Placidus Amama

He is currently an associate professor of chemical engineering and Tim Taylor Chair in Engineering at Kansas State University. He earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Yokohama National University (Japan), followed by postdoctoral research at Yale and Purdue universities. Before joining the faculty at K-State, he was a research scientist at AFRL. His research focuses on nanocarbons, heterogeneous catalysis, and environmental remediation. Amama's work has been recognized by several awards including Outstanding Assistant Professor Award in the College of Engineering (2016) and NSF CAREER Award (2017). His aspiration is to enhance the collaborative spirit among GPCS members.