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Nitin Padture

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Nitin Padture

Otis Everett Randall University Professor of Engineering
Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy (ISE)

Nitin P. Padture is the Otis E. Randall University Professor in the School of Engineering (Materials Science) at Brown University, and founding Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy (ISE). He received B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1985), M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University (1987), and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Lehigh University (1991). Padture was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD) for 3 years, before joining the University of Connecticut (UConn) faculty in January 1995 as Assistant Professor. He became Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2003. Padture served as Interim Department Head at UConn for one year before moving to the Ohio State University (OSU) in January 2005. At OSU he was College of Engineering Distinguished Professor, and also founding Director of the NSF-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). He moved to Brown University in January 2012, and most recently he served as Director of Brown's Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation for about eight years.