Rajiv Asthana

Professor , University of Wisconsin-Stout
Engineering & Technology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 326 Fryklund Hall
Phone: 715-232-2152
Email: asthanar@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D Materials Engineering
      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI, 1991
    • MS Materials Science
      Indian Institute of Technology
      Kharagpur, India, 1983
    • BS Metallurgical Engineering
      Indian Institute of Technology
      Kharagpur, India, 1980

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Professor
        2005 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Associate Professor
        1999 - 2005
      • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
        Summer Visiting Associate Professor
        2000 - 2004
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Assistant Professor
        1995 - 1999
      • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
        Summer Visiting Assistant Professor
        1996 - 1998
      • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
        Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant
        1987 - 1991

    Industry

      • NASA Glenn Research Center
        Consultant/Summer Guest Researcher (Research supported by Hypersonics Project, Fundamental Aeronautics program, U.S. Air Force, Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (Prometheus), Subsonic Rotary Wing project, Composites for Space Propulsion Systems, U.S. Department of Energy, and NASA faculty fellowship)
        2004 - 2014
      • NASA Glenn Research Center
        NRC Post-Doctoral Research Associate
        1994 - 1995
      • NASA Glenn Research Center
        Project Scientist, Microgravity Materials Division
        January 1993 - December 1993
      • NASA Glenn Research Center
        Post-Doctoral Research Associate (under an agreement between NASA and Cleveland State Univ.)
        1991 - 1993
      • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Advanced Materials & Processes Research Institute, Bhopal, India
        Scientist B
        1983 - 1987

