Department of Mechanical & Aerospace
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace

Academic Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
Year Award
2015:Lifetime Achievement in Engineering Award, Central Florida Engineers, 2015
2012:Selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow by the U.S. National Academies to work for one year at the U.S. State Department in advising on science policy matters., 2012
2011:Listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the top 100 researchers (actual number is 40) in the field of materials science who achieved the highest citation impact scores for their papers published since January 2000.
2003:Listed by the Institute of Scientific Information as one of the 214 most cited researchers in materials science from 17 countries (including USA, UK, Japan, Germany, France, …)
2012:University of Central Florida Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, 2012
2012:Alternate member, University Senate, 2012
2012:Member, University RIA Committee, 2012
2012:Member, CECS RIA Committee, 2012
2012:Member, CECS Awards Committee, 2012
2012:Chairman, MMAE Honors and Awards Committee, 2012
2010:MMAE Teacher of the Year Award (Undergraduate level)
2009:MMAE Teacher of the Year Award (Graduate level)
2009:Member, Joint Commission on Metallurgical and Materials Transactions
2008:Senior Visitor Award by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science.
2008:Lee Hsun Research Award by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China.
2007:ASM-IIM Lectureship Award
2006:University of Central Florida Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2005 – to date:Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, published by Taylor and Francis.
2004 – 2007: Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida
2003 – to date:Member, Editorial Advisory Board of International Materials Reviews, published by ASM International and Institute of Materials, London, UK
2003 – to date:Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, published by Springer.
2003 – to date:Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America
2003:University of Central Florida MMAE Department Researcher of the Year award
2001:International Expert on Mechanical Alloying to advise scientists at the GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht, Germany.
1999 – to date:Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Metastable and Non-Equilibrium Materials, published by TransTech Publications.
1999 – to date:Member of Editorial Committee, Powder Metallurgy Briefs, published by Metal Powder Industries Federation
1998 – to date:Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Materials Science and Engineering A, published by Elsevier.
1998:Awarded the DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
1995:Elected Fellow of ASM International
1994 – to date:Member, Board of Reviewers, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A of TMS
1994:Elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, London, UK
1993:Awarded the Best Technical Paper Award by the Steel Authority of India Ltd., Ranchi for 1992-1993
1992:ASM-IIM Lectureship Award
1986:Visitor to Oxford, Cambridge and Sheffield Universities in U.K. under the British Council program of Academic Links Interchange Scheme (ALIS).
1983:NATIONAL METALLURGIST'S DAY AWARD of the Union Ministry of Steel and Mines, Government of India, for significant contributions to the field of "Rapid Solidification of Metals"
1983:Editor, Bulletin of the Electron Microscope Society of India
1979 – 1980: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship for collaborative research at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
1974:YOUNG SCIENTIST'S MEDAL of the Indian National Science Academy for outstanding contributions to "modern metallography" (for persons below 30 years of age)
1973: Royal Society Commonwealth Bursary to carry out research at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
1972:Pandya Memorial SILVER MEDAL of the Indian Institute of Metals for the paper adjudged to be of highest merit among those published in their TRANSACTIONS by Associate Members
1967:Banaras Hindu University GOLD MEDAL for securing the highest percentage of marks in the M.S. (Met. Eng.) Examination
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