The Professional Preparation section lists academic qualifications such as degrees and diplomas. Each record stores the degree, major, institution and year. The records can also be hidden from public view by checking the hide checkbox. Please click here for available slides.
The Research and Expertise section describes the areas in which you have expertise or are involved in research. Research Explorer's search engine indexes data in this field for keyword searches. Please click here for available slides.
My research group focus our attention on understanding and developing functional nanostructured ceramics and hybrid materials. We bring together disciplines such as physical and solid-state chemistry, ceramic processing and materials science to enrich our understanding of the science of developing functional nanostructured materials.
In this endeavor we closely work with Dr. Yves Chabal's research group to utilize their expertise in solid-state surface science. The unique aspect of our research is that we use a multitude of characterization techniques such as XRD, DSC-TGA, AFM, FE-SEM, HRTEM, N2 Adsorption, IR, Raman, XPS, UV-Vis, etc. The work in our group has a direct impact on:
Ceramic Manufacturing, by providing in-depth knowledge in areas such as particle packing, sintering, meta-stable-to-stable phase transformation during sintering and microstructure-precursor property correlation.
Finding Alternative Energy Sources, by providing background knowledge for continually improving energy efficiency nanostructured titania-based composite-multilayered solar cells.
Membrane Separation and Catalysis, by helping develop thermally stable systems for separation and catalytic applications.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation, helping research institutes and policy makers by providing insights on the process of conversion of invention to innovation in nanotech research.
We have ongoing collaborations with the University of Cambridge in the UK, the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the University of Tokyo. Our goal is to channel our research expertise in such a way that it benefits both our students and the materials and chemical industry.
Current / Recent Research
Learning process quality
Intellectual socialization and adaptation
Revisiting the knowing-learning gap from a network analysis perspective
Career decision-making and engineer-to-manager transition
Learning and cross-cultural leadership
The Publications section lists any and all publications worked on. Research Explorer's search engine indexes data in this field for keyword searches. The category field is a user defined field where any number of categories can be created by the user to categorize publications. For example, publications can be categorized by the Journal that they appear in. Please click here for available slides.
Jeff Hicks, Padmakumar Nair and Celeste Wilderom, Murata Chemicals, pp. 269-274, Organizational Theory: A Strategic Perspective, Lester and Parnell, 2007, Thomson Category: Organizational Theory: A Strategic Perspective
Jalajakumari Nair, Padmakumar Nair, Giel B. M. Doesburg, Jan G. Van Ommen, Julian R. H. Ross, and Anthonie J. Burggraaf and Fujio Mizukami, Pore Structure Evolution of Lanthana CAlumina Systems Prepared through Coprecipitation, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 83 : 1942-1946, (2000) Category: Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Jalajakumari Nair, Padmakumar Nair, Giel B. M. Doesburg, Jan G. Van Ommen, Julian R. H. Ross, and Anthonie J. Burggraaf and Fujio Mizukami, Sintering of Lanthanum Zirconate, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 82 :2066-72, (1999) Category: Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Padmakumar Nair, J. Nair, Anuj Raj, Kazuyuki Maeda, Fujio Mizukami, Tatsuya Okubo and Hiroyuki Izutsu, Critical Nuclei Size Effect in the Densification of Nanostructured Niobia Ceramics, Materials Res. Bulletin (34, 3, 1999) Category: Materials Research Bulletin
Jalajakumari Nair, Padmakumar Nair, F. Mizukami, O. Oozawa, and T. Okubo, Microstructure and Phase Transformation Behaviour of Doped Nanostructured Titania, Materials Res. Bulletin (34, 8, 1999) Category: Materials Research Bulletin
Presentations and Projects
The Presentations and Projects section lists anything that does not fit in the publication category such as conferences, seminars, invited talks, etc. Research Explorer's search engine indexes data in this field for keyword searches. Please click here for available slides.
Pore-Structure Stabilisation of Nanostructured Titania Using a "Structure-Directing-Second Phase Stabilizer" P. Nair, F. Mizukami, J. Nair, Y. Oosawa, H. Izutsu, K. Maeda and T. Okubo, IUMRA-ICA-97, Makuhari, Chiba, Japan, Sept. 16-18, 1997.
Strategies to Develop High Temperature Catalyst Supports and Ceramic Membranes Padmakumar Nair, T. Okubo, M. Sadakata, J. Engell and A.J. Burggraaf, 5th World Chemical Engineering Congress, July 11-18, San Diego (1996)
Pore-Structure Stability of Sol-Gel Derived Titania Based Nanocomposites Padmakumar Nair, F. Mizukami, and T. Okubo, IUMRA-ICA-97, Makuhari, Chiba, Japan, Sept. 16-18, 1997
Processing of Dense and Porous Nanostructured Titania K-N.P. Kumar, Swedish Ceramic Institute (SCI), Goteborg, Sweden, 21st October, 1993
Nanostructural Evolution in Porous and Dense Nanostructured Titania Ceramics: A Precursor Engineering Approach K-N.P. Kumar, Reference Group Meeting, Centre for Advanced Technical Ceramics, Riso, Denmark, 6th October 1993
The Appointments section lists work experience including previous appointments. Research Explorer's search engine indexes data in this field for keyword searches. Please click here for available slides.
Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and the University of Tokyo
Shell Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
University of Twente, The Netherlands
The Synergistic Activities section lists any activities which relate to your research or you wish to be displayed on your profile. Research Explorer's search engine indexes data in this field for keyword searches. Please click here for available slides.
The Additional Information section describes any other topics you wish to display on your profile that is not in another section. Research Explorer's search engine indexes data in this field for keyword searches. Please click here for available slides.
Presentation: For Critique to Construction: Toward a New Model for Management Consulting, Academy of Management Meeting, Hawaii, 2005
Please verify the information in this request and mention any changes or suggestions in the comments section. Email notifications and confirmations regarding this will be sent to you at fromEmail and the profile owner. If you would like to receive it at a different email address, please change the email address listed on your profile.