Prize Recipient

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Nitash Pervez Balsara
Polytechnic University


"For innovative and illuminating optical and neutron experiments to probe the state of order in multi-component polymer systems."


Dr. Nitash P. Balsara graduated with a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, in 1982, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in 1988. He did post-doctoral research in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, and at Exxon Research and Engineering Company in New Jersey. In 1992, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York, where he is currently an associate professor.

His research is concerned with microstructure formation and phase transitions in multicomponent polymer materials. He received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994. He is a member of the APS, the American Chemical Society and the American Institute for Chemical Engineers.