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Mrinal Thakur is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Auburn University in Alabama, USA. He holds a series of patents on electrically conductive polymers.[1] Thakur claims that the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry to Alan J. Heeger, Alan MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa was awarded for a scientific result he disproved in 1988: that only conjugated polymers could conduct electricity.[2]


Thakur was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002.[2] He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in Physics from Visva-Bharati University.

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  2. a b Telegraph India 17 July 2006

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