Manjusri Misra | University of Guelph | Canada
Dr. Manju Misra is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and holds a joint appointment in the Dept. of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. Dr. Misra’s current research focuses primarily on novel bio-based composites and nanocomposites from agricultural and forestry resources for the sustainable bio-economy targeting the development of bio-based and eco-friendly alternatives to the existing petroleum-based products. She has authored more than 350 publications, including 230+ peer-reviewed journal papers, 16 book chapters, and 15 granted patents. She was an editor of the CRC Press volume, "Natural Fibers, Biopolymers and Biocomposites," Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL (2005). She was also an editor of the American Scientific Publishers volume "Packaging Nanotechnology", Valencia, California, (2009) and Polymer Nanocomposites, Springer (2014). She was the 2009 President of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS). She is one of the Associate Editors of the journal "Advanced Science Letters" and is also an executive editor of: "Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy". In 2012, Dr. Misra received the prestigious "Jim Hammer Memorial Award" in Texas, USA from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society. Her current research is primarily focused on novel biobased materials from agricultural and forestry resources for the sustainable bio-economy; and application of nanotechnology in materials uses.