North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Dr. Sankar is the Director for the NSF- ERC-RMB. Author of > 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and papers, Sankar as PI, has generated > $60 million of research funding, organized and sponsored more than 25 international conferences/symposia and has given more than 35 Plenary/Keynote addresses around the globe this millennium. Some of Sankar’s recognitions include the “White House Millennium Researcher”, the “Order of Long Leaf Pine” the highest civilian honor by the Governor of NC, USA., “O. Max Gardner Award”- the highest honor from the UNC 17 institutions System - for the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race, Hind-Rattan Award on the eve of India’s Republic day, Fellow of AIMBE, NanoSMAT and NIA, NC/Triad Business Journal’s most influential (2009-2015), recognitions from ASME, ORNL/DoE etc, One of the first Distinguished University Professors at NCAT, Various editorial boards and State and National blue ribbon committees/Special addresses at major avenues such as the National Academies and, TV and news media numerous times including “Science Nation”.