Sanjay Mathur is the Director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne in Germany. He is also the Director of the Institute of Renewable Energy Sources at the Xian Jiao Tong University, Xian, China and a World Class University Professor at the Chonbuk University in Korea. He is a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Global Innovation Research at TUAT. He also holds Visiting Professorships at the Central South University, China and National Institute of Science Education and Research, India. His research interests focus on application of nanomaterials and advanced ceramics for energy technologies. He holds ten patents and has authored/ co-authored over 430 original research publications and has edited several books. He is a Titular Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) and a member of the ISO Technical Committee on Nanotechnologies. He serves as the Editor for Journal of Electroceramics, and as the Principal Editor of J. Mater. Research. He is also an Associate Editor for NanoEnergy, International Journal of Applied Ceramics Technology, International Journal of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials. He is also on the Editorial Boards of journals International Journal of Nanotechnology, Materials, Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology. He was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of the Vilnius University in 2016. He is an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics and Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He also acts as the “International Ambassador” of the University of Cologne. He is the recipient of the Global Star and Bridge-Building awards of the American Ceramic Society, Lee Hsun award of the Chinese Academy of Science and Surface Innovator Award of the SSPC and AkzoNobel. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Federation of German Materials Science (DGM) and also serves on the Board of the German Chemical Industries Network CHEMCOLOGNE. He is on the Review Advisory Panel of the CSIR, South Africa and serves as International Advisor to Korean Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Incheon, Korea and Vice-President of the Thin Film Society, Singapore. He is on the ACerS Board of Directors. He has been elevated to the ASM class of fellows of 2017. He is the Chair of the Kavli Awards Subcommitee of the Materials Research Society. Since 2018, he also chairs the Academic Affairs Committee of the Materials Research Society.