Ramani Narayan is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University -- the highest honor that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the University. Amongst the many honors and awards received by him are: Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award for developing biodegradable packaging and insulation foams; DuPont’s Packaging Award for excellence in Innovation & Sustainability, 2010 as part of the Coca Cola Plant bottle team.
He is an elected Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI); recipient of ASTM award of merit, and ASTM Fellow -- the highest award given by the society to an individual member. He is technical advisor to many organizations and groups in the bioplastics space.
Narayan has 200+ refereed publications, 30 issued patents, and graduated 20 Ph. D and 26 Master’s students. He is a successful faculty entrepreneur and commercialized several biobased and compostable plastic technologies.