Dr. Dharmendra Pratap SINGH
Unité de Dynamique et Structure des Matériaux Moléculaires (UDSMM), Université du Littoral
Dr. Dharmendra Pratap Singh holds the position of an Associate Professor at Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO), France. He is a member of the Unité de Dynamique et Structure des Matériaux Moléculaires (UDSMM) laboratory and head of the first-year cycle of Industrial Engineering at the Engineering School of the ULCO. Dr. Singh obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Physics, the University of Lucknow, India in 2008 and 2016, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. on Liquid crystal-Nanocomposites. His current research activities are focused on the discotic, ferroelectric, nematics and ferroelectric nematic liquid crystals along with their nanocomposites for studying the charge transport mechanisms and their applications for energy, sensing, thermoelectric, optoelectronics, photovoltaics and organic electronics. Presently, he is acting as an Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Coatings, Dyes and Interface Engineering (Frontiers) and Guest lead editor of the Advanced Science and Technology of Defects in Soft Matter (MDPI). He is the recipient of the Young Scientist Award by the Indian Science Congress in 2017 for physical sciences. He is the recipient of the best research award by the Indian Liquid Crystal Society in 2012. He is also the recipient of an early career award at Cambridge University in 2013, the Best research award by the Korean display society in 2015 and the Raman-Charpak Fellowship which is a doctoral student exchange fellowship between India and France. He has published around 90 research articles and 5 book chapters in international journals like Physical Reviews, Journal of applied physics, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, and Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, etc. He has supervised 3 Ph.D. theses and principal investigator of PHC Star, Procore, Galilée, Alliance and Samuel de Champlain projects with South Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively. Presently, he is also serving as a reviewer for 25 journals from RSC, ACS, AIP, Elsevier, Springer, APS, etc.