Raj Singh, Sc.D., head of the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering, Williams Companies Distinguished Chair Professor and director of Energy Technologies programs, was honored recently as an OSU Regents Professor at the University Awards Convocation in Stillwater.
“Since joining the faculty at OSU-Tulsa, Dr. Singh led the establishment of the materials science and engineering program,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “His leadership has helped further distinguish the Helmerich Research Center as an asset for academic research and a partner of industry in Oklahoma.”
Singh joined OSU-Tulsa in 2012 after serving in several faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati. He spent more than 11 years at the General Electric Research and Development Center in Schenectady, N.Y. and six years at the Argonne National Laboratory.
Singh is widely published in academic journals and has received more than $14 million in research funding since beginning his academic career in 1991. Earlier this year, he was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a highly prestigious distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in research.
As the head of the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering, Singh has overseen the establishment of both a master’s and doctoral degree program. In addition to his administrative duties, Singh also conducts research on nanostructured materials, thermal management, fuel cells, energy storage materials, biomaterials, composites and electrical ceramics.
He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the University of Cincinnati Graduate School and ASM International. Singh serves on the international advisory committee for the Brazilian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Journal of International Scholarly Research Notices Ceramics, Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials and JSM Chemistry.
The title of Regents Professor is bestowed to recognize a scholar or creative artist of exceptional ability who has achieved national and international distinction. A nominee must be recognized by colleagues, nationally and internationally, for past and current unique contributions and accomplishments in several areas within the discipline.