Abdul Majeed Azad
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Toledo, USA
Dr. Azad served as the Chair of Technical Committee of the 12th International Conference on Chemical Sensors (IMCS-12) in 2008 that drew about 330 participants from more than 30 countries. He served as the Chair of the NW Ohio/Michigan chapter of the American Ceramic Society during 2004-2005 and helped revive the prestigious Toledo Glass and Ceramics Award. He serves as one of the co-chairs of the Emissions 2011 organized by the Global Automotive Management Council (GMAC) in Ann Arbor, MI, and a co-organizer of the annual Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) Conference and Exhibition since 2007. He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (Inderscience) and Journal of Nanoenginering and Nanomanufacturing (American Scientific Publishers) and serves as an Associate Editor for Reviews in Advance Sciences and Engineering (American Scientific Publishers). Dr. Azad is the recipient of the NASA Tech Brief’s Nano50 Award in 2007, University of Toledo’s Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award in 2009 and College of Engineering’s Faculty Excellence Award in 2010. He is also the recipient of the 2010-11 Fulbright Distinguished Chair award in Alternative Energy Technology at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has received research funding from agencies such as Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, The United States Army, NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio Department of Development, Edison Materials Technology Center, as well as from number of industries (Catacel Inc., Essential Research Inc., First Power LLC, Total Compliance LLC, DePuy Spine, etc.). Dr. Azad has published more than 130 technical papers and holds 3 patents.
Development and exploitation of nanostructures in oxide ceramic systems for their application in diverse areas of catalysis for hydrogen generation from fossil and non-fossil resources, carbon dioxide mitigation via beneficiation, carbon dioxide sequestration via chemical looping, gas sensing and orthopedic biomaterials.