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Science in 1992 and has held visiting/adjunct positions at Cardiff, Tokyo, TASC-INFM, Trieste; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa; Purdue etc. His research interests are focused on new strategies in synthesis of nanomaterials, nanopatterning and nanodevice fabrication including of molecular systems. His recipes emphasize the importance of simple design, near ambient working conditions, solution based processing as well as low cost instrumentation. His group strives to translate nanoresearch findings into affordable technologies.
Dr. Kulkarni has published over 265 research articles and secured several national and international patents. He has contributed to 13 books and coauthored a book on Nanocrystals. He has to his credit, Sir C. V. Raman Young Scientist award, the MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity and Materials Science Annual Prize, Bangalore Nano National Award, among others and Prof. C.N.R. Rao Science award, recently. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences and Asia Pacific Academy of Materials.