Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur

Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, USA


Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur has been working as Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, United States, since September 2013. His former appointments include being a Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU-Taiwan. His research interests include the synthesis and processing of biobased polymers, nanomaterials, polymer micro/nanocomposites, nanoelectronic materials, novel high dielectric constant materials, electrochromic materials for energy storage, green synthesis of nanomaterials, and surface functionalization of polymers/nanomaterials. He did his Post Doctorate in Materials Science at Iowa State University USA and his Ph.D. in polymer science (2009) at the National Institute of Technology. In his academic carrier, he has published more than 80 scientific journal research articles in the field of polymers/materials science and holds one United States patent. He has also published 24 books and 35 five book chapters on the advanced state-of-the-art of polymers/materials science with numerous publishers. He is an editorial board member of several international journals and also is member of scientific bodies around the world. In addition to being on the editorial board of journals, he also serves as the Regional Editor for “Recent Patents on Materials Science”, Guest Editor for the Journal of Nanomaterials, International Journal of Polymer Science, Journal of Chemistry, and American Journal of Applied Chemistry.

Research Interest

Materials Engineering, nanomaterials, and surface functionalization of polymers/nanomaterials