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

Professor Reddy has over 33 years of teaching and research experience in the field of chemical and materials engineering. He received 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, fuel cells and energy storage.

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

Dr.Reddy has published over 364 research papers and 25 books (3CDs) including one undergraduate student textbook in thermodynamics. He has also delivered more than 250 invited lectures and research presentations in 25 nations. 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 advised and worked with over 92 graduate students, research scholars and visiting scientists. For his outstanding contribution to the field, the two materials societies recognized him with their highest award as a Fellow of ASM International and Distinguished member of the SME.

Dr. Reddy is an Editor-in-chief of Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production and Associate Editor of Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion. Dr.Reddy has served in many leadership positions within the College of Engineering, University and other national and international organizations. Chair/member of more than 43 professional societies committees, 65 technical sessions, and 25 public and universities committees; consultant to more than 20 industries, federal institutions and Universities; taught 12 continuing education/short courses. He has successfully organized 38 national and international symposia including the National Science Foundation 2003 NSF Design, Service, and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference and most recently Carbon Dioxide Reduction.  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: National Dean’s list, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi Society, Who’s Who in Technology Today. Several of his students received outstanding research awards. He has received the Service Award and the Best Research Paper Award , 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, Chicago, USA, 2006 Henry Krumb Lecturer, SME. He is the recipient of the 2009 EPD/TMS Science Award, LMD/TMS Energy committee Energy Paper Award and TMS Distinguished Service Award 2012. Dr. Reddy is a Distinguished Member (Fellow) of SME and a Fellow of ASM International.

 

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