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Three Indian Americans among ASM International award winners

Indian-Americans Dr. Bhakta B. Rath

Washington, Sep 1 (UITV)- Three Indian-Americans Dr. Bhakta B. Rath, Raj N. Singh and Dr. Amit Pandey were among the ASM International award winners for 2016.

The awards were named by the organization’s board of trustees. The awards program recognizes achievements of members of the materials science and engineering community.

Rath, the associate director of research and head of the materials science and technology directorate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, was awarded with the medal for the Advancement of Research.

Born in Banki, India, Rath received a B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from Utkal University, an M.S. in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a doctorate from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Medal for the Advancement of Research was established in 1943 to honor an executive in an organization, one of those important activities is the production, fabrication or use of metals and other materials.

Singh, an aluminous from IIT Kanpur, received the 2016 Albert Sauveur Achievement Award “for pioneering and original scientific and technological contributions to science and technology of materials through innovative processing and in situ studies leading to commercialization of aircraft turbines and energy storage.”

Dr. Amit Pandey with Rolls Royce LG Fuel Cell System is the 2016 recipient of the Emerging Professional Achievement Award. Established in 2010, recognizes and honors extraordinary ASM volunteers who are less senior individuals – typically less than five years of postgraduate experience – who have made a significant impact on ASM International through devoted service and dedication to the future of the society.

A total of 20 awards were handed out by ASM International to 36 people and two landmark destinations.