Sanjay Mathur is the Director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne in Germany. He is 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 also holds Visiting Professorships at the Central South University, China and the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), India.
His research interests focus on application of nanomaterials and advanced ceramics for energy technologies. He holds six patents and has authored/co-authored over 275 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 International Journal of Applied Ceramics Technology, International Journal of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials. He is also on the Editorial Boards of the journals International Journal of Nanotechnology, Materials, Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology, and NanoEnergy
He is an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics. He also acts as the “International Ambassador” of the University of Cologne. He is a recipient of the fellowships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and stipend of the Federation of German Chemical Industries for excellence in research. He was an ASM International-Indian Institute of Materials (ASM-IIM) visiting lecturer in 2009. He was given the Global Star Award of the ECD of The American Ceramic Society in 2010. He had organized and chaired several international and national conferences and Symposia.
He has served as the Chair of the Engineering Ceramics Division of ACerS. He also chaired the Jeppson Award Committee of ACerS. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Federation of German Materials Science (DGM) and also serves on the Advisory Committees of a number of international academies and research institutions. He is on the Board of the German Chemical Industries Network CHEMCOLOGNE and an appointed member of the Technical Advisory Board of the global company Henkel. He is appointed on the Review Advisory Panel of the CSIR, South Africa and also serves as International Advisor to Korean Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Incheon, Korea and Vice-President of the Thin Film Society, Singapore.