Dr. Mariappan

Dr. Mariappan P. Paranthaman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

San Leandro, Calif. — ASM International recently announced that one Indian American, one Indian, and two of Indian origin were named 2014 Fellows of the society, which recognizes them for their distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering and to develop a broadly based forum of technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the group. 

Those named includes Dr. Mariappan P. Paranthaman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.; Javad Mostaghimi, professor at the University of Toronto, Canada; Dr. Priti Wanjara of the National Research Council Canada in Montreal; and Dr. Ashim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, scientist at the Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory in Hyderabad, India.

Paranthaman was recognized for “the development of novel epitaxial buffer layers on textured templates, enabling high critical current density superconductor films, and developing mesoporous architectures destined for high performance energy storage applications."

While Mostaghimi was recognized for "pioneering developments related to thermal plasmas and thermal spray coatings," Wanjara received her recognition for “distinguished scientific and engineering contributions in the development and application of materials processing technologies for manufacturing materials in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and power generation industries."

Mukhopadhyay was recognized for “sustained and significant technical and scientific contributions in the areas of physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys, and for the development and commercial production of these materials for structural application."

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