Raj Singh, Sc.D., head of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and world-renowned expert on ceramic matrix composites, will receive the 2016 Albert Sauveur Achievement Award this fall for his pioneering contributions to materials science and engineering.
ASM International, the world’s largest professional society of materials innovation, will present the award during its annual conference in Salt Lake City on Oct. 23-27.
“As one of the premier materials scientists, Dr. Singh brings the distinction and knowledge that have proven invaluable to his students,” OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett said. “He has invented several advanced materials that are being used by and have transformed industries throughout the world.”
Established in 1934, the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award recognizes those whose pioneering achievements have led to significant advancements in the materials science and engineering field.
According to the citation, Singh was selected for the honor 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.”
In addition to his duties as head of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Singh also is Williams Companies Distinguished Chair Professor and was awarded the OSU Regents Professorship in 2015.
A fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Singh’s research has been used to develop many products in the aerospace, energy and automotive industries, including more efficient turbine engines for General Electric that are being used in Boeing aircraft and more powerful sodium-sulfur batteries utilized by American Electric Power.
He has published more than 260 articles in refereed journals and made more than 220 presentations around the world on his research. He has been granted 27 patents and received more than $14 million in research funding since beginning his academic career in 1991.
Before joining the faculty at OSU-Tulsa in 2012, Singh served for 21 years in various faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati, including head of the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department. 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.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, Singh earned a Master of Science in Physical Metallurgy from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and a Doctor of Science in Ceramics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Singh is an American Ceramic Society Fellow, University of Cincinnati Graduate School Fellow and ASM International Fellow. He is a member of the international advisory committee for the Brazilian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering and 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.
He is an active member of the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Engineering Conferences International. Singh has organized many professional conferences and serves on the review committees for several funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, NASA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.