Jas Pal Badyal
|Jas Pal Badyal|
Jas Pal Badyal at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
|Born||Jas Pal Singh Badyal|
March 1964 (age 54)
Staffordshire, England, UK
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)|
|Thesis||Structure, chemistry and catalysis at the ruthenium-titania interface (1988)|
|Doctoral advisor||Professor Richard Lambert|
Badyal was educated at the University of Cambridge where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Sciences in 1985 followed by a PhD in 1988 on the surface science of ruthenium-titania heterogeneous catalysts.
Career and research
Following his PhD, Badyal held a King’s College, Cambridge research fellowship and the Cambridge University Oppenheimer Research Fellowship. He was appointed a Lecturer at Durham University in 1989 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1996 where he has worked since.
Badyal is internationally recognised for his pioneering research on the functionalisation of solid surfaces and deposition of functional nanolayers. Badyal has invented a wide range of novel surfaces for technological and societal applications. These have been underpinned by the investigation of fundamental mechanisms and scale-up. Examples include: antibacterial, fog harvesting, catalysis, non-fouling, optochiral switches, filtration, biochips, super-repellency, and nano-actuation.
Awards and honours
Badyal was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016. He was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Edward Harrison Memorial Prize in 1993 and Tilden Medal in 2017. In 1995, he received the C R Burch Prize, awarded by the British Vacuum Council.
- "Jas Pal Singh BADYAL: Surface Innovations Limited, company number 04212511". London: Companies House. Archived from the original on 2016-05-10.
- Anon (2016). "Professor Jas Badyal FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:
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- Woodward, I.; Schofield, W. C. E.; Roucoules, V.; Badyal, J. P. S. (2003). "Super-hydrophobic Surfaces Produced by Plasma Fluorination of Polybutadiene Films". Langmuir. 19 (8): 3432–3438. doi:10.1021/la020427e.
- "Prof. JP Badyal - Durham University". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
- Badyal, Jas Pal Singh (1988). Structure, chemistry and catalysis at the ruthenium-titania interface (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557203216.
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