VP of Education & Outreach

VP of Education & Outreach

Sivaram Arepalli, Ph. D.
As the Vice President of Education and Outreach, Dr. Arepalli directs NIA’s unique graduate education program which offers masters and doctoral degrees in the fields of engineering and science through its university partners: Georgia Tech, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, and the College of William & Mary. Dr. Arepalli also leads NIA’s award-winning continuing education and outreach programs.
In addition to his leadership of NIA’s Educational and Outreach Programs, Dr. Arepalli is lending his extensive technical experience toward the development of a forthcoming nanomaterials center within the NIA Innovation and Research Laboratories.
Dr. Arepalli is an internationally recognized authority in materials science, specifically carbon nanotubes, and brings over 30 years of experience to NIA.  He was most recently at Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon, South Korea, where he held the position of Senior Professor in the Department of Energy Science. There he managed graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a focus on nanomaterial applications for energy storage, aided in the recruitment of new faculty members and organized the department’s Nobel Laureate Lectures.
Prior to that, Dr. Arepalli worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) as Chief Scientist of the Applied Nanotechnology Program. He developed a multi-million dollar laser laboratory that collected the first ever in-situ diagnostic data during nanotube growth.  His work with organizations across the globe has helped to establish international standards for carbon nanotube measurement.
Dr. Arepalli holds two patents and is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications. He is currently an Associate Editor of “The Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” and is on the editorial board of “The Journal of Nano Energy and Power Research.” In addition, he is a member of the advisory committee for the Indo-Korean Partnership in Nanotechnology and a Science Ambassador with the Korean Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity.
Dr. Arepalli holds a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from Andhra University in India; a Masters of Science in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.

Sivaram Arepalli
Vice President of Education and Outreach





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