Dr. R. G. Reddy is an ACIPCO Endowed Professor of Metallurgy, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His academic administration and research work experiences include: Department Head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Associate Director of Center for Green Manufacturing at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno; Visiting Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; and Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago.

Professor Reddy has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field of chemical and materials engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Utah. He has conducted projects involving
thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical reactions; electrochemical processing of materials, plasma processing of materials, energy efficient and environmental cleaner technologies, ionic liquids and fuel cells.

As the Head of the Department, Dr. Reddy has implemented novel educational and research program with a concerted effort to recruit undergraduate and graduate students. In 2008, the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MTE) successfully received the ABET accreditation for full six-years. The MTE department received 2007 national ranking of #1 materials engineering in productivity.

He has published over 350 research papers and 24 books including one undergraduate student textbook in thermodynamics. He has also presented more than 230 invited lectures and research presentations (72 invited, 15 distinguished /plenary and 5 keynote) in 25 nations (United States, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom). He is the recipient of 4 USA patents.

As an Endowed Chair Professor in the college of engineering and administrator of many research projects (funding from including NSF, DOE, DOD, Industries), Dr. Reddy has advised and worked with over 87 research scholars, students and visiting scientists. For his outstanding contribution to the field, his alma mater the University of Utah recognized him as a John Lewis Distinguished Lecturer of the year.

Dr. Reddy is an Editor-in-chief of Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production and Associate Editor of Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion. He has served in many leadership positions within the College of Engineering, University and other national and international organizations. Chair/member of 25 professional societies committees, 52 technical sessions, and 25 public and universities committees; consultant to more than 25 industries, federal institutions and Universities; taught 12 continuing education/short courses; He is serving on several committees at the materials societies including TMS, SME and ASM international. He has successfully organized 26 national and international symposia including most recently the National Science Foundation 2003 NSF Design, Service, and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference. He was appointed as the University of Alabama Coordinator for the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) and NASA, and served as Council Member for the Alabama State Committee for Department of Defense-EPSCoR programs.

Honors and awards include: Who’s Who in Technology Today, National Dean’s list, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi Society. Several of his students received outstanding student /research awards.  He has received the Service Award and the Best Research Paper Award from Light Metals Division, TMS. Dr. Reddy also received the Research Award from J. Manufacturing Society. He is the recipient of the Eminent Engineer of the Tau Beta Pi Society and also the TMS Extraction & Processing 2002 Distinguished Lecture Award, the 2005 Milton E. Wadsworth Award for Extractive Metallurgy of SME-AIME, the 2006 ATA Award for Excellence in Engineering, ATA, USA, 2006 Henry Krumb Lecturer, SME-AIME, 2006-07.  He is the recipient of the 2009 EPD/TMS Science Award, 2009 EPD/TMS Distinguished Service Award and 2012 TMS Alexander Scott Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of ASM International and Distinguished Member (Fellow) of SME, SME-AIME, USA.


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