Materials, Devices and Processes for Energy and Environmental Sustainability
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Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
110 Cummington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Education and Training
B. Tech, Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1980)
Ph.D, Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA (1984)

Research and Professional Experience
Six years of industrial and twenty three years of academic research experience in high temperature chemical and electrochemical processes, including fuel cells, sensors, membrane separation, batteries, and metals extraction and refining. Authored and co-authored over 170 publications and licensed 21 patents

Thermodynamics, kinetics, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, solid-state chemistry, transport phenomena, materials processing, environmental engineering and green manufacturing

Boston University, Boston, MA, USA- September 2011 to Present, Professor, Division of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering; July 2008 to August 2011, Division Head of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; September 2005 to June 2008, Chairman and Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering; September 2000 to May 2008, Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering; January 1998 to August 2000, Associate Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA- July 1995 to December 1997, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; April 1990 to June 1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA- December 1986 to March 1990, Senior Scientist
Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Research Center, Brackenridge, PA, USA- February 1984 to November 1986, Senior Engineer

TMS Extraction and Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer Award (2015)
Academic Master for China's 111 Project (2014)
2012 Distinguished Foreign Scientist Award, CSIR, India
2009 Mann Red Mayne Medal for the paper "Solid Oxide Membrane Technology for Environmentally Sound Production of Titanium", from the Inst. of Matls., Minerals and Mining.
TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Resource Education Award (2008)
TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Award (2003)
TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Award (2000)
John Chipman Chair at MIT (1990-1997)
ALCOA Foundation Science Support Award (1995)
Frank B. Lounsberry Award, presented by Allegheny Ludlum Corporation (1985)

Major Services and Memberships: Editorial Board, Advances in Manufacturing, Springer; Associate Editor, J. of Materials Chemistry and Physics; Principal Editor (past), Journal of Materials Research; Key Reader, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions; Advisor (past), Journal of Metals; Member, Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society); Member, Alpha Sigma Mu (National Materials Science and Engineering Honor Society); Member, The Metals, Minerals, and Materials Society; Member, Materials Research Society; Member, American Ceramic Society; and Member, Electrochemical Society.