Giridhar Madras is a professor of chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His research interests are in the area of reaction engineering applied to polymers, supercritical fluids, and catalysis. He has made fundamental contributions in the area of adsorption and reactions in supercritical fluids, catalysts for both environmental and energy applications, polymer nanocomposites for various applications.
Giridhar Madras received his masters degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras in 1990. He subsequently obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, USA, in 1994. Afterwards, he worked as a Researcher in the University of California at Davis, USA. He returned to India as an Assistant Professor of chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Since 2007, he has been a Full Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department. He received the Scopus Young Scientist Award from Elsevier for being the most cited young author in the field of engineering and was awarded the Presidential Swarnajayanthi Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, India, the Bhatnagar prize by the prime minister for his contributions to the field of chemical engineering and the recipient of the J.C. Bose fellowship. He has been elected fellow of all the science and engineering academies in India. He is listed by Web of Science as among the top 1% of all scientists in the world. He is currently the associate editor of several journals with various publishers including RSC advances (RSC), Advanced powder technology (Elsevier), Bulletin of Material Science (Springer), Current Science (Indian Academy) and International journal of polymer science (Hindawi).
He has published over 400 journal articles, which have nearly 13000 citations, a h-index of 55 and i10 index of 250. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org