Rahul Raveendran Nair

Prof Rahul Raveendran Nair

Visiting Professor

Professor of Materials Physics/Royal Society, University Research Fellow, National Graphene Institute & ​School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester and hold a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship.


  • (PhD) in Condensed Matter Physics from The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom


The main scope of his research is the science and applications of two-dimensional (2D) crystals and their modifications. His current research projects are studying molecular properties at extreme confinement, 2D materials functionalization, developing novel 2D materials-based membranes for water filtration, nanofiltration, gas separation, barrier coating and proton conducting membranes for fuel cells.


Published over 60 highly cited peer-refereed research articles, including five Science, four Nature, and several Nature series publications.


His awards include a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, IUPAP Young Scientist Award (2014) from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the Moseley Medal and Prize (2015) from the Institute of Physics, Lee Hsun Lecture Award on Materials Science (2018), Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Creativity prize (2018) from the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW). He has also selected as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2016 and 2017 by Thomson Reuters.