Intellectual Contributions

    Conference Proceeding

    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Purgert, R., Asthana, R., Nowak, R., Turalska, P., Homa, M., & Siewiorek, A. (Accepted). High temperature behavior of liquid Ni-based alloys with oxide ceramics, IN Proceedings of the 72nd World Foundry Congress, 21-25 May 2016, Nagoya, Japan. .
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Purgert, R., Asthana, R., Nowak, R., Homa, M., & Morgiel, J. (Accepted). High-temperature interaction of MgO single crystalline substrates with liquid Ni alloys, IN Proceedings of the 40th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (APMT10), Daytona Beach, Wiley (2016). .
    • Ozaki, T., Hasegawa, Y., Tsuda, H., Mori, S., Halbig, M., Singh, M., Asthana, R., & (Accepted). TEM Analysis of interfaces in diffusion-bonded silicon carbide ceramics joined using metallic interlayers, IN Proceedings of the 40th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, Wiley (2016). .
    • Tsuda, H., Mori, S., Halbig, M., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2015). Diffusion bonding and characterization of sintered fiber-bonded silicon carbide ceramics using boron-molybdenum interlayers, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley. , 35(6), 73-80.
    • Tsuda, H., Mori, S., Halbig, M., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2015). Microstructural observation of interfaces in diffusion bonded silicon carbide ceramics by TEM, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley. , 36 (6), 13-20.
    • Sobczak, N., Purgert, R., Asthana, R., Sobczak, J., Homa, M., Nowak, R., Bruzda, G., Siewiorek, A., & Pirowski, Z. (2015). Wettability and reactivity of Y2O3 with liquid Ni and its alloys, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley. , 36(8), 309-321.
    • Tsuda, H., Mori, S., Halbig, M. C., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2014). Transmission Electron Microscopy of Interfaces in Diffusion-Bonded Silicon Carbide Ceramics; IN Advances in Science and Technology, Trans Tech., Switzerland. , 88, 139–147.
    • Springer, S. L., Asthana, R., Johnson, J. E., & Stradins, L. U. (2013). Academic Endowments and Focused Learning: Initial Experiences within a Manufacturing Engineering Program. , ASEE North Midwest Section.
    • Sobczak, J. J., Drenchev, L. B., Sobczak, N., & Asthana, R. (2013). On Design of Metal-Matrix Composites Lighter than Air; IN Materials Science Forum, Trans Tech, Switzerland. , 736, 55–71.
    • Asthana, R., & Sobczak, N. (2013). Wettability in Joining of Advanced Ceramics and Composites: Issues and Challenges, IN Ceramic Transactions, Wiley. , 248, 589-600.
    • Matsunaga, T., Singh, M., Asthana, R., Lin, H. T., Kajii, S., & Ishikawa, T. (2011). Microstructure and mechanical properties of joints in sintered SiC fiber-bonded ceramics; IN Key Engineering Materials, Trans Tech, Switzerland. , 484, 9–14.
    • Coddington, B., Asthana, R., Halbig, M., & Singh, M. (2010). Active metal brazing and characterization of brazed joints between SiC and metallic systems, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley . , 31(8), 151-161.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2010). Joining of zirconium diboride-based ceramic composites to metallic systems for high-temperature applications, IN Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications, Wiley. , 505-514.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., & Halbig, M. (2009). Integration Technologies for Silicon Nitride-Based Ceramic Systems for Advanced Rotorcraft Applications, IN Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International, American Helicopter Society. , 3, 2203-2211.
    • Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2008). Bonding and integration of C-C composite to Cu-clad-Molybdenum for thermal management applications, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley. , 29(9), 15-26.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2008). Joining and integration of advanced C-C and C-SiC composites to metallic systems for thermal management applications, IN Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications, Wiley. , 493-504.
    • Asthana, R. (2008). Writing a book on the role of materials science in manufacturing for instruction and research: Lessons learned, ASEE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008 (CD ROM Proceedings). .
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2007). Brazing of advanced ceramic composites: Issues and challenges, IN Ceramic Transactions, Wiley. , 198, 9-14.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2007). Critical role of ceramic integration technologies in advanced ceramics in energy and environmental applications, IN Proceedings of International Symposium on Advanced Ceramics and Technology (ACTSEA-2007), Henhchun Town, Taiwan. , 102-103.
    • Asthana, R., Singh, M., & Shpargel, T. (2006). Brazing of ceramic-matrix composites to titanium using metallic glass interlayers, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley. , 27(2), 159-168.
    • Asthana, R., & Schultz, F. (2006). Ceramic brazing: developing a student laboratory project for an introductory engineering materials class, IN Proceedings of the ASEE North Midwest Sectional Conference (CD-ROM). .
    • Singh, M., Shpargel, T., Asthana, R., & Morscher, G. (2006). Effect of composite substrate properties on the mechanical behavior of brazed joints in metal-composite system, IN Brazing and Soldering, ASM and AWS. , 246-251.
    • Singh, M., Shpargel, T., & Asthana, R. (2005). Brazing of stainless steel to yttria-stabilized-zirconia (YSZ) using silver-base brazes, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley. , 26(3), 383-390.
    • Sobczak, N., & Asthana, R. (2005). The role of interfacial phenomena in wetting-bonding relationship in Al/ceramic couples, Ceramic Transactions, Wiley . , 158, 3-17.
    • Asthana, R., Singh, M., & Sobczak, N. (2005). The role of wettability and interfacial phenomena in infiltration processing of ceramic-metal composites, IN Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Wiley. , 3, 249-261.
    • Asthana, R., Bee, D., & Rothaupt, R. (2004). A simple experiment on sintering characteristics of coarse nano-scale alumina powders for manufacturing students, IN Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Meeting, (CD-ROM proceedings). .
    • Singh, M., Shpargel, T., Morscher, G., & Asthana, R. (2004). Active metal brazing of carbon-carbon composites to Ti, IN Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on High-Temperature Ceramic-Matrix Composites (HTCMC-5), American Ceramic Society. , 457-462.
    • Sobczak, N., Nogi, K., Fujii, H., Matsumoto, T., Tamaga, K., & Asthana, R. (2003). The effect of Cr thin films on wettability and bonding in Ni/alumina couples, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials (JASM-VI), ASM Materials Solution Conference, ASM. , 108-115.
    • Asthana, R. (2002). Surface phenomena in diffusion-limited capillary penetration of a porous film by a reactive fluid, IN Surface Engineering: Science and Technology – II, TMS. , 357-367.
    • Asthana, R. (2002). The role of interfacial phenomena in wetting-bonding relationship in Al-Ceramic couples, IN Surfaces, Interfaces and the Science of Ceramic Joining, American Society for Materials. , 158, 3-18.
    • Asthana, R., Sobczak, N., & Sobczak, J. (2001). Cast Composites: Solidification process, structure, properties and applications - recent developments, IN Proceedings of the World Foundry Organization Technical Forum: New Materials in Casting Engineering, WFO, Warsaw (CD-ROM Proceedings). .
    • Sobczak, N., & Asthana, R. (2001). The influence of metallic coatings on structure, wetting and mechanical strength of ceramic/metal interfaces, IN Elevated Temperature Coatings: Science and Technology – IV, TMS. , 233-246.
    • Asthana, R. (2000). An analysis for the capillary penetration kinetics in reactive couples, IN Surface Engineering in Materials Science – I, TMS. , 287-297.
