Manjusri Misra, University of Guelph

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Canada Research Chair, Sustainable Biocomposites Professor Guelph, Ontario mmisra@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58935

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Dr. Misra current research focuses primarily on novel bio-based composites and nanocomposites from agricultural, forestry and recycled resources for the sustainable bioeconomy moving towards Circular Economy.

She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the Un...


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Bio/Research

Dr. Misra current research focuses primarily on novel bio-based composites and nanocomposites from agricultural, forestry and recycled resources for the sustainable bioeconomy moving towards Circular Economy.

She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. As well, she is the Research Program Director of the Bioeconomy Panel for the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a program between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the University of Guelph.

Misra has authored more than 750 publications, including 425 peer-reviewed journal papers, 21 book chapters, and 55 patents. She was an editor of the CRC Press volume, “Natural Fibers, Biopolymers and Biocomposites,” Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL (2005); American Scientific Publishers volume “Packaging Nanotechnology”, Valencia, California (2009); “Polymer Nanocomposites”, Springer (2014) and “Fiber Technology for Fiber-Reinforced Composites”, Woodhead Publishing (2017). She was the chief editor of “Biocomposites: Design and Mechanical Performance” Woodhead Publishing (2015). She serves on the editorial boards of “Journal of Applied Polymer Science”, “Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing”, “Polymer Testing”, Composites Part C: Open Access”.

She completed her Bachelors, Master's, MPhil, and PhD at Ravenshaw College (currently Ravenshaw University), Utkal University in Odisha, India in Chemistry with a specialization in polymers and natural fibres.

She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), and the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). Dr. Misra has received many awards including the Synergy Award for Innovation from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); the Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS). In 2020, she was selected as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Manulife Science and Technology category from the Women Executive Network.


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