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  • Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Professor, Metallurgical Engineering

Professional Service

  • ASM International. Role: Selecting Gold Medal Winner. Member, ASM Gold Medal Award Committee. 2020 - present
  • Role: Organizer And Chair. Entity: Materials Science and Technology Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing of Titanium. 2013 - 2014
  • Entity: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions Journal Key Reader and Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Entity: TMS/ASM Composite Materials Committee Member. 2011 - present
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Role: Member. Titanium Committee. 2008 - present
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Role: Member. Mechanical Behaivor Committee. 1999 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Elected to serve as Chair of ASM Gold Medal Committee. This is the top award committee in all of ASM. American Society for Materials International, 2021
  • Outstanding Researcher Award. Department of Metallurgical Engineering, 2016
  • Honored in Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. University of Utah, 2016
  • Outstanding Teaching Award. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, 2007
  • Champion H. Mathewson Award, for notable contribution to Metallurgical Science. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society , 2006
  • Stoel Rives Utah Innovation Award Finalist. Stoel Rives Inc., 2004
  • Outstanding Conference Chair Citation. United Engineering Foundation, NY, 1998
  • Outstanding Teaching Award. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, 1997
  • U.S. Air Force Citation for Exemplary Research. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, 1994
  • NRC Research Fellowship Award. National Research Council, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, 1989
  • A. K. Bose Gold Medal for Nationally Best M. Eng Thesis. Indian Institute of Metals, 1985
  • A. A. Krishnan Medal for best M. Eng. Thesis. Indian Institute of Science, 1985
  • K. P. Abraham Medal for highest GPA in M Eng Class. Indian Institute of Science, 1985
  • Second Prize for B. Eng. Thesis. Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu, 1983

Internal Service

  • TMS Awards Committee. 2017 - present. service.
  • Senate Representative for CMES. 2016 - 2019. service.
  • Faculty Search Committee. 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Member, College Council. 2012 - 2016. service.
  • Undergraduate Student Advisor. 2012 - 2014. service.
  • Deparment of Materials Science and Engieering. Program Review Committee Member, 2011 - 2011. service.
  • RPT Committee Chair. 2010 - 2014. service.
  • University Promotion & Tenure Advisory Committee. Member, 2007 - 2010. service.
  • Graduate Admissions committee. Member, 1999 - present. service.
  • Co-ordinator of Materials Characterization Facility. 1997 - present. service.