PhD in Nano-structured Materials (Nanotechnology), University of Twente, The Netherlands
PhD in Chemical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Director, LMTSM, Derabassi Campus, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mohali-140507, Punjab
Professor and Dean, TSLAS, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhadson Road, Patiala-147004, Punjab
Sustainability and Ethics
Dr. Nair, Director and Dean of LM Thapar School of Management, is an accomplished researcher, professor and a scholar in the area of leadership development and sustainability. He specializes in Strategizing for Sustainability, Social & Commercial Entrepreneurship and Nanomaterials with more than 55 publications in journals of international repute to his credit. He has been cited more than 2600 times in academic journals with a Google Scholar H-factor of 26. Dr. Nair has worked both in academia and industry and has a combined experience of more than 30 years in various industries such as oil & gas (Shell in Amsterdam), education (Netherlands, Denmark, US, Japan, China and South Korea), consulting (PwC, Japan and the US) and advanced R&D (NL, Japan and US).
His current interests are in the areas of leadership for sustainability and entrepreneurship with a focus on using evolutionary psychology principles to improve human condition and organizational effectiveness. He has taught, consulted, researched and conducted executive and leadership development workshops in the US, India, Japan, the Netherlands, China, UK and South Korea, in companies such as Ericsson, Texas Capital Bank, Citi Bank, Hitachi, NEC, Kao, Alcatel-Lucent, Compucom, Genesys Labs, Pzer etc.
Before joining LM Thapar School of Management, he was a Clinical Professor of Organization, Strategy and International Management and the Academic Director of the Leadership Center at the University of Texas at Dallas. He was also an aliate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the same University. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Twente in the Netherlands and a Doctor of Engineering (Dr. Engineering) from the University of Tokyo, Japan, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in the UK and an M.Tech in metallurgical engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, India.
Padmakumar Nair (K-N.P. Kumar), K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, European Patent Application No. NL/08.01.93/ NL 9300038 dated Jan. 05th 1994.
Padmakumar Nair (K-N.P. Kumar) and P.W. Lednor, US Patent # 5,658,497, International Patent Application No. PCT/EP95/04713, dated August 19th, 1997.