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Dr. Mas Subramanian, ONAMI Signature Faculty Fellow and Milton Harris Professor of Materials Science at the Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, is being honored with the 2012 Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal. This medal is awarded exclusively to outstanding chemists of Indian origin who work outside of India. The medal will be presented to him during the 2012 CRSI 14th National Symposium in Chemistry to be held in early February in Trivandrum, India.
Dr. Subramanian is an internationally recognized expert on designing inorganic solid state functional materials, and was named the first ONAMI Signature Faculty Fellow in 2006.
Before joining OSU in 2006, Subramanian was a scientist at DuPont Central Research and Development. He has published nearly 300 papers in professional journals, which in turn received over 12,000 citations. His work yielded 54 patents that are in place or pending. In recognizing his outstanding contributions to science and various technologies, DuPont Company awarded him with prestigious Charles Pedersen Medal (named after Chemistry Nobel Laureate from DuPont) in 2004.
An expert in such fields as high temperature superconductivity, thermoelectrics, magnetoresistive materials, catalysis and solid-state dielectrics, Subramanian is continuing his work in the discovery and development of new materials. Recently, Subramanian’s group discovery of new intense color pigments at OSU received worldwide attention and is featured in popular press all over the world including New York Times.
Subramanian received a doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1982 and master’s and bachelor’s degree with honors at the University of Madras in India in 1977 and 1975 respectively.