Prof. Raj N. Singh, Dr. Bhakta B. Rath and Dr. Amit Pandey
Prof. Raj N. Singh, Dr. Bhakta B. Rath and Dr. Amit Pandey

Ohio: Indian Americans continue to make their name in the science and technology frontier in the US. Three Indian Americans are among the top US scientists now honoured for their work by ASM International, the world's largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists body.

Dr. Bhakta B. Rath, Prof. Raj N. Singh and Amit Pandey have been named as the recipients of the ASM International 2016 Awards.

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.

He was awarded, "For leadership in promoting basic research and advanced exploratory developments in multi-disciplinary fields of materials science and engineering and promoting technological innovation for commercial sector and for national security."

The medal was established in 1943 to honor an executive in an organisation, one of whose important activities is the production, fabrication or use of metals and other materials.

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, according to IndiaWest.

He serves on several planning, review, selection committees and advisory boards for both the Navy and the Department of Defense.

Rath has received numerous honors and awards.

Singh, a professor at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahma, 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 for aircraft turbines and energy storage."

The award, established in 1934 is in honor of a distinguished teacher, metallographer and metallurgist, recognises pioneering materials science and engineering achievements that have stimulated organized work along similar lines to such an extent that a marked basic advance has been made in the knowledge of materials science and engineering.

Singh, who received his B.S. from IIT Kanpur, M.S. from the University of Manitoba and his Sc.D. degree from MIT, is a recipient of numerous awards.

He is author or co-author of over 250 research articles, 25 patents and articles in several books.

Pandey, who is with Rolls Royce LG Fuel Cell System, is the 2016 recipient of the Emerging Professional Achievement Award.

The award, established in 2010, recognizes and honors extraordinary ASM volunteers who are less senior individuals.

A graduate of IIT Varanasi (B.Tech), University of Arizona (M.S.) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (Ph.D.), Pandey has served as a visiting scientist at Tohoku University, a postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and a research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory prior to becoming the development lead at the Canton, Ohio-based LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc.

A total of 20 awards were announced by ASM International to 36 people.

The awards will be presented at ASM's annual awards dinner on October 25 in Salt Lake City, Utah, during Materials Science and Technology 2016.

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