Bhubaneswar: Eminent academician Prof Sanjay Nayak has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ravenshaw University by the Chancellor of Universities and Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal.
Prof Nayak, who is presently working as Director General(Chief Academic Officer),Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology, Chennai and has 34 years of expertise in Teaching, Research and Technical Consultancy.
Prof. Nayak holds dual Ph.D Degree, both in Science & Engineering, and also conferred with D.Sc Degree on “Advanced Thermoplastic Composites & Nanocomposites”. He has extensive post-doctoral research experience from many distinguished universities in diversified areas of Polymer Science Engineering & Technology.
Prof. Nayak has been a mentor, philosopher and guide to his group of faculties, scientists and Ph.D. scholars in all their ventures. He has mentored more than 50 scholars for Ph.D program and 75 students for their M.Tech / M.E thesis.
He is also the recipient of many awards. Few of them namely, ‘Distinguished Scientist Award’ in appreciation to his contribution to Polymer Science & Technology by Asian Polymer Association (APA), ‘Commendable Faculty Award’ for Research in Material Science & High Citation Index (as per Scopus) by Careers 360, National Awards for Technology Innovations in Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastics Processing Industry and FICCI Chemicals & Petrochemicals Award 2018 for Distinguished Contribution to Indian Plastics Industry in recognition of his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts over the years to the Indian Plastics Industry.
He has deliberated his thoughts in 35 books. Moreover, he has been actively contributing towards indigenous technology development through funded Research Projects and Consultancy Services to the industries.