AMD adds world leading academic to its Advisory Panel

Prof Pulickel Ajayan

AMD is delighted to have Professor Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas, to be on its advisory panel. Prof Ajayan holds joint appointments in the Departments of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Chemistry.

Ajayan is a pioneer in the field of carbon nanotubes and was involved in the early work on the topic along with the NEC group. He has published one book and more than a thousand journal papers with more than 170,000 citations and an h-index of 196 (google scholar). His awards include Spiers Memorial Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry London, the Senior Humboldt Prize, MRS Medal, Nanosmat Prize and the Lifetime Achievement Nanotechnology Award, Houston Technology Center, Houston. He is on the advisory editorial board of several materials science and nanotechnology journals and on the boards of several nanotech companies. He has also been elected to the US National Academy of Inventors.

John Lee, Chief Executive Officer of AMD, said: "It's tremendous to have Ajayan join us on the AMD advisory panel. This appointment will serve to catalyse AMD’s intentions in the US and enable cross-collaboration between our UK research teams with the tremendous resources and experience of the Rice University team in Houston. We look forward to revealing more of these exciting plans in fields such as energy storage and harvesting, functional coatings and sensor technologies as the relationship develops.”

Professor Ajayan, said: "It is an honour to be part of the advisory board of AMD and I look forward to developing new interactions and technologies in collaboration with the AMD team in the future.”


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