Dr. Robert Pullar, Principal Researcher, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal visited the School of Engineering Sciences and Technology at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) during 21 and 22nd December, 2016.

Dr. Pullar is very well known in the area of nanoscience and ceramics. He has published over 110 papers in internationally reputed journals, of which 31 are in journals in the top 3 of their JCR subject areas. In 2012 he published a major invited review on hexaferrites in Progress in Materials Science (impact factor of 31) which has been cited over 500 times.


Dr. Pullar delivered a talk on Ultrasmall (2-10) nm nanoparticles for applications as photocatalysts, sensors, dielectrics and magnetic materials. In this talk, he emphasized the importance of green and environmentally friendly chemistry and synthesis routes to produce nanoparticles.

Dr. Pullar’s talk was followed by a lively discussion with faculty and students and possible areas of research collaboration.