The Pennsylvania State University

The Sen Group

Nanotechnology, nanomotor, and nanopump research at Penn State

Dr. Ayusman Sen

Ayusman Sen

asen@psu.edu

Education:

1970: B.Sc. (Honours), University of Calcutta, India
1973: M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
1978: Ph.D., University of Chicago, USA

Career:

1978-79: Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, USA
1979-84: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1984-89: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1989-10: Professor of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, USA
2004-09: Head, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, USA
2010- : Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Selected Honors and Fellowships:

1967-74: National Science Talent Search Scholarship, Government of India
1982-84: Young Investigator Award, Chevron Research Company
1984-88: Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
1987-88: Paul J. Flory Sabbatical Award, IBM
1993: Imperial Oil Distinguished Lecturer, University of Toronto
1999-00: Iberdrola Visiting Professor, University of Valladolid, Spain
2000: Keynote Speaker IUPAC International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry,                         Shanghai, China
2002: Gerhard Closs Lecturer, University of Chicago
2003: Faculty Scholar Medal, Pennsylvania State University
2005: Plenary Lecture, Volkswagen Conference on Nanotechnology in Science, Economy, and Society, Marburg, Germany
2005: Coochbehar Professorship, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata,                 India
2005: Plenary Lecture, IUPAC Workshop on Advanced Materials, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2005: Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2008: Plenary Lecturer, International Workshop on Defining Issues in Biofuels R&D, Italy
2009: Invited Distinguished Scientist, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
2010: Adjunct Professor, International Centre for Materials Science, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre               for Advanced Scientific Research, India
2010: Plenary Lecturer, Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Spain
2011: Medal, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI): News Coverage
2011: Member, Advisory Committee: Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
2012: S. R. Palit Memorial Lecture, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
2013: Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
2015: Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
2017: Langmuir Lecture, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, India

Student Honors:

1997: Student Award, International Precious Metal Institute (to Smita Kacker)
2000: Student Award, International Precious Metal Institute (to April Hennis)
2002: Student Award, International Precious Metal Institute (to Joseph Remias)
2005: Young Investigator Award, American Chemical Society: Division of Inorganic Chemistry (to Walter Paxton)
2006: Rustum and Della Roy Innovation In Materials Research Award (to Walter Paxton)
2013: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to Isamar Ortiz)
2014: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to Lyanne Valdez)
2014: Baxter Young Investigator (to Vinita Yadav)
2015: Delania and Sukhi Jolly Thesis Prize by Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (to Arjun Agrawal)
2015: Douglas G. and Regina C. Evans Award for Research Achievement (to Arjun Agrawal)
2016: Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to Alicia Altemose)
2016: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to Allan Brooks)

Research Interests:

Synthetic and mechanistic organotransition metal chemistry; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; environmental chemistry; polymer chemistry; energy; nanotechnology.