Whittingham International Energy Award

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Dr. Vasant Kumar

Vasant Kumar

Professor Kumar has obtained his PhD from McMaster University, Canada and B.Tech (Hons) from IIT-Bombay in Materials Science & Metallurgy. He is the Head of Materials Chemistry Group and a Fellow of Trinity Hall in University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), The Institute of Energy (UK), a Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials (Sweden) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy (UK). His research has helped advance new knowledge in materials chemistry with innovations in sensors, batteries, fuel cells, electrolytic cells and photocatalysis. He has supervised over 45+ PhD students, 45+ post-doctoral researchers, 20+ visiting students and hosted 15+ visiting professors. He is Honorary/Adjunct Professor in 6 overseas Universities (2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2021 and 2022). Has received Honorary Engineering Degree in University of Malaysia (2011), Kroll Medal from IOM3 for translating research into industrial applications (2014). He is the Editor-in-Chief of IOM3 journal, "Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy" from 2004 and a Board Member of IOM3's Technical Division, a Board Member of IOM3's Technical Division, Advisory Board Member of TECHMET Ltd, London, and Korea National Lithium Research Centre operating in the lithium battery- supply chain. Many of his research has led to licenses and industrial practices and he has helped found four start-up companies commercialising some of his inventions.

Full biography: https://www.flogen.org/sips2023/pdfs/Vasant_Kumar_Bio.pdf

Dr. Athan Fox receiving the Whittingham International Energy Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli on behalf of Dr. Vasant Kumar at FLOGEN SIPS 2023

Dr. Stanley Whittingham congratulating Dr. Athan Fox on behalf of Dr. Vasant Kumar during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Dr. Athan Fox delivering an acceptance speech on behalf of Dr. Vasant Kumar during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony