Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

Honorary Everest Chair


Dr Seeram RamakrishnaFREng is a Professor of Materials Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked consistently among the leading world-class universities ( He has gracefully accepted the position of Honorary Everest Chair at Madan Bhandari University of Science and Technology Development Board. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK. Among numerous recognitions he received are Honorary Engineering Doctorate, Central University of Technology, South Africa; Asia Polymer Association Distinguished Researcher Award, International Federation of engineering Education Societies President award- Global Visionary; Global Engineering Dean’s Council Ambassador; ASEAN Outstanding Engineer Award; Institute of Engineers Singapore Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award; IIT Madras Distinguished Alumni Award, UK Cambridge Nehru Fellowship, Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship, and China ChangJiang (Yangtze Scholar) Scholar. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology.  Heis also an elected FellowofAmericanAssociationoftheAdvancementofScience (AAAS);ASMInternational;AmericanSocietyforMechanicalEngineers (ASME);AmericanInstituteforMedical&BiologicalEngineering (AIMBE);Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechEandInstitution of Materials, Minerals & Mining, IoM3,UK; ISTE, India; and International Union of Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE).

Thomson Reuters identified him among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. His Google Scholar H-index exceeds 150 and his publications have attracted over 100,000 citations ( Clarivate Analytics recognized him among the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in the world in materials science and cross-fields categories. Microsoft Academic ranked him among the top 36 salient authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide (

His academic leadership includes NUS’s Vice-President (Research Strategy); Dean of Faculty of Engineering; Director of NUS Enterprise; Director of NUS Industry Liaison Office; Director of NUS International Relations Office; Founding Director of NUS Bioengineering; Founding Co-Director of NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Institute. $100 million Global Water Center by General Electric was established under his watch as the Dean of Engineering. As a founding Chairman, he championed the establishment ~ $100 million Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, SERIS. He mentored the nuclear science and engineering research and education study group which led to an $80 million investment by Singapore. He served as a board member of several national organizations, policy institutes, and tertiary education institutions.  He founded the Global Engineering Deans Council ( while serving as the Vice-President of the International Federation of Engineering Educator Societies (IFEES).  He was a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Committee on Future of Production-Sustainability. He is a co-organizer of NSF, USA sponsored conference on materials and circular economy and sustainability (  He authored the book The Changing Face of Innovation.  He is a renowned speaker on higher education and innovation trends worldwide.


  • Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK