January 6, 2018
Speaker: K S Narayana Rao
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INDIAN STRUCTURAL INTEGREITY SOCIETY (InSIS)
c/o Fatigue and Structural Integrity Group
Structural Technologies Division
CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories
Bangalore 560 017, INDIA
Phone: +91-(0)80-2508 6310 / 6300
Fax: +91-(0)80-2508 6301
Mobile : (0)9663847107
Dr. Ashok Saxena is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas where in the past he has served as the Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Engineering and the Raymond and Irma Giffels’ Chair, and the Billingsley Endowed Chair. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Saxena previously held the position of Regents’ Professor and Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and was a Fellow Scientist at the Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh. He also served as the Vice Chancellor of Galgotias University in India for a two-year period between 2012-2014.
Dr. Saxena received his MS and PhD degrees from University of Cincinnati in 1972 and 1974, respectively in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and his B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1970 in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Saxena’s area of research is mechanical behavior of materials focusing on linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics and fracture in materials at high temperatures under creep and creep-fatigue conditions. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions in the field of fracture research that include the George Irwin Medal (1992) from ASTM, the ASTM Award of Merit and Fellow (1994), Fellow of ASM International (1996), Fellow of International Congress on Fracture (2009) and Georgia Tech Outstanding Research Author Award (1993). He is a recipient of the Wohler Fatigue Medal from the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS, 2010) and is an elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (2016) and the recipient of the Paul C. Paris Gold Medal from International Congress on Fracture (2017). He has authored/co-authored/edited eight books and over 250 research publications.