ANIL VASUDEO VIRKAR portrait
  • Chair Department of Material Science & Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Elected Distinguished Life Member (DLM) of The American Ceramic Society. The American Ceramic Society was founded in 1899. Beginning 1931 it started awarding DLM to select members. To date only a total of 170 DLM awards have been given with over hundreds of thousands of members. Current members are over 11,000. The American Ceramic Society, 10/08/2021
  • One of the founding members (about 30 in total) of UAES. Utah Academy of Engineering and Science (UAES), 10/02/2021
  • Elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI). National Academy of Inventors, 12/15/2016
  • H. Kent Bowen Endowed Chair in Materials Science and Engineering. University of Utah, 05/2015
  • Outstanding Achievement Award of the Department of Materials Science and Enginering. Northwestern University, 05/2015
  • John Jeppson Award. Amercican Ceramic Society, 10/31/2013
  • James I Mueller Award. American Ceramic Society, 01/31/2013
  • Dow Distinguished Lecturer: 'Transport-Induced Instability in Electrochemical Devices: Fuel Cells, Batteries, Electrolyzers'. Northwestern University, 02/21/2012
  • Elected Fellow of ASM International. ASM International, 10/18/2010
  • Distinguished Lecture. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 11/04/2009
  • Keynote Speaker (Lecture and Plaque). University of Pennsylvania, 09/26/2009
  • Distinguished Speaker (Lecture and Plaque). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 04/10/2009

Internal Service

  • Faculty Search Committee. Member , 11/20/2019 - present. Department service.
  • College RPT Committee. 11/07/2019 - 12/20/2019. College service.