Materials Advances welcomes Prof. Yogendra Kumar Mishra to our Advisory Board

Materials Advances is delighted to welcome Prof. Yogendra Kumar Mishra from the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark to our Advisory Board.

Prof. Yogendra Kumar Mishra, University of Southern Denmark

Professor Yogendra Kumar Mishra is Professor MSO and Leader of Smart Materials at Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Sønderborg, Denmark. Prior to SDU, he was leading a scientifically independent group at the Institute for Material Science, Kiel University, Germany. In Kiel, he developed a new flame-based process for versatile nanostructuring of metal oxides and their 3D interconnected networks in the form of flexible ceramics materials. These zinc oxide tetrapod nanostructures have found many applications in engineering and biomedical fields. Additionally, he introduced a new field of hollow 3D tetrapodal materials engineering, i.e., by using these ZnO networks as sacrificial templates, almost any material can be synthesized in tetrapodal form. This sacrificial template-based strategy opened a completely new field of materials engineering in the form of hybrid and new tetrapodal materials.  At SDU, NanoSYD, his lab is developinga  new class of functional materials bridging the gap from Lab to Life, i.e., Smart Materials for Green and Sustainable Future Technologies’. His research keywords are: Zinc Oxide Tetrapods, 3D Nanotechnology, Smart Materials, Biomaterials, Imaging, Sensing, Drug Delivery, Antiviral, Therapy, Energy Technologies, Photocatalysis, Water Purification

Here is what Prof. Mishra had to say about joining the Materials Advances family:

  • What does it mean to you to join the Advisory Board of Materials Advances?

Royal Society of Chemistry is among one of the most prestigious societies and it is my pleasure and honour to be associated and contribute to RSC. Although RSC has several prestigious journals covering materials aspects, but their focuses are somehow aligned in particular directions. Materials are the key components in everything surrounding us and therefore, their development and understanding could play a major role in progressing society. Materials advancement is therefore very much desired and such a portfolio was missing somehow at RSC. The launch of Materials Advances was therefore a very smart move from RSC and I am very happy to be an advisory board member. Already witnessing the high rank publications, I am very much sure about the high prestige of Materials Advances in future.

  • What is the current biggest challenge you face in your field?

Materials development is key to progressing science and society in every sense. Integrating various functions in desired compact nanoscale forms and understanding their structure-property relationships is something that has been investigated since few decades already, but it is still an open topic. Translating  materials from laboratory to life is  going to be very important in the future in order to bridge the gap from Lab to Life. Material architecture in this context, e.g., 3D  materials, have become a very important topic of investigation in the interdisciplinary materials community, because they can bridge this gap. The most important challenge is to develop a new class of materials which can address both, i.e  the real-life application as well as be socially sustainable to fulfill the desired green transition and sustainable development goals (SDGs).

  • What advances in your field are you most excited about?

Three dimensionally arranged materials out of nanoscopic building blocks open the scope for easy functionalization as well as use in desired applications. I am very much fascinated about how easily one can integrate many functions inside porous architecture materials and reliably use them in various ways. Additionally, they reveal new fundamental knowledge about their novel structure-property relationships. These materials have opened the door to many new challenging applications.

  • Why do you feel that researchers should choose to publish their work in Materials Advances?

Materials Advances is fully open access journal covering detailed aspects about advancement in materials, synthesis, properties, and applications in broad interdisciplinary directions. The published articles are going to have high visibility and impact too in the science community and this is a good motivation to choose Materials Advances as a promising platform to publish.  


Check out some of Prof. Mishra’s recent publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

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