Prof. John Philip

Homi-Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) & Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India

Plenary Lecture: Recent Advances in the understanding of Thermal Properties of Magnetic Nanofluids

Dr. John Philip obtained a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He did postdoctoral research at CNRS, France, and at the University of Hull, UK. In 1995, he joined the Metallurgy and Materials Group of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. Presently, he is the Associate Director of the Materials Characterization Group and Head of the SMARTS materials section at the metallurgy and materials group. He is also a Professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.

He has six patents in his credit and over 300 publications in leading refereed international journals. His H-index is 57 with over 15000 citations. He has delivered more than 180 invited lectures in India and abroad. His name is listed in World’s top 2% scientists data published by Elsevier and Stanford University, USA in the years 2019, 2020, and 2022 in both the career and year-wise categories.

He is the recipient of several awards, which include the Science and Technology excellence award, INS medal, NDT man of the year award, MRSI medal, and Ron Halmshaw award of British Institute of NDT and Distinguished Faculty award of HBNI in 2015, and Homi Bhabha Science and Technology award in 2016. He is also won several international fellowships such as Monbusho Japan, Swiss national research fellowship, French Govt fellowship, and Swedish research fellowship. His research works are highlighted in Nature, Nanotech web, UK, The Hindu, Indian Express, and many other media several times. After joining IGCAR, he has independently executed many research projects, including Indo-French and Indo-Russian projects.

He was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanofluids of American Scientific Publishers and served as EIC for 8 years. He is an editorial board member of several international journals. He is a research council member of ARCI, DST, Hyderabad, a Member, the Scientific Advisory Committee of DST, an academic council member of Hindustan university, and medical Biotechnology and nano-technology sectional committee of the Bureau of Indian standards.

24 Ph.D. students have completed their Ph.D. under his guidance. Presently he is supervising 4 Ph.D. students. His interests are in the area of magnetic nanofluids, nanoscience and nanotechnology, smart and multi-functional materials, superhydrophobic materials, soft matter, and physics and chemistry of materials.