Mechanical Engineering Professor Recognized by Triad Business Journal

Dr. Jag Sankar, Director of Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, (ERC-RMB) and Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at N.C. A&T has been recognized by the Triad Business Journal as one of the “Triad’s Most Influential” People for 2014. Sankar has been named to this notable list for the sixth year in a row.

In its sixth year, the National Science Foundation’s ERC-RMB, directed by Sankar, conducts collabo­rative research in the areas of biomedical engineering and nano-bio applications in part­nership with an international collaboration of universities. Sankar has led efforts in positioning N.C. A&T as a leader in innovative advanced materials research, nanoengineering activities and transformational biomedical implant technologies through the ERC - RMB. The author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scientific papers, Sankar has generated more than $45 million in competitive research funding at N.C. A&T.

Sankar’s recognitions include the 2010 O. Max Gardner Award. This is the highest honor awarded by the UNC Board of Governors given to a faculty member who has made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race. Other recognitions include: The White House Millennium Researcher award from the Department of Education, 2004 AAAS Mentor

Award Publisher of Science, ORNL/DoE recognition and the “Hind Rattan Award” at the 30th International Congress of Non-Resident Indians (NRI). Sankar continues to serve on various blue ribbon panels at the state, national and international levels. He has organized and sponsored several international conferences and symposiums.

The Triad Business Journal will recognize Sankar for this honor on Wednesday, November 20.