JEOL Professor and Yorkshire Forward Chair of Electron Microscopy
Institute of Physics 2010 Gabor Medal and Prize for pioneering atomic resolution environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM) to observe gas molecule-solid reactions at the atomic scale
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of the Institute of Physics
Publications: Over 250 refereed scientific papers and 9 co-authored books
Additional Distinctions and highlights
Development of atomic resolution-ETEM and applications.
Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship tenable at Nanocentre (for Dr. Yoshida); UK-India Educational Research Initiative (UKIERI) award; Industrial collaborations with studentships
Visiting Professor, University of Delaware, USA; Awards from the Royal Society-Paul Instrument fund and Institution of Materials (UK) Metaserv awards for electron microscopy.
DuPont Global Engineering Excellence Award for Breakthrough in-situ nanocoating technology invention for high strength polymers
Recent Plenary/Named Lectures
International Advanced Microscopy and Theory Conference, Nagoya, Japan;
Royal Society sponsored international conference on industrial catalysis;
International Microscopy Congress (IMC17-2010) on in-situ Electron Microscopy (EM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
Royal Society conference on Aberration corrected electron microscopy;
Electron microscopy conference, University of Cadiz, Spain;
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India;
Johnson Matthey Lecture;
Lecture, EMAG conference, UK;
Royal Microscopical Society Lecture, Department of Materials, University of Oxford;
French Electron Microscopy Congress, Paris, France;
European Microscopy Congress, Aachen, Germany;
Organiser and Chair
Organiser of internaional symposia including in-situ EM symposium at Microscience 2010, London;
Organiser and Chair of in-situ electron microscopy at European Microscopy Congress,
Organiser and Chair and Catalytic Materials symposium at IMC17, Brazil.
Organiser of Cantor Nanoscience lectures with Departments (2009-2010) and arranging visits of chemistry Nobel Laureates to the Nanocentre.
Editorial boards of journals and as guest editor
Served on editorial boards of journals and as co-editor and guest editor: Microscopy and Microanalysis (Cambridge University Press); Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science (Elsevier); Annual Review of Materials Research (USA); Microscopy Research and Technique (Wiley-Blackwell).
World Technology Network Fellow (elected 2009, New York, USA).
Selected Issued Patents
P L Gai Novel crystalline compositions of doped ceramics US 7101820 issued
P L Gai with N S Subra and B Diemer Novel in situ nanocoating process for titania pigments US PATENT 7029,648 B2
K Kourtakis and P L Gai Vanadium phosphorus oxide catalysts with promoter reagents US Patent 6903047
S M Dalziel, T Friedmann and P L Gai Solid flowable powder with high liquid loading. European patent EP 1,551,570 (15 pages).