spProfessor Siddharth V. Patwardhan

Chair of Curriculum Development Committee and Chair of Search Committee.


T: +44 114 222 7593

E: s.patwardhan@sheffield.ac.uk


B.E., M.S., Ph.D., C.Chem.

I obtained a BEng. (2000) in Petrochemical Engineering, from University of Pune, India followed by M. S. and Ph.D. (2003) in Materials Science and Engineering, from University of Cincinnati, USA. Between 2003-2008, I gained post-doctoral experience from University of Delaware and Nottingham Trent University. After a brief lectureship in Chemistry at Nottingham Trent University, I became a Lecturer (2010) in Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde. In 2016, I moved to the University of Sheffield to take the position of Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Biological Engineering, where I leads the Green Nanomaterials research group.

I'm Associate Editor of SILICON. He is an elected member of Royal Society of Chemistry’s Materials Chemistry Division Council and EPSRC’s Early Career Forum for Manufacturing Research. I've held various visiting positions including at RIKEN, Japan, IIT Bombay, and University of Akron, USA and I have also organised and served on scientific committee of national and international conferences.

Teaching Excellence award, 2013 and 2015.
Manufacturing Green Nanoparticles for Efficient Cell Manufacture, 2014-16, EPSRC (EP/L017059/1), PI.
Exploitation of Green Routes for Manufacturing Nanosilica for Molecular Filtration, Impact Acceleration
award, 2015, PI.
Co-Firing Tyre-Derived Fuel at Pulverised-Coal Combustion Power Stations, Funded by Encompass, 2014-15, PI.
Building Nanomaterials Manufacturing capabilities, Impact Acceleration award, 2015, PI.
Feasibility of a wetting layer absorption carbon capture process based on chemical solvents, 2012-15,
EPSRC (EP/J019704/1&2), Co-I.
Green Nanomaterials: Optimisation for Delivery Applications and Understanding Biological Safety,
2012-16, EPSRC-DTG, PI.

Further information


My research has strong focus on industry engagement. I'm associate editor and founding member of the journal SILICON. I'm also an active member of EPSRC’s Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research, EPSRC’s Directed Assembly Network, the British Council’s Researcher Links/Newton Fund Panel and RSC’s Materials Chemistry Division Council. I've received various funding awards including research councils, charity, government and industry. I recently received Teaching Excellence Awards in 2013 and 2015, nominated by students.

Research interests

Research group: Green Nanomaterials Research Group

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My group provides consultancy and R&D services to a wide variety of sectors and markets including energy, waste derived products, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, natural products. Specific examples include:

  • Design, discovery and characterisation of nanostructured and porous materials
  • Exploring scalability and optimisation of production of particles and particulate formulations
  • novel solutions for air and water decontamination
  • techno-economic and market evaluation of a variety of processes and materials.

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