CNRL

Catalysis & Nanotechnology Research Laboratory

© 2019 Placidus Amama

Tim Taylor Chemical Engineering Department

Kansas State University

Placidus B. Amama, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Tim Taylor Chair in Engineering

Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering

Kansas State University

Academic Training

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan, 2002

M. Eng., Environmental Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan, 1999

B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1992

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NASA-INaC Postdoctoral Fellow, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, 2004-2006

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Yale University, 2002-2004

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, 2018 – present

Assistant Professor, Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, 2013 – 2018

Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 2007 – 2013

Research Engineer and Consultant, Nanoconduction, Inc., Silicon Valley, 2006

Honors and Awards

Tim Taylor Chair in Chemical Engineering, 2017

NSF CAREER Award, 2017

FACULTY ENGAGEMENT Award (The Multicultural Engineering Program, KSU), 2017

Outstanding Assistant Professor Award (KSU College of Engineering), 2016

NSF EPSCoR First Award, 2016

Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) Award, 2014, 2016, and 2017

Invited Colloquia, Summer 2015, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan

Developing Scholars Program (DSP) Faculty Award for Quality Mentoring of Students from Underrepresented Groups in Research, 2015

“The Most Approachable Professor” Award from ChE Undergraduate Students, May 2014 (in appreciation of faculty teaching)

KSU Presidential Mentoring Fellowship, 2013

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, The University of Tokyo, November 2012 – January 2013

NASA-INaC Postdoctoral Fellow, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, 2004 – 2006

Japanese Government Scholarship (MONBUSHO) for Graduate Studies, October 1996 – March 2002