Prof Seeram RAMAKRISHNAFREng, Everest Chair

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair is among the top three impactful authors at the National University of Singapore, NUS. He is the Chair of Circular Economy Taskforce.

He is a member of Enterprise Singapore’s and ISO’s Committees on ISO/TC323 Circular Economy and WG3 on Circularity.

He also the Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing TC at the Institution of Engineers Singapore; and a member of standards committee of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

He is an advisor to the National Environmental Agency’s CESS events.

European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all” in his foreword for the Springer Nature book on Circular Economy (ISBN: 978-981-15-8509-8).

He is a member of UNESCO’s Global Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 2030 Agenda (EGU2030).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer NATURE Journal Materials Circular Economy – Sustainability.

He teaches ME6501 Materials and Sustainability course.

He also mentors Integrated Sustainable Design ISD5102 project students.  He is an opinion contributor to the Springer Nature Sustainability Community.

Microsoft Academic ranked him among the top 25 authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide based on H-index.

He is named among the World’s Most Influential Minds (Thomson Reuters), and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate Analytics).

He is an Impact Speaker at Canada University of Toronto’s Low Carbon Renewable Materials Center.

He is a judge for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for the Global Prosperity.

He advises technology companies with sustainability vision such as TRIA, CeEntek , Green Li-Ion and InfraPrime.

He is a Vice-President of Asian Polymer Association.

He researches low-carbon materials as well as intelligent materials.

His senior academic leadership roles include NUS University Vice-President (Research Strategy); Dean of NUS Faculty of Engineering; Director of NUS Enterprise; and Founding Chairman of Solar Energy Institute of Singapore.

He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology.

He received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK; and The TGMP from the Harvard University, USA.

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