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Muthupandian Ashokkumar

Professor
Chemistry
Sonochemistry
Sonoluminescence
Photocatalysis
science & technology
physical sciences
chemistry
technology
chemistry, multidisciplinary
chemistry, physical
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Prof

Muthupandian Ashokkumar

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
The fundamental and applied aspects of acoustic cavitation
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Prof

Muthupandian Ashokkumar

 

Professor Muthupandian Ashokkumar (Ashok) is a Physical Chemist who specializes in Sonochemistry, teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Chemistry and is a senior academic staff member of the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. He is currently the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne.

Ashok is a renowned sonochemist, with more than 20 years of experience in this field, and has developed a number of novel techniques to characterize acoustic cavitation bubbles and has made major contributions of applied sonochemistry to the Materials, Food and Dairy industry. His research team has developed a novel ultrasonic processing technology for improving the functional properties of dairy ingredients. Recent research also involves the ultrasonic synthesis of functional nano- and biomaterials that can be used in energy production, environmental remediation and diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. He is the Deputy Director of an Australian Research Council Funded Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH; http://foodvaluechain.unimelb.edu.au/#research; Industry Partner: Mondelez International) and leading the Encapsulation project (http://foodvaluechain.unimelb.edu.au/research/ultrasonic-encapsulation). He has received about $ 15 million research grants to support his research work that includes several industry projects. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, an international journal devoted to sonochemistry research with a Journal Impact Factor of 6.0). He has edited/co-edited several books and special issues for journals; published ~385 refereed papers (H-Index: 57) in high impact international journals and books; and delivered over 150 invited/keynote/plenary lectures at international conferences and academic institutions. Ashok has successfully organised 10 national/international scientific conferences/workshops and managed a number of national and international competitive research grants. He has served on a number of University of Melbourne management committees and scientific advisory boards of external scientific organizations. Ashok is the recipient of several prizes, awards and fellowships, including the Grimwade Prize in Industrial Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the RACI since 2007.

Projects

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49

Projects

Project Types


34

Research Grant


9

Research Contracts


6

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2006

Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

1997

Ian Potter Foundation

2007

Fellow of the Raoyal Australian Chemical Institute


1994

Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Fellowship


1993

CNRS Poste Orange Fellow


1992

Maxwell Fellow of the French Academy of Science


1990

INSERM "Poste Orange" Fellow


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Chemistry

Asia Oceania Sonochemical Society

Asia Oceania Sonochemical Society

Member

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Member

European Society for Sonochemistry

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Madras

Master of Science

Madurai-Kamaraj University

Bachelor of Science

Madurai-Kamaraj University