Professor Sushanta K. Mitra
Co-Founder and CEO
Professor Sushanta Mitra is the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, he was the Associate Vice-President Research and Kaneff Professor in Micro & Nanotechnology for Social Innovation at the York University. His research interests are in the fundamental understanding of fluid transport in micro and nano-scale confinements with applications in energy, environmental monitoring, and bio-systems. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, which includes publications in Nature Publishing Group, American Physical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society and Elsevier journals. His research has been featured by number of media outlets including Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Times of India. He has delivered over 100 invited lectures across the world including the 2012 Lester Pearson Lecture.
He was one of the founding members of the Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence, IC-IMPACTS where he served as the Associate Scientific Director and the Theme Lead for Integrated Water Management. For his contributions in engineering and sciences, he has been elected as the Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the Canadian Academy for Engineering (CAE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also a Fellow of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and the recipient of 2015 Engineering Excellence Medal from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.