    • Sobczak, N., Asthana, R., Ksiazek, M., Radziwill, W., Mikulowski, B., & Surowiak, I. (2000). The influence of wettability on the interfacial shear strength in the Al-alumina system, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on State-of-the-Art in Cast Metal-Matrix Composites in the Next Millennium, TMS. , 129-142 .
    • Sobczak, J., Slawinski, Z., Sobczak, N., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (2000). The thermal shock resistance of composite materials for cast pistons, IN Maintenance and Reliability, KONES 2000, ISSN 1507-2711, Polska Akademia Nauk. .
    • Sobczak, J., Slawinski, Z., Sobczak, N., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (2000). The thermal shock resistance of particulate- and short fiber-reinforced cast Al-matrix composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on State-of-the-Art in Cast Metal-Matrix Composites in the Next Millennium, TMS. , 189-202.
    • Rohatgi, P., Sobczak, J., Asthana, R., & Kim, J. (1996). Modeling of two-phase slurries to fabricate high quality composites using the vortex technique, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/2) . , 631-633.
    • Rohatgi, P., Sobczak, J., Asthana, R., & Kim, J. (1995). Mixing quality modeling of rotating two-phase slurries for composite fabrication using the vortex method, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Cast Composites, Foundry Technical Associations (CIATF/WFO), Zakopane, Poland. , 134-137.
    • Asthana, R., Tewari, S., & Bowman, R. (1994). Influence of fabrication technique and alloying on the interfacial shear strength of sapphire fiber-reinforced NiAl-matrix composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on High Performance Composites: Commonalty of Phenomena, TMS. , 21-33.
    • Tewari, S., Asthana, R., Tiwari, R., & Bowman, R. (1994). Influence of interfacial reactions on the fiber push-out behavior in sapphire fiber reinforced NiAl(Yb) composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Control of Interfaces in Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites, TMS. , 255-273.
    • Rohatgi, P., Narendranath, C., Khan, M., Asthana, R., & Sohal, M. (1994). Suspension of ceramic particles in liquid metals for synthesis of composites, IN Transport Phenomena in Solidification, HTD-vol. 284/AMD-vol. 182, ASME. , 197-203.
    • Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., Tewari, S., & Narendranath, C. (1994). The role of particle-pushing phenomenon in solidification synthesis of composites with different types of matrices, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on High Performance Composites: Commonalty of Phenomena, TMS. , 93-108.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1993). A study of metal-ceramic wettability in SiC-Al using dynamic melt infiltration of SiC, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Metal-Matrix Composites, Cairo, Egypt, vols. 79/80, Key Engineering Materials Series, Trans Tech, Switzerland. , 47-59.
    • Tewari, S., Asthana, R., & Noebe, R. (1993). Fiber pushout behavior in cast and Directionally solidified NiAl/sapphire composites, IN Proceedings of the First International Conference on Processing Materials for Properties, TMS. , 995-998.
    • Rohatgi, P., Narendranath, C., Ray, S., & Asthana, R. (1993). Nucleation of phases during solidification processing of metal-matrix composites, IN Microstructure Formation during Solidification of Metal-Matrix Composites, TMS. , 1-9.
    • Asthana, R., Rohatgi, P., & Tewari, S. (1993). Pushing of particles by a solidification front : Theory, Experiment and Relevance to Cast Composites, IN Microstructure Formation during Solidification of Metal-Matrix Composites, TMS. , 11-28.
    • Tewari, S., Asthana, R., Tiwari, R., & Bowman, R. (1993). Zone directional solidification of NiAl-sapphire fiber composites, IN NASA HITEMP REVIEW-1993, Advanced High-Temperature Engine Materials Technology Program, NASA Conference Publication 19117, Vol. 2, Compressor/Turbine Materials, NASA. , 60.1-60.11.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1992). Microstructure of some pressure infiltrated Al alloy metal-matrix composites, IN Proceedings of the First Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, Hangzhou, China, TMS. , 689-694.
    • Rohatgi, P., Keshavaram, B., Asthana, R., & Golden, D. (1991). Ashalloy: A new abrasion-resistant aluminum-matrix composite, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Waste Byproduct Utilization, Shanghai, China. , 88-1 to 88-15.
    • Rohatgi, P., Keshavaram, B., Asthana, R., & Golden, D. (1991). Cast Al-Flyash composite: A material conserving, abrasion-resistant ashalloy, IN Proceedings of the Ninth International Ash Use Symposium, vol. 3 (High volume uses and R & D), American Coal Ash Association, Washington D.C.. , 75-1 to 75-23.
    • Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., & Yarandi, F. (1990). Formation of solidification microstructures in cast metal matrix particle composites, IN: Proceedings of the International Conference on Solidification of Composites. TMS, Warrendale, PA. , 1, 51–75.
    • Keshavaram, B., Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., & Satyanarayana, K. (1990). Friction and wear behavior of Al-Glass particle composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Tribology of Composite Materials, Oak Ridge, American Society for Materials . , 133-145.
    • Rohatgi, P., & Asthana, R. (1990). Interfacial aspects of processeability and property-development in discontinuously reinforced cast metal-matrix composites, IN Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Composite Interfaces (ICCI-III), Elsevier. , 637-651.
    • Keshavaram, B., Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., & Satyanarayana, K. (1990). Solidification of Al-Glass particle composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Solidification of Composites, TMS. , 151-170.
    • Rohatgi, P., Liu, Y., & Asthana, R. (1990). Some issues in the construction of wear mechanism maps for metal-matrix composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Tribology of Composite Materials, Oak Ridge, ASM. , 69-79.
    • Rohatgi, P., Khan, M., Asthana, R., & Ostermier, P. (1988). Mixing quality modeling in the manufacture of cast metal-matrix particulate composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Cast Reinforced Metal Composites, World Materials Congress, ASM. , 85-91.
    • Rohatgi, P., & Asthana, R. (1988). Solidification of cast metal-matrix particulate composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Structural Materials, Montreal, Pergamon: Elsevier. , 43-51.
    • Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., Kumar, A., Nath, D., & Schroeffer, S. (1988). The damping behavior of metal matrix composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Cast Reinforced Metal Composites, World Materials Congress, ASM. , 375–381.
    • Rohatgi, P., & Asthana, R. (1988). Transfer of particles from gas to liquid during solidification of particulate composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Cast Reinforced Metal Composites, World Materials Congress, ASM. , 61-66.
    • Prasad, S., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1986). Recent advances in cast metal matrix composites, IN Proceedings of National Convention of Metallurgists and Materials Technologists, Institution of Engineers (India). , 1.4.1 to 1.4.7..
    • Das, S., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1986). Solidification of Al in the presence of suspended graphite particles, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Aluminum Alloys: Physical and Mechanical Properties, Charlottesville, VA, EMAS Ltd., England. , 95-109.
    • Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., & Das, S. (1986). Synthesis, structure, properties and applications of cast Al matrix-ceramic particle composites, IN Proceedings of the International Conference on Aluminum Alloys: Physical and Mechanical Properties, Charlottesville, VA, EMAS Ltd., England. , 169-180.
    • Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., & Das, S. (1985). Solidification, structure and properties of cast ceramic-metal composites, IN Unusual Techniques and New Applications of Metallography, vol. 2, ASM. , 57-70.

    Book, Chapter

    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., & Lin, K. (2016). Integration Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, IN Engineered Ceramics: Current Status and Future Prospects. , 291-329, Wiley.
    • Singh, M., Ohji, T., & Asthana, R. (2015). Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Materials –Progress and Prospects, IN Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Materials. , 3-10, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Kondo, N., & Asthana, R. (2015). Manufacturing of Ceramic Components using Robust Integration Technologies, IN Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Materials. , 295-307, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2013). Active metal brazing of advanced ceramic composites to metallic systems, IN Advances in Brazing. , 323-360, Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing.
    • Singh, M., Ohji, T., Asthana, R., & Mathur, S. (2011). Ceramic integration across length scales: Technical issues, challenges and opportunities, IN Ceramic Integration and Joining Technologies. , 3-14, Wiley.
    • Asthana, R. (2011). Integration of C/C composite to metallic systems for thermal management applications, IN Ceramic Integration and Joining Technologies, IN Ceramic Integration and Joining Technologies. , 163-191, Wiley.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2008). Advanced joining and integration technologies for ceramic-matrix composite systems, IN Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites. , 303-325, Wiley-VCH.
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Boyko, L., & Asthana, R. (2002). Solidification processing and structural features of advanced composites and GASARS - Recent Developments, IN Recent Research Developments in Materials Science. , 3, 743-773, Research Signpost.
    • Sobczak, N., & Asthana, R. (2001). The role of wetting phenomenon in the structure and bonding of metal-ceramic interfaces: Some recent developments, IN Recent Research Developments in Materials Science. , 135-160, Research Signpost.
    • Rohatgi, P., & Asthana, R. (1990). Interfacial Aspects of Processability and Property Development in Discontinuously Reinforced Cast Metal Matrix Composites, IN Controlled Interphases in Composite Materials. , 637–651, Springer Netherlands.
    • Rohatgi, P., Das, S., & Asthana, R. (1985). Solidification, structure, properties and applications of cast metal-matrix composites. , 123-184, Delhi: Indian National Scientific Documentation Center.

    Editorial

    • Asthana, R. (2016). Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Editorial). , 25(1), 1-2.
    • Singh, M., Ohji, T., & Asthana, R. (2015). Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Materials (Editorial). , Elsevier.
    • Raj, S., Asthana, R., & Fleming, M. (2013). Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Editorial). , 22(10), 2731-32.
    • Asthana, R. (2013). Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Editorial). , 22(2), 331.
    • Singh, M., Ohji, T., Asthana, R., & Mathur, S. (2011). Ceramic Integration and Joining Technologies (Editorial). , Wiley.
    • Passerone, A., Zieba, P., & Asthana, R. (2010). Journal of Materials Science (Editorial). , 45(16), 4255.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., Srivastava, V., & Kostorz, G. (2008). Materials Science & Engineering A (Editorial). , 498(1-2).

    Book

    • (Editor) Singh , M., (Editor) Ohji , T., & (Editor) Asthana , R. (2015). (Book) Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Materials. , pp. 688, Elsevier.
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., & Asthana, R. (Book) Advanced Cast Metal-Matrix Composites. , Springer (agreement signed).
    • Sobczak, N., Sobczak, J., & Asthana, R. (Book) Wettability and Interfaces in High-Temperature Materials. , Springer (agreement signed).
    • Sobczak, J., Asthana, R., Coleman, R., & Purgert, R. (2012). (Book in English and Polish) Vademecum of Cast Metal-Matrix Composite Materials. , pp. 97, Krakow: Published by Foundry Research Institute .
    • (Editor) Singh , M., (Editor) Ohji , T., (Editor) Asthana , R., (Editor) Mathur, S., & (Book) Ceramic Integration and Joining Technology. , pp. 816, John Wiley & Sons.
    • Ashby, M. F., Messler, R., Asthana, R., Furlani, E., Smallman, R. E., Ngan, A., Crawford, R. J., & Mills, N. (2009). (Book) Engineering Materials and Processes Desk Reference. , pp. 552, Elsevier.
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Asthana, R., Woiciechowski , A., Pietrzak , K., & Rudnik , D. (2007). (Book) Atlas of Cast Metal-Matrix Composite Structures. , pp. 144, Published under the auspices of World Foundry Organization by Motor Transport Institute (Warsaw) and Foundry Research Institute (Krakow).
    • Asthana, R., Kumar, A., & Dahotre, N. (2006). (Book) Materials Proessing and Manufacturing Science. , pp. 628, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R. (1998). (Book) Solidification Processing of Reinforced Metals. , pp. 421, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland.

    Journal Article

    • Halbig, M., Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2015). Diffusion Bonding of A SiC Fiber-Bonded Ceramic using Ti/Mo and Ti/Cu Interlayers. Ceramics International, 41(2), 2140-2149, Elsevier.
    • Lin, K., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2015). Effect of short-term aging on interfacial and mechanical properties of yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ)/stainless steel joints. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 35(3), 1041–1053, Elsevier.
    • Martinez Fernandez, J., Asthana, R., Singh, M., & Valera, F. (Accepted). Active metal brazing of silicon nitride ceramics using a Cu-based alloy and refractory metal interlayers. Ceramics International , Elsevier.
    • Lin, K., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2014). Characterization of yttria-stabilized-zirconia/stainless steel joint interfaces with gold-based interlayers for solid oxide fuel cell applications. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 34(2), 355–372, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2014). Evaluation of Ti-based Amorphous Brazes to Join Zirconium Diboride-Based Ultra-High-Temperature Ceramics to Metallic Systems. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 11(3), 502-512, Wiley.
    • Lin, K., Singh, M., Asthana, R., & Lin, C. (2014). Interfacial and mechanical characterization of yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) to stainless steel joints fabricated using Ag–Cu–Ti interlayers. Ceramics International, 40(1), 2063–2071, Elsevier.
    • Lin, K., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2014). Interfacial characterization of alumina-to-alumina joints fabricated using silver–copper–titanium interlayers. Materials Characterization, 90, 40–51, Elsevier.
    • Halbig, M. C., Coddington, B. P., Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2013). Characterization of silicon carbide joints fabricated using SiC particulate-reinforced Ag–Cu–Ti alloys. Ceramics International, 39(4), 4151–4162, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., Smith, C., & Gyekenyesi, A. (2013). Integration of High-Conductivity GraphiteFoam to Metallic Systems using Ag-Cu-Ti and Ag-Cu-Pd Braze Alloys. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 10(5), 790-800, Wiley.
    • Asthana, R., Singh, M., & Martinez-Fernandez, J. (2013). Joining and interface characterization of in situ reinforced silicon nitride. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 552, 137–145, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., Singh, M., Lin, H., Matsunaga, T., & Tshikawa, T. (2013). Joining of SiC Fiber-Bonded Ceramics using Silver, Copper, Nickel, Palladium, and Silicon-Based Alloy Interlayers. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 10(5), 801-813, Wiley.
    • Sobczak, J., Drenchev, L., & Asthana, R. (2013). Nomograms for Rapid Assessment of Particle Sedimentation Behavior in Liquid Phase Processing of Particle-Reinforced Metal Composites. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 26(2), 122-128, Maney.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., Gyekenyesi, A., & Smith, C. (2012). Bonding and integration of titanium to graphitic foams for thermal management applications. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 9(4), 657-665, Wiley.
    • Sobczak, J., Drenchev, L., & Asthana, R. (2012). Effect of pressure on solidification of metallic materials. International Journal of Cast Metals Research , 25(1), 1–14, Taylor & Francis.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., Smith, C., & Gyekenyesi, A. (2012). Integration of Cu-Clad-Mo to High-Conductivity Graphite Foams. Current Applied Physics, 12(2), S116-S123, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Fernandez, J. M., Asthana, R., & Rico, J. R. (2012). Interfacial characterization of silicon nitride/silicon nitride joints brazed using Cu-base active metal interlayers. Ceramics International , 38(4), 2793–2802, Elsevier.
    • Lin, K., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2012). Interfacial characterization of YSZ-to-steel joints with Ag–Cu–Pd interlayers for solid oxide fuel cell applications. Ceramics International, 38(3), 1991–1998, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Matsunaga, T., Lin, H., Asthana, R., & Ishikawa, T. (2012). Microstructure and mechanical properties of joints in sintered SiC fiber-bonded ceramics brazed with Ag–Cu–Ti alloy. Materials Science and Engineering A, 557, 69–76, Elsevier.
    • Lin, K., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2012). TEM characterization of Au-based alloys to join YSZ to steel for SOFC applications. Materials Characterization, 63, 105–111, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., Varela, F., & Martinez-Fernandez, J. (2011). Microstructural and mechanical evaluation of a Cu-based active braze alloy to join silicon nitride ceramics. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 31(7), 1309–1316, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2010). Evaluation of Pd-base brazes to join ZrB2-based ultra-high temperature composites to metallic systems. Journal of Materials Science, 45(16), 4308–4320, Springer.
    • Sobczak, N., Sobczak, J., Asthana, R., & Purgert, R. (2010). The mystery of molten metal. China Foundry, 7(4), 425–43.
    • Asthana, R., Singh, M., & Sobczak, N. (2010). Wetting behavior and interfacial microstructure of palladium-and silver-based braze alloys with C–C and SiC–SiC composites. Journal of Materials Science, 45(16), 4276–4290, Springer.
    • Sobczak, N., Nowak, R., Asthana, R., & Purgert, R. (2010). Wetting in high-temperature materials processing: The case of Ni/MgO and NiW10/MgO. Scripta Materialia, 62(12), 949–954, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2009). Evaluation of Pd-based brazes to join silicon nitride to copper-clad-molybdenum. Ceramics International, 35(8), 3511–3515, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2009). Joining of ZrB2-Based Ultra-High-Temperature Ceramic Composites to Cu–Clad–Molybdenum for Advanced Aerospace Applications. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 6(2), 113–133, Wiley .
    • Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2009). Joining of ZrB2-based ultra-high-temperature ceramic composites using Pd-based braze alloys. Scripta Materialia, 61(3), 257–260, Elsevier.
    • Shrestha, A., Asthana, R., Lacksonen, T., & Singh, M. (2009). Synthesis and characterization of air-sintered alumina-bronze composites. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 18(8), 1041-1045 , Springer.
    • Singh, M., Morscher, G. N., Shpargel, T. P., & Asthana, R. (2008). Active metal brazing of titanium to high-conductivity carbon-based sandwich structures. Materials Science & Engineering A, 498(1), 31–36, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Shpargel, T., & Asthana, R. (2008). Braze oxidation behavior and joint microstructure in YSZ/steel joints made using palladium brazes for SOFC applications. Materials Science & Engineering A, 485(1), 695–702, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., & Shpargel, T. (2008). Brazing of ceramic-matrix composites to Ti and Hastealloy using Ni-base metallic glass interlayers. Materials Science & Engineering A, 498(1), 19–30, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Shpargel, T., & Asthana, R. (2008). Brazing of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ) to Stainless Steel using Cu, Ag, and Ti-Based Brazes. Journal of Materials Science, 43(2), 23-32, Springer.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2008). Characterization of brazed joints of C C composite to Cu-clad-Molybdenum. Composites Science & Technology, 68(14), 3010–3019, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2008). Joining of carbon-carbon composites to metals demonstrated for thermal management applications. NASA Research & Technology, NASA/TM-2008-215054, 140-141, NASA.
    • Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2008). Joining of partially sintered alumina to alumina, titanium, Hastealloy and C–SiC composite using Ag–Cu brazes. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 28(3), 617–631, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2008). Technology for integrating ultra-high-temperature ceramic composites with metallic systems developed. NASA Research & Technology, NASA/TM-2008-215054, 138-139.
    • Singh, M., Asthana, R., & Shpargel, T. (2007). Brazing of C-C composites to Cu-clad Mo for thermal management applications. Materials Science & Engineering A, 452-453(4), 699-704.
    • Singh, M., Shpargel, T., & Asthana, R. (2007). Brazing of Stainless Steel to Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Using Gold-Based Brazes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 4(2), 119–133, Wiley .
    • Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2007). Joining of advanced zirconium diboride-based ultra high-temperature ceramic composites using metallic glass interlayers. Materials Science & Engineering A, 460, 153–162, Elsevier.
    • Sobczak, N., Asthana, R., Radziwill, W., Nowak, R., & Kudyba, A. (2007). The Role of Aluminium Oxidation in the Wetting-Bonding Relationship of Al Oxide Couples. Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 52(1), 55, Polish Academy of Sciences.
    • Morscher, G. N., Singh, M., Shpargel, T., & Asthana, R. (2006). A simple test to determine the effectiveness of different braze compositions for joining Ti-tubes to C/C composite plates. Materials Science & Engineering A, 418(1), 19–24, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., Mileiko, S., & Sobczak, N. (2006). Wettability and interface considerations in advanced heat-resistant Ni-base composites. Bulletin of Polish Academy of Sciences, 54(2), 147-166, Polish Academy of Sciences.
    • Singh, M., Shpargel, T., Morscher, G., & Asthana, R. (2005). Active metal brazing and characterization of brazed joints in titanium to carbon–carbon composites. Materials Science & Engineering A, 412(1), 123–128, Elsevier.
    • Singh, M., Sobczak, N., & Asthana, R. (2005). High-temperature capillarity. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 9(4-5), 149-151, Elsevier.
    • Sobczak, N., Singh, M., & Asthana, R. (2005). High-temperature wettability measurements in metal/ceramic systems–Some methodological issues. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 9(4), 241–253, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., Singh, M., & Sobczak, N. (2005). Infiltration processing of ceramic-metal composites: The role of wettability, reaction and capillary flow. Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society, 42(11), 703-717.
    • Prasad, S., & Asthana, R. (2004). Aluminum metal-matrix composites for automotive applications: tribological considerations. Tribology Letters, 17(3), 445–453, Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers.
    • Sobczak, N., Ksiazek, M., Radziwill, W., Asthana, R., & Mikulowski, B. (2004). The effect of temperature, matrix alloying and substrate coatings on wettability and shear strength of Al/Al2O3 couples. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 35(3), 911–923, Springer.
    • Sobczak, N., Nogi, K., Fujii, F., Matsumoto, T., Tamada, K., & Asthana, R. (2003). (In Polish) Wpływ pokrycia Cr na zwilżalność i mechaniczne właściwości połączenia typu Ni/tlenek glinu. Odlewnictwo-Nauka i Praktyka, 5, 18-26 .
    • Drenchev, L., Sobczak, J., Asthana, R., & Malinov, S. (2003). Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of ordered porosity metal materials formation. Journal of Computer-Aided Materials Design, 10(1), 35–54, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (2003). On reactive capillary flows with a dynamic contact angle. Journal of Materials Processing and Manufacturing Science, 10(4), 187–197.
    • Asthana, R., Tiwari, R., & Tewari, S. N. (2002). Compressive properties of zone-directionally solidified β-NiAl and its off-eutectic alloys with chromium and tungsten. Materials Science & Engineering A, 336(1), 99–109, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R. (2002). Interface-and diffusion-limited capillary rise of reactive melts with a transient contact angle. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 33(7), 2119–2128, Springer.
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Darlak, P., Slawinski, Z., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (2002). Thermal fatigue resistance of discontinuously reinforced cast aluminum-matrix composites. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 11(6), 595–602, Springer.
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Darłak, P., Rudnik, D., Sławiński, Z., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (2001). (In Polish) Odporność na szoki cieplne odlewanych materiałów kompozytowych. Kompozyty, 1(2), 219-223 .
    • Rohatgi, P., & Asthana, R. (2001). Solidification science in cast MMCs: The influence of Merton Flemings. Journal of Materials, 53(9), 9–13, Springer-Verlag.
    • Asthana, R. (2001). The effect of wetting kinetics on the penetration of a layered capillary. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 32(10), 2663–2666, Springer.
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Sławiński, Z., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (2000). (In Polish) Odporność na wstrząsy cieplne odlewanych materiałów kompozytowych stosowanych na tłoki. Eksploatacja i Niezawodność, 2(5), 5-14 .
    • Asthana, R. (2000). Dissolutive capillary penetration with expanding pores and transient contact angles. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 231(2), 398–400, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R. (2000). Effect of isothermal hold on settling in SiCp-A359 composites. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 19(24), 2259–2262, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., & Tewari, S. (2000). Interface response to solidification in sapphire-reinforced Ni-base composites. Advanced Composite Materials, 9(4), 265–307, Taylor & Francis.
    • Asthana, R., & Sobczak, N. (2000). Wettability, spreading, and interfacial phenomena in high-temperature coatings. Journal of Materials, 52(1), 1–19.
    • Asthana, R. (1999). The most important innovation in materials science and engineering of the 20th century. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 8(6), 630-631, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (1998). Dynamic wetting effects during infiltration of metals. Scripta Materialia, 38(8), 1203–1210, Elsevier.
    • Rohatgi, P., Sobczak, J., Asthana, R., & Kim, J. (1998). Inhomogeneities in silicon carbide distribution in stirred liquids—a water model study for synthesis of composites. Materials Science & Engineering A, 252(1), 98–108, Elsevier.
    • Rohatgi, P., Guo, R., Iksan, H., Borchelt, E., & Asthana, R. (1998). Pressure infiltration technique for synthesis of aluminum–fly ash particulate composite. Materials Science & Engineering A, 244(1), 20–30, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R. (1998). Processing effects on the engineering properties of cast metal-matrix composites. Advanced Performance Materials, 5(3), 213–255, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (1998). Reinforced Cast Metals. Part II - Evolution of the Interface. Journal of Materials Science, 33(8), 1959-1980, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (1998). Reinforced cast metals: Part I Solidification microstructure. Journal of Materials Science, 33(7), 1679–1698, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., Tewari, S. N., & Draper, S. (1998). Strength degradation of sapphire fibers during pressure casting of a sapphire-reinforced Ni-base superalloy. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 29(5), 1527–1530, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (1997). Cast metal-matrix composites. I. Fabrication techniques. Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing, 5(4), 251–278.
    • Asthana, R. (1997). Cast metal-matrix composites. II. Process fundamentals. Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing, 5(5), 339–361, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., & Tewari, S. (1997). Processing effects on interfacial sliding of debonded fibers in a sapphire-NiAl(Yb) composite. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 16(5), 406-411.
    • Asthana, R. (1995). An analysis for spreading kinetics of liquid metals on solids. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 26(5), 1307–1311, Springer.
    • Tiwari, R., Tewari, S. N., Asthana, R., & Garg, A. (1995). Development of NiAl-based intermetallic alloys: effect of chromium addition. Materials Science & Engineering A, 192, 356–363, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., Tiwari, R., & Tewari, S. N. (1995). Influence of Cr and W alloying on the fiber-matrix interfacial shear strength in cast and directionally solidified sapphire NiAl composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 26(8), 2175–2184, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., Tewari, S., & Bowman, R. (1995). Influence of fabrication technique on the fiber pushout behavior in a sapphire-reinforced NiAl matrix composite. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 26(1), 209–223, Springer.
    • Tewari, S. N., Asthana, R., Tiwari, R., Bowman, R., & Smith, J. (1995). Influence of interfacial reactions on the fiber-matrix interfacial shear strength in sapphire fiber-reinforced NiAl (Yb) composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 26(2), 477–491, Springer.
    • Tiwari, R., Tewari, S., Asthana, R., & Garg, A. (1995). Mechanical properties of extruded dual-phase NiAl Alloys. Journal of Materials Science, 30(19), 4861–4870, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (1994). A test of Neumann's criterion for adsorption on solids in some ceramic-metal systems. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 165(1), 256-258, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R. (1994). An empirical correlation between contact angles and surface tension in some ceramic-metal systems. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 25(1), 225–230, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (1993). An analysis for moving boundary, diffusion-controlled growth in a finite domain with a concentration-dependent diffusion coefficient. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 158(1), 146-151, Elsevier.
    • Rohatgi, P., Ray, S., Asthana, R., & Narendranath, C. (1993). Interfaces in cast metal-matrix composites. Materials Science & Engineering A, 162(1), 163–174, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Tewari, S. (1993). Interfacial and capillary phenomena in solidification processing of metal-matrix composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 4(1), 3–25, Elsevier.
    • Tewari, S., Asthana, R., & Noebe, R. (1993). Interfacial shear strength of cast and directionally solidified NiAl-sapphire fiber composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 24(9), 2119–2125, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1993). Melt infiltration of SiC compacts-II. Evaluation of solidification microstructures. Zeitschrift fur Metallkunde, 84, 44-47, Hanser.
    • Asthana, R. (1993). On the anchoring of solids at curved fluid interfaces. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 24(7), 1673-1677 , Springer.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1993). On the melt infiltration of plain and nickel-coated reinforcements with aluminium alloys. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 12(6), 442–445, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., & Tewari, S. (1993). Second phase particle-solidification front interactions - An evaluation of theoretical models. Processing of Advanced Materials, 3, 163-180.
    • Asthana, R. (1993). Stability of heterogeneous particles at fluid interfaces in composite slurries. Scripta Materialia, 29(10), 1261–1266, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Tewari, S. (1993). The engulfment of foreign particles by a freezing interface. Journal of Materials Science, 28(20), 5414–5425, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., Rohatgi, P., & Tewari, S. (1992). Infiltration processing of metal-matrix composites. Processing of Advanced Materials, 2, 1–17.
    • Asthana, R., & ROHATGI, P. K. (1992). Melt infiltration of silicon carbide compacts. I: Study of infiltration dynamics. Zeitschrift fur Metallkunde, 83(12), 887–892, Hanser.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1992). Observations on infiltration of SiC with an Al alloy. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 11(9), 1278-1281, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1992). On the melt infiltration of copper coated silicon carbide with an aluminium alloy. Composites Manufacturing, 3(2), 119–123, Elsevier.
    • Liu, Y., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1991). A map for wear mechanisms in aluminium alloys. Journal of Materials Science, 26(1), 99–102, Springer.
    • Asthana, R. (1991). Comments on the paper 'Growth of a liquid film surrounded by limited fluid pockets'. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 145(2), 594, Elsevier.
    • Rohatgi, P., Yarandi, F., Liu, Y., & Asthana, R. (1991). Segregation of silicon carbide by settling and particle pushing in cast aluminum-silicon-carbide particle composite. Materials Science & Engineering, 147(1), L1–L6, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1991). Solidification synthesis of pressure-infiltrated Al alloy 2014-SiC platelet composites. Materials Science & Engineering, 144(1), 169–178, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1991). Synthesis of SiC platelet reinforced 2014 Al alloys by a pressure infiltration technique. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 10(4), 230–234, Springer.
    • Rohatgi, P., & Asthana, R. (1991). The solidification of metal-matrix particulate composites. Journal of Materials, 43(5), 35–41, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., & Pabi, S. (1990). An approximate solution for the finite-extent moving-boundary diffusion-controlled dissolution of spheres. Materials Science & Engineering, 128(2), 253–258, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1990). An approximate solution for unrestricted planar growth with a variable diffusion coefficient. Scripta Materialia, 24(2), 427-431, Elsevier.
    • Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., Yadav, R., & Ray, S. (1990). Energetics of particle transfer from gas to liquid during solidification processing of composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 21(7), 2073–2082, Springer.
    • Das, S., Prasad, S., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1989). Some modified structures of the matrix in cast Al alloy-graphite particle composites. Zeitschrift fur Metallkunde, 80(6), 444-447, Hanser.
    • Modi, O., Yegneswaran, A., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1988). Thermomechanical processing of aluminium-based particulate composites. Journal of Materials Science, 23(1), 83–92, Springer.
    • Jha, A., Asthana, R., Dan, T., & Rohatgi, P. (1987). Effect of dispersed graphite on the freezing rate of gravity die cast LM 13-3wt% graphite particle composite. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 6(2), 225-228, Springer.
    • Nath, D., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (1987). Particle distribution control in cast aluminium alloy-mica composites. Journal of Materials Science, 22(1), 170–176, Springer.
    • Asthana, R., Das, S., Dan, T., & Rohatgi, P. (1986). Solidification of aluminium-silicon alloy in the presence of graphite particles. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 5(11), 1083–1086, Springer.
    • Rohatgi, P., Asthana, R., & Das, S. (1986). Solidification, structures, and properties of cast metal-ceramic particle composites. International Metals Reviews, 31(1), 115–139, Taylor & Francis.

    Poster

    • Purgert, R., Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., Nowak, R., Homa, M., Kudyba, A., Asthana, R., & Morgiel, J. (2015). Wettability and reactivity of liquid HAYNES 282 alloy with MgO, European Congress on Advanced Materials (EUROMAT 2015), Federation of European Materials Societies, Warsaw (Poster). .
    • Sobczak, N., Asthana, R., Purgert, R., Nowak, R., Homa, M., Morgiel, J., & Onderka, B. (2012). Effect of Cr addition on wettability and reactivity of Ni-Cr alloy with MgO(100) single crystalline substrate, 7th International Conference on High-Temperature Capillarity, Eilat, Israel (Poster). .
    • Tiwari, V., Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (2004). Microsegregation in Al2014 in C fiber-reinforced composites, 21st Annual Merrill Scheil Contest for Excellence in Metallography, ASM, Milwaukee (THIRD PLACE AWARD) (Poster). .
    • Asthana, R., & Rohatgi, P. (2003). Solidification microstructure of pressure cast SiC/2014 Al composites, 20th Annual Merrill Scheil Contest for Excellence in Metallography, ASM, Milwaukee (THIRD PLACE AWARD) (Poster). .

    Student Publication

    • Brigman, L., & Pedretti, J. (2014). Barium Titanate and Barium Titanate/Aluminum Oxide Ceramics for Capacitors and Transducers, Journal of Student Research, XIII, pp. 51-64 (Student Publication). .
    • Jacobson, L. (2014). Characterization of Vacuum Brazed Advanced Ceramic and Composite Joints, Journal of Student Research, XIII, pp. 66-81 (Student Publication). .
    • Kraft, R., & Shoushounova, T. (2014). Metallurgical characterization of Inconel-625 and Waspaloy brazed using five Ag, Cu and Ni-base active brazes, Journal of Student Research, XIII, pp. 173-185 (Student Publication). .
    • Baer, C. (2010). Active metal brazing and characterization of silicon nitride-to-metal Joints, Journal of Student Research, vol IX, pp 86-99 (Student Publication). .
    • Coddington, B. (2010). Joining silicon carbide to metals using advanced vacuum brazing technology, Journal of Student Research, vol IX, pp 30-42 (Student Publication). .

    Student Coauthor

    • Halbig, M., CODDINGTON, B., Asthana, R., & Singh, M. (2013). Characterization of silicon carbide joints fabricated using SiC particulate-reinforced Ag-Cu-Ti alloys, Ceramics International, 39, pp. 4151–4162 (Student Coauthor). .
    • CODDINGTON, B., Asthana, R., Halbig, M., & Singh, M. (2011). Fabrication and Characterization of Brazed Joints for SiC-Metallic Systems Utilizing Refractory Metals, 5th International Symposium on Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials and Systems (APMT), Design-Oriented Manufacturing II, 35th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (Paper # ICACC-S8-045-2011), Cocoa Beach, FL (Student Coauthor). .
    • CODDINGTON, B., Asthana, R., Halbig, M., & Singh, M. (2010). Active metal brazing and characterization of brazed joints between SiC and metallic systems, Ceramic Engineering & Science Proceedings, 31(8), pp 151-161 (Student Coauthor). .
    • SHRESTHA, A., Asthana, R., Lacksonen, T., & Singh, M. (2009). Synthesis and characterization of air-sintered alumina-bronze composites, Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance, 18(8), pp. 1041-45 (Student Coauthor). .

    Foreword

    • Asthana, R. (2009). (Book) GASARS–Advanced Porous Materials by Knowledge-Based Design, By L. Drenchev and J. Sobczak (Foreword). , Motor Transport Institute (Warsaw) and Foundry Research Institute (Krakow).

