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

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)

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