Sankar Nair


Research Interests

  • Creating, understanding, and rationally engineering nanoporous materials and membranes through innovative chemical processing strategies
  • Manipulating the unique properties resulting from the reduction of material dimensions to the nanometer length scale or from the nanostructuring of a material
  • Basic and applied problems relating directly to renewable/clean energy, carbon capture, advanced separations, catalytic membranes, and nanoscale sensors
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Materials and Nanotechnology


B.Tech ChE 1997, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
M.S. Physics 2002, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
Ph.D. ChE 2002, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst