Pratibha L. Gai - Yorkshire Forward Professor of Electron Microscopy and Nanotechnology, Co-Director of the York JEOL Nanocentre, University of York.

"Pratibha L. Gai, Yorkshire Forward Professor of Electron Microscopy and Nanotechnology, Co-Director of the York JEOL Nanocentre, University of York.

Pratibha L. Gai is Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Professor in the Department of Physics, JEOL and Yorkshire Forward Chair of Electron Microscopy and Nanotechnology and Co-Director of the Nanoscience Centre at the University of York, U.K. After graduating with a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge, she founded and became Head of the Surface Reactions Group in the Department of Materials, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She subsequently held positions as Research Fellow (a rare honor) at DuPont, USA and concurrently as an adjunct Professor of Materials Science at the University of Delaware, USA, before moving to York. At Oxford, she was awarded the Royal Society’s Paul instrument fund award, Science and Engineering Research Council and BP awards to develop in situ electron microscopy (EM) to directly probe catalytic materials under reaction conditions. She has pioneered the development of atomic resolution-in situ environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM) to witness catalysts in action at atomic level, enabling the human eye to watch atoms work. This research has led to novel nanomaterials and process developments. She received the DuPont Global Engineering Excellence award for the invention of commercial ceramic nanocoating technology for new polymers and plastics and the Metaserv EM grand prize by the Institution of Metallurgists. She has published over 220 papers, 9 books, patents including novel nanomaterials for fiber technology, polymers, hydrogen energy and climate control. She has served on editorial boards of journals, and review committees of U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and American Chemical Society (PRF). She has presented over 100 keynote lectures internationally. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of Royal Microscopical Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry."

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Yorkshire Forward Professor of Electron Microscopy and Nanotechnology, Co-Director of the York JEOL Nanocentre, University of York.

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