Title: Co-Owner, Chemist, Business Executive
Company: ADI LLC
Location: Pittsford, New York, United States
M. Akram Sandhu, Co-Owner, Chemist, Business Executive at ADI, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of business analytics.
Heavily influenced by his mother and his grandfather, Dr. Sandhu comes from a renowned family in Pakistan. His grandfather led the community and watched a young Dr. Sandhu, which contributed to Dr. Sadhu’s work ethic and business training. Additionally, his mother always encouraged him to pursue his education. Fascinated by how things were made, Dr. Sandhu combined his strong mind for business and his love for chemistry. Dr. Sandhu pursued an education at the University of Punjab, earning a Master of Science in technology in 1961. Afterward, he obtained a PhD from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1967, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship for the Walter Reed Army Research Command at the University of Minnesota from 1967 to 1970.
Dr. Sandhu began his career as a National Institutes of Health fellow at the University of Minnesota from 1967 to 1970, before progressing into the role of a senior research chemist at the Eastman Kodak Company from 1970 to 1978. From 1978 to 1998, he found success as a laboratory head, a senior research associate, and a director of business development for Kodak and as a vice president at Nanosystems LLC. Between the 1999 and 2018, Dr. Sandhu served on the board of directors for AKSA-SDS, a company for which he was also a co-founder and president, and also served as the chief operating officer and president of the AKSA Corporation. From 2000 to 2018, he devoted his time as the co-owner, chemist, business executive, and chairman for ADI LLC.
Notably, Dr. Sandhu has contributed many articles to professional journals and holds over 40 U.S. patents. A grantee of the University of Strathclyde from 1964 to 1967, he was also awarded a Hamilton Barrett Research Prize in 1965. Dr. Sandhu founded the Pakistani American Society and has been affiliated with the Royal Institute of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is most proud of the first invention he made in Pakistan: a synthesizing method for a product. To those looking to enter the field, Dr. Sandhu advises them to have a clear vision of what they want to create and find others who share that vision.
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