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Materials science researcher honored as Fellow by ASM International

International honor

University of Texas at Arlington


IMAGE: Pranesh Aswath is a UT Arlington professor of Materials Science and Engineering. view more

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Pranesh Aswath, associate dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering and professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of ASM International, the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers.

He will receive his award at the Materials Science & Technology conference in Columbus, Ohio, in October.

"ASM is the pre-eminent society for any materials scientist. Being made a Fellow is recognition of contributions to the field, so it's a great honor. I'm also proud of my contributions on the education side as a member of ASM's Action in Education Committee, which sets the agenda for materials education nationwide," Aswath said.

Aswath was recognized "for significant contributions in the synthesis, processing, phase equilibria, defect structure and characterization of functional ceramic films for electrical, magnetic, optical and energy applications."

His work is now focused on biological applications for ceramics in orthopedic regeneration.

In addition, Aswath was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Society for Tribology and Lubrication Engineers for his contributions in the field of tribology and lubrication. His research has resulted in more than 150 journal and conference papers, 15 issued and pending patents and more than 150 presentations in national and international conferences.

"Dr. Aswath is well-deserving of this honor. His contributions to our knowledge of ceramics are many, and his discoveries have helped others immensely," Khosrow Behbehani, dean of the College of Engineering, said. "The College of Engineering has benefitted from his tireless service and are delighted that his contributions are recognized at the highest level."

According to ASM, the honor of Fellow of the Society was established to provide recognition of members for distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering, the Society, and in order to develop a broadly based forum for technical and professional leaders to serve as advisers to the Society.

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari is also a Fellow of ASM. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of ASM members are recognized as Fellows each year.

ASM is the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with more than 30,000 members worldwide. The society is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.


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