Sadanand Pandey is a Professor in the School of Bioengineering and Food Technology at Shoolini University. He brings over 12 years of expertise to the field of Materials Science, specialising in organic-inorganic nanocomposites with applications in water purification, nanosensors, energy, and biomedicine.
He completed his PhD at the University of Allahabad and then became a UGC-Kothari fellow at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He continued his academic journey with international experiences, including a research professorship at Yeungnam University in South Korea from 2019 to 2023. He also had a stint at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2014 to 2018.
Throughout his career, he received prestigious fellowships, including the DST/NRF Innovation Fellowship in South Africa, Dr Kothari's Postdoctoral Fellowship in India, and JRF and SRF fellowships from DST, India. He contributed significantly to research projects funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Korea Institute of Marine Science & Technology Promotion (KIMST) in South Korea.
His primary research areas include polymer science, nanotechnology, and nanocomposites, composite materials, and surface modification. His recent work has explored hydrogels for applications in nutrient recovery, controlled drug delivery, water purification, and biomedicine. He has also delved into the development of photocatalysts with implications for nanotechnology, energy research, and environmental science.
Pandey has authored over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His scholarly contributions have garnered more than 7,500 citations on Google Scholar in the past five years. Additionally, he is a guest editor for various scientific journals, including Materials Letters, Frontier in Chemistry, Biosensors, Chemosensors, Water, Materials, Molecules, and Polymers.
He is an active member of scientific communities, including The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the American Chemical Society, the Indian Science Congress Association (ISC), and the Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He has received the Young Scientist award at the Indian Science Congress in India and has been recognised among the top 2% of scientists worldwide in subject-wise analyses conducted by Stanford University.
He has also authored more than 15 book chapters on advanced materials and technology for esteemed publishers in the USA. He has presented at numerous domestic and international conferences. Pandey has reviewed over 1,500 articles while serving as a reviewer for over 300 internationally renowned scientific journals and research foundations.