Bhubaneswar: Prof Manju Misra, a native of Odisha, has featured in Women’s Executive Networks (WXN) Most Powerful Women – Top 100, for 2020.
She has been recognised by WXN for her work in material science engineering at the University of Guelph.
Misra was selected in the Manulife Science and Technology Award category.
Misra holds a joint appointment in U of G’s School of Engineering and Department of Plant Agriculture. She is a world leader in the development of novel bio-based composites and nanocomposites made from agricultural and forestry resources.
Along with Prof Amar Mohanty, she leads U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC). Materials developed at the BDDC are used as substitutes for conventional plastics in a variety of products, including in the automotive sector and in single-use plastic.
Misra has authored more than 700 publications, including 396 peer-reviewed journal papers and 21 book chapters, and holds more than 50 patents.
In 2018, she and Prof Mohanty received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Synergy Award for Innovation. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK.