Rajiv Mishra

Materials Science and Engineering
University Distinguished Research Professor

Discovery Park C136F

Rajiv Mishra
Areas of Expertise:
  • Materials and Manufacturing
About

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Education
  • Ph.D., Metallurgy (1988), University of Sheffield, UK, with Brunton Medal.
    “The Influence of Microstructure on the Diffusional Creep of Alloys”
    Faculty Advisors: Professor G. W. Greenwood and Professor H. Jones
  • M.Tech., Metallurgical Eng. (1985), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
    “Superplasticity in Al-Zn eutectoid and Pb-Sn eutectic alloys”
    Faculty Advisor: Professor G. S. Murty
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering (1982)
    University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
Research
  • Friction stir welding and processing
  • Processing and properties of ultrafine grained materials (including nanocrystalline)
  • Superplastic forming
  • High temperature mechanical behavior of materials (particularly creep and superplasticity)
  • Discontinuously reinforced aluminum composites
  • Nanophase aluminum alloys
  • Bulk metallic glasses
  • Materials selection for alternative energy systems
  • Hydrokinetic energy
Publications
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Professional Experience
  • 2011 - present Professor, UNT
  • Jan. 2009 - present Curators' Professor, Missouri S&T
  • Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2008 Professor, Missouri S&T
  • Sept. 2003 - Aug. 2006 Associate Professor, Missouri S&T
  • Aug. 1999 - Aug. 2003 Assistant Professor, Missouri S&T
  • July 1997 - July 1999 Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC-Davis
  • March 1994 - June 1997 Post Graduate Research Associate, UC-Davis
  • 1989 - 1994 Group Leader, Creep Group, DMRL, Hyderabad, India
  • 1993 - 1994 Project Leader, DMRL, Hyderabad, India
  • Fall 2008 Visiting Faculty, UI-UC

Professional Affiliations

The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

  • Vice-chair (2010-2013) of TMS Structural Materials Division Council
  • Member, Energy Materials Innovation Impact Team (Materials Integration in Clean Energy Systems)
  • Past Chair (2002-04) of the joint ASM/TMS Committee on Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Member, TMS Shaping & Forming Committee, TMS Powder Materials Committee

American Society of Metals (ASM)

  • Past Vice-Chair of the Nanomaterials Task Force
  • Past Member of New Products and Services Committee

American Welding Society

  • Life Member of Materials Research Society of India
Honors and Awards
  • 2010 - Co-recipient of Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation 
               awarded to the Center for Friction Stir Processing by NSF-IUCRC Directors 
               Association
  • 2009 - Fellow, ASM International
  • 2008 - Curators’ Professor
  • 2007 - Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2007 - ASM-IIM Visiting Lecturer, ASM International
  • 2006 - Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2005 - Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2005 - Outstanding Graduate Faculty of SoMEER, Council of Graduate Students, 
                University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2005 - Sustained Teaching Excellence, SoMEER, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2004 - Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2003 - Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2003 - Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching, Honorable mention, SOMM-UMR
  • 2002 - Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2002 - Ranked 148 among researchers in Materials Science worldwide (ISI
               Essential Science Indicator database in Oct. 2002 based on citation of 
               journal papers)
  • 2002 - Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • 2001- Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 2001 - Faculty Performance Shares, University of Missouri
  • 1993 - Young Metallurgist Award from the Indian Institute of Metals, India.
  • 1993 - Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, India.
  • 1988 - Brunton Medal for the best Ph.D. dissertation in the School of Materials from the
               University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1985-1988 - Firth Pre-doctoral Scholarship from the University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1985-1988 - ORS Award from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of UK
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