Effective January 2012, Dr. Padture now holds a position at Brown University where he serves as Professor in the School of Engineering.
Prof. Nitin P. Padture, Ph.D.
School of Engineering Brown University
184 Hope Street, Box D, B&H 608
Providence, RI 02912
Dr. Padture's Brown University Research Page
Prof. Nitin P. Padture received a B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1985), a M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University (1987), and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University (1991). He worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 3 years before joining the University of Connecticut faculty in 1995 as an Assistant Professor. Prof. Padture was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and Professor in 1998 and 2003, respectively, and he served as the Interim Department Head for 1 year (2003-04). Prof. Padture spent 6 months as a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001. He joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University as Professor in January 2005, and was named College of Engineering Distinguished Professor in January 2009. He is also a Professor (by courtesy) in the Department of Physics. Padture is the founding Director of the Center for Emergent Materials, a NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
Prof. Padture's research interests are in the areas of: (i) tailoring of advanced ceramics, composites, and coatings for mechanical, thermal, optical properties; (ii) synthesis, characterization, device fabrication, and properties of 1-D and 2-D functional nanomaterials; and (iii) nanoscale phenomena in oxides: chemical-sensing, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, magnetoelectronic, and photovoltaic. His research has been supported by: NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DoE, NavAir, DARPA, State of Ohio, Government of Spain, and industry.
Over the past 20 years Prof. Padture has published over 115 journal papers and 4 patents, and he has attained an ISI h-Index of 35 (35 publications with at least 35 citations each). He has also presented over 140 invited/keynote talks in the US and abroad, including talks at the NSF Workshop on Fundamental Research Needs in Ceramics (1997), the Ceramics Gordon Research Conference (2001), ICMAT 2005 Singapore (2005), Fulrath Symposium MS&T '07 (2007), and EUROMAT '09 (2009).
A Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Padture is the recipient of the Roland B. Snow Award (1990), the Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars (1999), and the Richard M. Fulrath Award (2007) from that Society. He also received the ONR Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (1996), the Olin Junior Faculty Development Award from the Olin Corporation (1998), and the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the UConn School of Engineering (1998). He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2009.