Prof Anup K. Ghosh has over 29 years of research experience. With over 1300 citations, an h-index of 20 (from isi web of science), and 8 patents to his credit, he is regarded as a global leader in Polymer Processing and Rheology, having significantly contributed in the areas of Reactive Processing of Polymer Blends and Alloys, and Microcellular Processing.
He has outstanding contribution on blend morphology development during reactive extrusion. The lamellar structure formation mechanism proposed by him has been cited by renowned researchers, Paul (Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part C, 2007) and Han (Polymer, 1999). He has uniquely used rheology as a tool for morphology prediction and subsequent processability of polymers. Known for his understanding of foamability of polymers, he has developed microcellular scaffolds, which have been successfully tested for cell growth in AIIMS. In the evaluation of material sustainability, he has shown that LCA can accomplish complete material and energy audits using cradle-to-cradle approach. He is working with DRDO on development of bullet-proof vests, using shear thickening fluids.
He is a fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India, He held the prestigious Reliance Chair Professor at IIT Delhi during 2006-11. He has supervised 22 Ph.D. thesis and over 90 M.Tech. thesis. For his innovative development of polymeric orthotic knee joints for locomotor disabled people, with successful field trials on 1000 patients, he was conferred the National Award (2015). He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Packaging Technology and Research and is a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Plastics Film & Sheeting and International Journal of Plastics Technology. He is Member, Board of Governors, NIT Delhi and Member, Research Advisory Council, GAIL (India) Ltd. and Shriram Institute for Industrial Research. He is elected as International Representative of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Asian Workshop in Polymer Processing (AWPP) and Fellow of Indian Plastics Institute (IPI).