AKRON—University of Akron professor Sadhan Jana has been admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Chemistry, the United Kingdom organization said recently.
Jana is a Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Endowed Chair and Professor in UA's School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.
RSC members are eligible to become a fellow if they have been in a senior position for more than five years and their efforts "have made an impact in any field of the chemical sciences."
"This is a happy moment for me," Jana said in a statement. "Every chemical sciences researcher aspires to receive the recognition of a Fellow of the RSC. Now I can count myself in the league of some exciting chemical sciences researchers around the world."
Jana joined UA in 1998 after working at the General Electric Corp. Research and Development Center in Schenectady, N.Y.
In the last decade, his research team advanced the scientific basis for the introduction of natural fillers in tire tread compounds for lowering of rolling resistance in vehicle tires and for the high throughput production of fluffy polymer nanofibers using the force obtained from turbulent jets, according to a UA news release. Jana's research has also developed the framework of polymer aerogel filter materials in the removal of airborne nanoparticles with close to 100 percent efficiency without adverse effects on air permeability.