Jas Pal Badyal

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Jas Pal Badyal
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Jas Pal Badyal at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
Jas Pal Singh Badyal

March 1964 (age 55)[1]
Staffordshire, England, UK
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
Scientific career
ThesisStructure, chemistry and catalysis at the ruthenium-titania interface (1988)
Doctoral advisorProfessor Richard Lambert

Jas Pal Singh Badyal (born 1964) FRS[2] is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Durham University.[3]


Badyal was educated at the University of Cambridge[4] 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.[5]

Career and research[edit]

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[2] 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.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

Badyal was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016.[2] He was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Edward Harrison Memorial Prize in 1993 and Tilden Medal in 2017[6]. In 1995, he received the C R Burch Prize, awarded by the British Vacuum Council.


  1. ^ "Jas Pal Singh BADYAL: Surface Innovations Limited, company number 04212511". London: Companies House. Archived from the original on 2016-05-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e 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:

    “All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.” --"Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies". Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-09.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Prof. JP Badyal - Durham University". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  5. ^ Badyal, Jas Pal Singh (1988). Structure, chemistry and catalysis at the ruthenium-titania interface (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557203216.
  6. ^ http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Awards/TildenPrizes/PreviousWinners.asp

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