Williams Companies Distinguished Chair Professor & Oklahoma State University Director Energy Technologies-Tulsa
Sc.D., Ceramics 1973 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
M.S., Physical Metallurgy 1969 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
B.S., Metallurgical Eng. 1967 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST
Novel Methods of Processing Nanostructured Thin Films, Ferroelectrics, Ceramics/Composites, CVD Coatings, Diamond Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors, Materials for SOFC, MCFC, and Na-S Batteries Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Novel Nanoscale Thin FilmsElectromechanical Behavior and Fatigue of Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric CeramicsMechanical Behavior of Ceramics and Ceramic CompositesRole of Interfaces on Composite BehaviorMicromechanics of Composites and "Smart" Ferroelectric MaterialsNon-Destructive Evaluations of Materials Testing and Characterization of Materials.
Active in the affairs of the American Ceramic Society, ASMInternational, and ECI (Engineering Conferences international).
Organized an international conference on “ Novel and Emerging Ceramic Composites” held in 2006.
On the board of advisers to EIC, Materials Science & Engineering Journal, and international advisory committee of the Brazilian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering.
Active in the planning and review boards of the several funding agencies such as NRC, NSF, DOE, NASA, ONR, AFOSR, and ARO. He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences of Materials Science and Engineering.
A total of over 250 in refereed Journals, 187 oral/invited presentations, 25 granted Patents.