Researcher named to KC magazine’s list of ‘Missourians You Should Know’
Shubhra Gangopadhyay, the C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at the University of Missouri, was recently named one of Ingram’s “50 Missourians You Should Know” for 2013.
As director of the MU International Center for Nano/Micro Systems and Nanotechnology, Gangopadhyay’s research interests focus on the applications of nanotechnology in biosensors, electronics and energy. Since coming to MU in 2003, the Gangopadhyay Research Group has established the college’s Nano Mems Semiconductor Utililization Lab where much of the team’s research is conducted.
The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Army have funded her work. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and in 2008, was a Nano 50 award recipient for the invention of nanoengineered thermites and applications.
In 2006, she was awarded a $4.79 million contract to research miniature devices for improving the military. That same year, she won Best Paper during the 25th Army Science Conference’s nanotechnology session for work examining certain compounds’ quick burn rates in nanoparticles. She and her research team also have won several additional awards for their work in the nanotechnology field, which has been widely published.
Some of Gangopadhyay’s most recent research utilizes a technique to rapidly and accurately test for food contamination and could be used accelerate warning of a bioterrorism attack.
In addition to her own achievements, she has mentored many student research assistants who have gained notoriety for their work.
Ingram’s highlights businesses and professionals in the Kansas City area. Its “50 Missourians” list was published in the March 2013 issue. It celebrates top Missouri leaders in business, non-profits, academia, sports, arts, culture and more.