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Professor Siddhartha Pathak Receives Young Leaders Award

Professor Siddhartha Pathak, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, received the Young Leaders Professional Development Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, or TMS, at the TMS annual meeting in San Diego.

The award aims to enhance the professional development of young members of the TMS by involving them in the long-term planning of the TMS and encouraging them to pursue leadership roles in the society. Pathak is one of two recipients from the Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD) of TMS for 2017.

“TMS membership is an important part of my professional career development in the field of materials science,” Pathak said. “The TMS MPMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award will enable me immensely to enhance my professional development.”

Pathak’s research focuses on quantitative measurement of material behavior on a microscopic level, ranging from the sub-micron to nanometer scale, over a wide variety of material systems. His research has applications in the manufacturing, energy and biomedical fields.

Professor Siddhartha Pathak

His work has addressed the mechanical behavior of materials exposed to radiation, the micro-scale study of bone conditions such as osteoporosis, and the manufacture of strong, flexible composite materials using a bio-inspired, nano-layered design.

Siddhartha received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia PA where he was a recipient of the 2009 Drexel University Research Award and was the finalist for the ‘2009 doctoral student deemed to have the most promise in enhancing Drexel’s reputation in the future in the Mathematical Sciences and Engineering’ award. Siddhartha completed his Bachelor degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering College), Warangal, A.P.

Prior to joining UNR, Siddhartha worked at numerous well known scientific institutions including Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico; CalTech, Pasadena, California and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland.

Courtesy: This news story and picture was first released and reported by the University of Nevada, Reno.

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