Professor Ashutosh Tiwari is the Director at the Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), the Secretary-General of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Chairman and Managing Director of the Vinoba Bhave Research Institute (VBRI). Since 2009, he has received numerous honorary professorship affiliations. After completing his PhD from the University of Allahabad in 2005, he joined the National Physical Laboratory, India as a scientist. Later, he moved to the University of Wisconsin, the USA for his postdoctoral research. He was awarded various prestigious fellowships including the Marie Curie, The European Commission; JSPS (regular and bridge fellow), Japan; SI, Sweden; and from INSA, CSIR & DST, India. Ashutosh Tiwari is also the recipient of the renowned 'Nano Award', 'Innovation in Materials Science Award' and 'Advanced Materials Medal' for his notable contributions to smart materials and biomedical nanotechnology.
Founded in 2011, IAAM is a non-profit organization currently based out of Sweden, that has provided a global research and education forum for the development of the rapidly expanding fields of advanced materials science, engineering and technology. The aim of the association is to focus on the “advancement of materials to global excellence”. It offers international forums on the interdisciplinary subject areas such as nanomaterials and nanotechnology among others. Under the tutelage of Ashutosh Tiwari, the organization regularly hosts conferences, events, and seminars such as the flagship Advanced Materials Congress, the Baltic Conference Series and the World Congress Series.
The Institute of Advanced Materials focuses on developing new functional materials and has collaborators in Sweden and elsewhere abroad. IAM also follows a consortium approach for the development of its technologies and for providing a complete science and engineering package to its collaborators. The research objectives include keeping the orientation of the most focused aspects of environmentally friendly advanced materials and nanotechnology. For example, stimuli-responsive dynamic nano-systems engineering, cloud technology to industries and end-users, particularly those involved in the material and biocatalysis sectors to solve real practical environmental problems connecting the development of innovative analytical methods, as a support tool for the interpretation of processes. Furthermore, our research targets specific challenges posed to modern society by key emerging medical issues so-called trace and/or new emergent super-thin medical diagnostic tools. These objectives also include the development, testing and validation of advanced methodologies and biomedical indicators related to research needs arising from recent and envisaged medical devices such as digital healthcare and hospitals."
Advanced materials research lies in the design and development of high-tech materials and their integrated standards that have a wide range of technological applications such as:
Technological integration of microsystems and microelectronics for a variety of industries including medical technology, aerospace, automotive, safety, engine performance, efficiency, navigation, comfort and entertainment energy technology for everyday consumer products. Smart tiny healthcare systems could provide a faster, non-invasive, and cost-effective diagnosis for diseases. In aerospace, flight mobility systems with effective communications, and smart systems and nanoscale engineering are available in space technology for cutting-edge solutions.
Super-thin power electronics have significantly advanced over the last decade due to the development of atom-thick materials and nanoscale technology such as devices and circuits, which results in high and upgraded performance as well as flexible electronic systems. We take challenges to fulfil the needs of the industry and market to provide technology for the design and development of integrated super-thin circuits with high-performance. Our team is highly interested in ultra-thin chips and provides technology and consultancy for various industry-based products for electrical, energy, thermal, computing, data storage, etc.
Our recently developed advanced virtual healthcare technology is an open platform and a one-stop solution for all kinds of cardiovascular issues. The technology, in its field trials at the moment, is meant to improve the healthcare outcomes by providing an integrated platform of patients and doctors. This platform is going to give the patients access to doctors in an extremely simplified manner. Since this platform will be available on mobile devices, it will make possible for the patients to avail valuable suggestions for the smallest of health issues.
In the present scenario, water quality assurance is one of the major obligations for hi-tech giants. Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and advanced material for technological solutions considered as the best initiative to ensure the best water quality. Water nanotechnology provides a sustainable water quality management system for the future either through next-generation water monitoring systems or water purification systems such as nano-filtration, etc.
Our advanced research on water nanotechnology and nano-sensors for the purification and monitoring system provides solutions to all kinds of water impurities.
Professor Ashutosh Tiwari and his team has made a significant contribution in the field of energy conversion and storage. The major work performed by his team is based on the fabrication of highly efficient supercapacitors, fuel cells and battery technologies. Many of these works are published and being tested in the laboratory for commercial purposes.
Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari has been involved in the fabrication of cost-effective and efficient sensing/ biosensing devices for the society. Important contributions of his team are the early diagnosis of cancers and myocardial injury.
Dynamic bioelectronics for on/ off-switchable devices have recently gained tremendous research traction. Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari and his group demonstrated an on/off‐switchable atom-thin zipper‐like bioelectrocatalysis using triggered functions. For example, he reported the fabrication of temperature, light, pH-induced graphene bioelectronics for sequential and/or controlled enzymatic reactions.
Professor Ashutosh Tiwari has reported a high turnover, on/off-switchable functionally popping reactive oxygen species (ROS) generator by using a smart mesoporous titanium dioxide popcorn (TiO2Pops) nanoarchitecture. His significant contributions in the field of smart theranostic nanomedicines and tissue engineering are well established.
Ashutosh Tiwari is actively involved in translational research in the areas of digital health, security, and cutting-edge technologies for new-age devices. He has taught courses on intelligent materials, nanomaterials and atom-thick materials for biomedical, biosensing and energy devices. Additionally, he has been actively involved in the development of self-powered devices that have emerged as a versatile platform for building new-age technological outlets to handle key challenges in medical, security, energy supply and environmental issues. Prof Ashutosh Tiwari has also innovated a range of nanotechnology facilitated with new technological advances in various areas:
Currently, he is involved mainly on the technological developments of the range of nanotechnology-enabled new tools, technological breakthroughs, key process, new products designed to transform the energy, IT automation, security, and mass medicines including diagnostics, smart medicines and other self-powered devices.