Prof Seeram Ramakrishna

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair is among the top three impactful authors at the National University of Singapore, NUS ( NUS is ranked among the top five best global universities for engineering in the world ( 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. He is also an elected Fellow of American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS); ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME); American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE); Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE and Institution of Materials, Minerals & Mining, IoM3, UK; ISTE, India; and International Union of Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE). He is senior member of IEEE. He received PhD from University of Cambridge, UK. Among numerous recognitions he received are: Honorary Everest Chair of Nepal (; 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, and Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship. Thomson Reuters identified him among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. His Google Scholar H-index is ~ 160 and citations ~ 114,000 (

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 25 authors out of three million materials researchers worldwide based on H-index ( Listed among the top three scientists of the world in Biomedical Engineering as per the Stanford University researcher study on career-long impact of researchers or c-score ( He is an Associate Editor of eScience journal (

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 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 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 International Federation of Engineering Educator Societies (IFEES). European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said "Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all" in his foreword for the Springer Nature book on Circular Economy (ISBN: 978-981-15-8509-8). He is a member of UNESCO’s Global Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 2030 Agenda (EGU2030). He authored the book The Changing Face of Innovation. He is a renowned speaker on higher education and innovation trends worldwide.