Prof. Vilas G. Pol is a Chemical Engineering Professor and Purdue Faculty Scholar at Purdue University, IN, USA. Pol has 25+ years of research experience in the fields of materials-, chemical- environmental- engineering, nanoscience, energy storage and thermal safety aspects of rechargeable batteries. He authored/ co-authored >220 research publications and an inventor on 12 issued US patents and 25 applications. Pol delivered hundreds of invited, keynote and plenary talks worldwide including ‘TEDx’. Pol’s research activities are highlighted in PBS-NOVA, ABC7 news, Discovery, New Scientist and Forbes magazines.
Pol is honored with R&D 100 award, ‘Argonne Scholar’, Intel prize, British Carbon Society’s Brian Kelly award, American Chemical Society’s ‘Grand Prize’ and ‘Salutes to Excellence’ awards, Materials Research Society’s Science as Art first prize, American Institutes of Chemical Engineer’s ‘Sustainable Engineering Forum Research’ and ‘Professional Achievement’ awards, American Ceramic Society’s ‘Richard M. Fulrath’ award, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society’s Best Energy Paper Award, and a Gold Medal in Kabaddi (DRDO, India). In 2018, Pol established a new ‘Guinness World Record’ for the fastest time to arrange 118 elements of the periodic table. Purdue University honored him with Purdue Faculty Scholar, Bravo, Outstanding Engineering Teacher, and Seed for Success awards.