Three Indians were named as Fellows of American Society for Metals (ASM) in the fourth week of August 2015. These three Indians along with three other Indian-origin persons featured among the list of 29 fellows who were named as Fellows of ASM for 2015.
While, the Indian Fellows were Pradeep Goyal, Vivekanand Kain, and Gankidi Madhusudhan Reddy, the Indian-origin achievers were Pranesh Aswath, Suveen Mathaudhu and Muthukumarasamy Sadayappan.
All the 29 persons were honoured for their contributions in the field of materials science and engineering. The fellows will be presented with their awards in October 2015 during the Materials Science and Technology event at Columbus in Ohio State of the USA.
Pradeep Goyal: He is the CMD for Pradeep Metals Ltd. in Mumbai. He was chosen for his establishment of the internationally-known Industrial Microwave Research Centre and for his contributions towards environmental and energy improvements in ore and petrochemical processing industries using new technologies.
Vivekanand Kain: He a professor and scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. He was selected for significant contributions focused on understanding and controlling corrosion in nuclear power plants, especially the corrosion of stainless steel and nickel and zirconium based alloys.
Gankidi Madhusudhan Reddy: He is a scientist at the Defence Metallurgical Research Lab in Hyderabad. He was picked up for his outstanding contributions in welding science and technology with special emphasis on the development of solutions enabling the fabrication of critical components used in defence and aerospace applications.
Pranesh Aswath: He is a professor and associate dean at the University of Texas in Arlington, the USA. He was selected for his significant contributions to the science of tribology through establishing fundamental relationships between lubricant additive chemistry, tribofilm formation and friction and wear.
Suveen Mathaudhu: He is an assistant professor at UC Riverside and he was selected for his scientific leadership, management, and advocacy of the US Army materials research efforts, and in particular for the development and support of new advanced lightweight metals and bulk nano-structured materials.
Muthukumarasamy Sadayappan: He is a research scientist at Canmet Materials in Canada. He was selected as a Fellow for his significant contributions to the field of non-ferrous foundry metallurgy and solidification processing.
About American Society for Metals (ASM)
It is a technical community of experts associated with materials science and engineering.
The fellowship of the ASM was created in 1969 to provide recognition to for their distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering, and to develop a broad-based forum of technical and professional leaders to serve as advisers to the society.
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