Let me wish you a warm welcome to Smart Nano Solutions Research Group. Here you can find information on the group research work, publication and other scholarly activities. I will be happy to reply to questions of any kind, so feel free to e-mail (kishorkumars@qu.edu.qa) me!


Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni is currently working as a Research Assistant Professor and the group leader of SmartNanoSolutions at Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. Dr. Kishor’s research has its roots from the analytical chemistry he mastered during his Master’s degree in Andhra University, India. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of South Brittany at Lorient, France in 2012 under the supervision of the Professor Yves Grohens and Professor Sabu Thomas. He has to his credit a vast experience of postdoctoral research as he has been to this position firstly at the Inha University at South Korea (Professor Jeahwan Kim Supervisor, 2014) and then two times at Qatar University (Professor Mariam Al-Madeed,2015 and Dr. John-John Cabibihan,2017) He was appointed to the Center for Advanced Materials at Qatar University in 2018 as a Research Associate from which he has been promoted to his present designation as Research assistant Professor in June 2021. He has been included in the world’s top 2 % scientists according to a list compiled by Stanford University in the year 2019 and for this he was recently honored by the QU. He has enormous knowledge and valuable experience in his field owing to over 12 years of active research experience of 12 years. Dr. Kishor has more than 250 research articles published in international peer reviewed journals with a total citation of 4850 and h-index 37. He is also the author of 20 book chapters and the editor of 8 books. His books were included in Springer Top 25 e-book download of the year 2020.

Dr. Kishor is an expert in the nanomaterials engineering, especially the sensing and flexible electronics. He has a keen interest towards development of different devices based on the smart materials by engineering IoT. Such composites find useful applications in sensors, electro-active lenses, memory devices, energy storage devices and actuators. These devices have their applicability and end-users in security systems, biomedical devices, agriculture sector, waste management, sensors and other industrial fields. Some of Dr. Kishor’s inventions are protected by 2 US patents and 2 Indian patents and presently 5 patent disclosures have been submitted by him. His strong academic background and passion for research is remarkable and reflected in his fast paced career growth.

Dr. Kishor’s enthusiastic and sincere approach towards research works are reflected in the forms of various grants and awards offered to him. He is a group leader and is presently the lead principal investigator for 11 research projects, covering the NPRP, UREP, IRCC grants of Qatar National Research Fund and the Qatar University. He is also involved in other three research grants as the principal investigator, summarizing a total grant amount of 3M$. Dr. Kishor is a team player and has collaborated actively with researchers (more than 450 co-authors as evident from the Scopus data) in several disciplines of computer science, biomedical sciences, industrial engineering, and electrical engineering from all over the world (USA, France, South Korea, Oman, Spain, Italy, Australia, Malaysia). Dr. Kishor’s achievements have been recognized by several awards such as Tyre & Rubber Industry Leadership Acknowledgement Awards (TRILA); Young Research Scholar of the Year 2017. Dr. Kishor is serving as the managing editor for Emergent Materials, the QU supported Springer-Nature journal. He is also serving as the chair of conferences/workshop committee at Center for Advanced Materials and has successfully organized more than 5 international conferences and 3 workshops as lead organizer. He has also delivered more than 5 keynote lectures and 10 invited talks.

Dr. Kishor is a growing researcher in the field of polymer science and nanotechnology. Even in these tough times of pandemic he has actively carried out research work with a vision to develop smart materials which can benefit the society. His research are mainly concentrated to develop devices based on nanomaterials and their nanocomposites applicable in various fields such as high-performance piezoelectric devices, flexible electronics using piezophototronic effect, energy storage devices, nanogenerators, sensors and Actuators. The past experience in the field of conductive fillers such as carbon nanotubes, graphene based materials and polyaniline will be utilized to develop conductive polymer nanocomposites applicable in electronics (flexible and non-flexible). In addition the 2D nanomaterials and its modification for exploring the electronic devices will definitely help to figure out more strategies in technology related research.



Ph. D (Material Science, Nov 2012): University of South Brittany, France. index

Thesis Title: Development of high performance poly (isobutylene-co-isoprene) nanocomposites for mechanical, barrier and sensing applications.

M. Sc. (Analytical Chemistry, May 2008): Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.index

B. Sc (Chemistry, May 2006): Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.


Jan 2022- Present: Research Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Qatar.

Nov 2017- Dec 2023: Managing Editor, Emergent Materials, Springer.

Feb 2018- Dec 2021: Research Associate, Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Qatar.

July 2015-Oct 2017: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar.

Project-“Development of Smart Minimum Invasive Surgery Tools with Tactile Sensing Capabilities for Telerobot surgery System” and “Neuromorphic Tactile Sensing: A Paradigm Shift for Prosthetics and Surgical Robotics” NPRP 4‐368‐2‐135 & NPRP 7‐673‐2‐251.

Mar 2015-Jun 2015: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Materials (CAM), Qatar University, Qatar.

Project-“Development of Self-healing Corrosion Protection Barriers from Chitosan based Nanoocmposites” NPRP 4-800-2-297.

Nov 2013-Feb 2015: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea.

Project- “Bionanocomposites for Reconfigurable Actuating Lens” Brain Korea.

Mar 2013-Sep 2013: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Advanced Materials (CAM), Qatar.

Project-“Development of oil sensor based on conductive polymer composite” NPRP-6.

Mar 2009-Feb 2010: Junior Research Fellow for Department of Science and Technology Project in School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

Project-“Development of high performance butyl rubber and chlorobutyl rubber nanocomposites for barrier application” DST, India.


Visiting Researcher

Dec 2012- Feb 2013: AMME-LECAP, EA 4528 International Laboratory, Institute of Material Research FED4114, Université de Rouen, Faculté des Sciences, Avenue de l’Université BP 12, 76801 Saint Etienne du Rouvray, France.

Apr 2012- May 2012: Laboratory of Applied Rheology and Polymer Processing, KatholiekeUniversiteit, Leuven, Department of Chemical Engineering, Belgium.

Sep 2009- Oct 2010: Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany.

Reviewer of Journals

Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS

Materials Chemistry and Physics, Elsevier

Composite Science and Technology, Elsevier

Material Science and Engineering B, Elsevier

Composites Part B, Elsevier

Sensors and Actuators A, Elsevier

Colloid and polymer science, Springer

The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, Springer

International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Springer


  • Managing Editor- Emerging Materials, Springer.
  • Editorial Board Member- Bulletin of Chemical and Pharma Research.
  • Guest Editor- Sensors & Transducers journal, IFSA Publishing.
  • Guest Editor- International Journal of Materials Science and Applications.
  • Frontiers Bioengineering, Editorial Board Member and Review Editor.
  • International Program Committee member- ICSR 2017 Conference, Tsukuba, Japan.


  • Tyre & Rubber Industry Leadership Acknowledgement Awards (TRILA): Young Reserch Scholar of the Year 2017
  • Second prize in the Entrepreneurship Day 22nd of February 2017, competition at QATAR UNIVERSITY, Presenters- Dr. John-John Cabibihan and Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni.  Title – Wearable sensor technologies

AWARDS for co-supervised students

  • Mohammad Houkan and Mohammad Taha, Senior Projects Presentation, 1st Place for “Smart capacitive biometric sensors for fingerprint devices security”, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Qatar University, Fall 2016.
  • Mohammad El-Khatib, Mohammad Houkan, Mohammad Taha, Microsoft Imagine Cup, Innovation Category, National Winner (Qatar), 2016.