Manjusri Misra, PhD, Fellow RSC(UK), Fellow AIChE

Manjusri Misra
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 ext: 58935
Room 2511

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Composites Part C - Elsevier's latest open access journal about composite science

Materials Today


Announcement: New Journal on Composite Science
Introducing Composites Part C: Open Access

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We are delighted to announce the launch of Composites Part C: Open Access, a sister journal to Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Composites Part B: Engineering, and Composite Structures. The journal publishes high-quality, peer-refereed original research articles and reviews on a broad range of composite materials. All research articles are freely available via the Internet upon publication to maximize the readership. Authors are welcome to submit your work to the most relevant topical section via its dedicated editorial channel:

I. Sustainable Composites

II. Multi-functional Composites

III. Composite Structures

Submissions that fit into any of the 3 topical sections are welcome. For details of each topical section, please check Guide for Authors.


Amar Mohanty, PhD
Editor-in-Chief | Sustainable Composites

Adrian Mouritz, PhD
Editor-in-Chief | Multi-functional Composites

António Ferreira, PhD
Editor-in-Chief | Composite Structures

Composites Part C: Open Access

Composites Part C: Open Access is an open access journal. Find out more.

Research Interests

  • Bio-Based New Materials
  • Green Nanotechnology
  • Polymer Nanotechnology
  • Nanostructured Materials & Devices
  • Nano Particles & Applications
  • Pyrolysis of Biomass and Characterization of Biocarbon for Composite Applications
  • Surface treatment of micro and nanofibers and fiber-matrix adhesion
  • Nanobiocomposites from carbon nanotubes, alumina nanowhisker, silver nanoparticles and cellulose nanofibers
  • Electrospinning processing
  • 3D Printing of Biobased Materials
  • Nanobio materials & tissue engineering
  • Bio-based polymers (Polylactides-PLA, Polyhydroxyalkanoates-PHAs, Cellulose plastics, Soy protein plastics, Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles-DDGS plastics, lignin plastics, poly(trimethylene terephthalate)-Sorona™ Polymer), their blends, composites and nanocomposites
  • Biocomposites from flax, hemp, kenaf, jute, sisal, henequen, cellulose, bamboo, corn stalk, soy stalk, wheat straw, talc and fly ash
  • Functionalized plant oils
  • Biobased Polyesters and their Composites
  • Biobased Epoxies and their Composites
  • Reactive extrusion processing
  • Extrusion and injection molding of biocomposites
  • Multilayer injection molding
  • Biocomposite sheet molding compounds
  • Biocomposite powder processing (BioSMC)
  • Microwave processing of biocomposites
  • Vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) of biocomposites
  • Novel materials derived from starch and chitosan

Undergraduate Courses

  • ENGG*2120 Material Science
  • ENGG*2660 Biological Engineering

Graduate Courses

  • ENGG*6130 Physical Properties of Biomaterials

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, M.A.Sc & MEng Student Openings in Biological Engineering with Funding

Funded Graduate Opportunities available in my research group - PhD, M.A.Sc & MEng in Biological Engineering*

This graduate opportunity is for graduate students pursuing a degree in Biological Engineering for the following research areas in my team.

  • 3D Printing of Bioplastics and Biocomposites
  • Bioplastics and Biobased Polymers
  • Biocomposites (Natural Fibre Composites) and Polymer Blends
  • Green Composites including Recyclability, Durability and Biodegradability Studies
  • Biobased Nanocomposites and Nanoblends
  • Biomedical Applications for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
  • Biomass and Biomaterials Sustainability
  • Value-added Biobased Materials from the Coproducts/Byproducts of Biofuel Industries
  • Biodegradability (Compostability)

For entry in the PhD Biological Engineering program, candidates must hold a thesis-based Master’s degree in engineering.

For entry in the M.A.Sc./MEng programs, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science.

If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit the results of a standardized language test. Please see the chart for acceptable tests and required scores. Please refer to the School of Engineering website for department requirements.

For more information on how to apply, please contact me by e mail: with a copy to

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.

A preliminary selection will be made based on the interviews to qualify the prospective candidate to apply for graduate studies at the University of Guelph. Selection does not guarantee acceptance for graduate studies.

*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.