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Asthana, R. (June, 2016). (Accepted) Active Metal Brazing and Diffusion Bonding of Ceramics to Metals for Structural and Thermal Applications. 9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites, Toronto, Canada.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 2015). (Keynote) Joining of Ceramics and Metals for Structural, Functional and Thermal Management Applications. European Congress on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT-2015), Symposium on Joining Technologies, Warsaw, Poland.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2014). Diffusion Bonding of a SiC Fiber-bonded Ceramic Using Ti/Mo, Ti/Cu and Mo-B Interlayers. Materials Science & Technology (MS&T), Conference on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials (JASM XVI), Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 2014). (Invited) Studies on Wettability and Infiltration in Ceramic-Metal Joints for Structural and Thermal Management Applications. The 13th International Ceramics Congress (CIMTEC), 7th International Conference on Advanced Inorganic Fiber Composites for Structural and Thermal Management Applications, Montecatini Terme, Italy.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2013). (Invited) Developments in Joining Ceramics to Metals for Ceramic- and Metal-Matrix Composites. International ECEMP Colloquium on Resource-Efficient Materials, Technologies and Processes, Dresden, Germany.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 2013). (Invited) Wettability and Interfacial Phenomena in Liquid-Phase Bonding of Ceramics to Metals. Jiaotong University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an, China.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 2013). (Keynote) Wettability in Joining of Advanced Ceramics and Composites: Issues and Challenges. The Eighth International Conference on High-Temperature Ceramic-Matrix Composites (HTCMC-8), Xi'an, China.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2013). (Invited) Integrating Ceramic Education and Research in an Undergraduate Applied Manufacturing Engineering Program. 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Engineering Ceramics Summit of the Americas, Daytona Beach, FL.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2013). Joining and Characterization of Graphite Foam‐to‐Metal Joints. 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Symposium on Thermal Management Materials and Technologies, Daytona Beach, FL.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2012). (Invited) Integrating Ceramics and Metals by Brazing under Vacuum. Materials Science and Technology (MS&T), Green Technologies for Materials Manufacturing and Processing, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 2012). (Invited) Interface Characterization in ZrB2-Base UHTCC Integrated to Metallic Systems. Fourth International Conference on the Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High-Quality Advanced Materials (ICCCI 2012), Kurashiki, Japan.
    • Asthana, R. (May, 2012). (Invited) Joining of Advanced Ceramics and Ceramic-Matrix Composites to Metals. GE Global Research Center, Symposium on Advanced Joining, Niskayuna, NY.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2012). Bonding of High Conductivity Graphite Foams to Metals for Thermal Management Applications. 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Symposium on Thermal Management Materials and Technologies, Daytona Beach, FL.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2012). Bonding of silicon carbide ceramics to metals using particulate reinforced Ag-Cu-Ti alloys. 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Symposium on Thermal Management Materials and Technologies, Daytona Beach, FL.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 2011). (Invited) Advanced Materials for High-Temperature Joining Applications. Final Meeting of the European COST Action ‘HISOLD’ , Brno, Czech Republic.
    • Asthana, R. (November, 2010). (Invited) Active Metal Brazing of Silicon Nitride to Metal Joints using Refractory Metal Interlayers. International Congress on Ceramics (ICC-3), 4th International Symposium on Advanced Ceramics, Osaka, Japan.
    • Asthana, R. (November, 2010). (Invited) Joining and Integration of Ultra-High Temperature Composites. Osaka University, Center for Smart Processing Research, Joining & Welding Research Institute, Osaka, Japan.
    • Asthana, R. (August, 2010). (Invited) Refractory-Molten Metal Interaction in Melting Technology. University of Alabama, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Tuscaloosa, AL.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 2010). (Invited) Joining and Integration of Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramic Composites’ . International Ceramics Congress (CIMTEC 2010), 6th International Conf. on Advanced Inorganic Fiber Composites for Structural and Thermal Management Applications, Montecatini Terme, Italy.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2009). (Invited) Metal–Ceramic Interactions in Cast Composites: A Foundry Perspective. International Conference on Cast Composites, Kocierz, Poland.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2009). Integration of SiC-SiC composite to itself and to Ti using hybrid interlayer materials. Materials Science & Technology (MS&T), Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 2009). Joining and integration of ZrB2-based ultra-high temperature composites using advanced brazing technology. European Congress on Advanced Materials (EUROMAT-2009), Symposium on Physicochemical Phenomena, Wetting and Adhesion, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 2009). Wetting behavior and interfacial microstructure of Pd and Ag-based braze alloys with ceramic-matrix composites. European Congress on Advanced Materials (EUROMAT-2009), Symposium on Physicochemical Phenomena, Wetting and Adhesion, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2008). Active brazing and characterization of joints in C/C and C/SiC composites to Cu-clad-Mo. Materials Science & Technology (MS&T), Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2008). Joining of ZrB2-based composites to metallic systems for high-temperature applications. Materials Science & Technology (MS&T), Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 2008). Writing a book on the role of materials science in manufacturing for instruction and research: Lessons learned. ASEE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2008). Bonding and integration of C-C composite to Cu-clad-molybdenum for thermal management applications. 32nd International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, FL.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2008). Bonding of C-C composites to Cu-clad-Mo for thermal management applications. NASA Glenn Research Center, Ceramics Branch, Cleveland, OH.
    • Asthana, R. (February, 2007). (Invited) Bonding of Advanced Ceramic Composites to Metals: Progress and Challenges. 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Delhi, India.
    • Asthana, R. (February, 2007). (Invited) Wetting and Interface Interactions in Bonding of Advanced Ceramic Composites. Indian Institute of Technology, Physics Department, Delhi, India.
    • Asthana, R. (February, 2007). (Invited) Joining ceramics and ceramic-matrix composites. N.S. Institute of Technology, Division of Manufacturing Processes and Automation,
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2007). Interfacial phenomena in advanced composites. WiSys Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2006). Ceramic brazing: Developing a student project for an introductory materials course. North Mid-West ASEE Sectional Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Menomonie, WI.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 2006). (Invited) Interfacial Phenomena in Joining and Infiltration of Composites. 11th International Ceramics Congress & 4th Forum on New Materials (CIMTEC-2006), Acireale, Italy.
    • Asthana, R. (November, 2005). Joining of ceramics and composites: A critical technology for manufacturing advanced components. Conference on Managing Supply Chains, Menomonie, WI.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 2005). (Invited) Role of Al Oxidation in Wetting-Bonding Relationship of Al/Ceramic Couples. European Congress on Advanced Materials (EUROMAT), Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2005). Brazing of stainless steel to YSZ using Ag-base brazes. International Symposium on Advances in Ceramic-Metal Systems, 29th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Cocoa Beach, FL.
    • Christie, D., Schultz, F. S., Fox, J., Springer, S. L., Asthana, R., Nold, S. C., Olson, D., & Amoapim, J. (January 19, 2005). How Will Nanotechnology Affect Me and My Course?. UW-Stout Professional Development Events, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Asthana, R. (December, 2004). (Invited) Interfacial Phenomena in Ceramic/Metal Composites and Joints. University of Alabama, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Tuscaloosa, AL.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 2004). An experiment on sintering characteristics of coarse nanoscale alumina for manufacturing students. ASEE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Asthana, R. (May, 2004). Low-cost metal composites from industrial wastes and natural resources for Africa. Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Engineers in Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2004). Wettability and Interfacial Phenomena in Infiltration Processing of Ceramic-Metal Composites. 29th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Cocoa Beach, FL.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2003). Wettability and adhesion in ceramic/metal composites and joints. Indian Institute of Technology, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Kanpur, India.
    • Asthana, R. (November, 2002). Contact phenomena between liquid metals and solid ceramics. University Research Seminar Series, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2002). (Invited) Effect of Cr Thin Films on the Wettability and Interfacial Bond Strength in Ni Alloy/Alumina System. International Conference on Joining of Advanced & Specialty Materials, ASM Materials Week, Columbus, OH.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2002). Solidification Effects on Interface Strength in Sapphire-Reinforced NiAl Matrix Composites. AGH University of Mining & Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2002). (Invited) Capillary and Adhesion Phenomena at Bi-Material Interfaces. Institute of Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland.
    • Asthana, R. (January, 2002). (Invited) Interface Response to Solidification in Reactive Composites. Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.
    • Asthana, R. (November, 2001). Particle pushing during Solidification processing of particulate composites. University of Iowa, Mechanical Engineering Department, Iowa City, IA.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2000). The influence of wettability on interfacial shear strength in the Al-alumina system. Materials Week, International Conference on the State-of-the-Art in Cast MMC’s in the Next Millennium, St. Louis, MO.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 2000). Thermal shock resistance of particulate and short fiber-reinforced cast Al composites. Materials Week, International Conference on the State-of-the-Art in Cast MMC’s in the Next Millennium, St. Louis, MO.
    • Asthana, R. (March, 2000). An analysis for the capillary penetration kinetics in reactive couples. TMS Annual Meeting, International Conference on Surface Engineering in Materials Science, Nashville, TN.
    • Asthana, R. (February, 2000). (Invited) Liquid-Phase Processing of Reactive Composites. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
    • Asthana, R. (February, 1999). (Invited) Solidification, Structure and Interfaces in MMCs. GM Institute/Kettering University, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Flint, MI.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 1997). (Invited) Interface Effects on Solidification in Fiber-Reinforced Intermetallics. North Dakota State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Fargo, ND.
    • Asthana, R. (June, 1997). (Invited) Strengthening Mechanisms in Metals and Alloys. North Dakota State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Fargo, ND.
    • Asthana, R. (May, 1995). (Invited) Research imperatives in solidification of composites. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Materials Engineering Department,
    • Asthana, R. (October, 1994). Influence of fabrication technique and alloying on the interfacial shear strength of sapphire-reinforced NiAl composites. TMS Fall Meeting, International Conference on High Performance Composites – Commonalty of Phenomena, Rosemont, IL.
    • Asthana, R. (February, 1994). Influence of interfacial reactions on the fiber push-out behavior in sapphire fiber reinforced NiAl(Yb) composites. TMS Annual Meeting, International Conference on Control of Interfaces in Metal & Ceramic Composites, San Francisco, CA.
    • Asthana, R. (September, 1993). Some aspects of particle-solidification front interactions during solidification of particulate composites. Cleveland State University, Chemical Engineering Department, Cleveland, OH.
    • Asthana, R. (October, 1985). The effect of buoyancy and natural convection on solidification kinetics of sand-and permanent mold cast particulate composites. National Seminar on Solidification and Casting of Metals, Indian Institute of Technology , Roorkee, India.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Asthana, R. Multiple travel grants to attend meetings and present at conferences (2005-2016). Sponsored by American Society for Materials and American Ceramic Society, $36000 (Funded).
    • Asthana, R. (consultant) Textile-Reinforced Carbon Fiber/Aluminium-Matrix Composites for Lightweight Applications (2013). Sponsored by European Center for Emerging Materials & Processes, Technical University of Dresden, $6080 (Funded).
    • Asthana, R. Professional development grants to present at conferences (1999-2011). Sponsored by UW-Stout, $13000 (Funded).
    • Asthana, R., & Sobczak, N. International Research and Education, US-Poland Planning visit: High-temperature wettability studies (2006). Sponsored by NSF, $19341 (Not Funded).
    • Asthana, R., Mileiko, S., & Schultz, F. Microstructure design for creep resistance in oxide fiber-reinforced Ni and Ti composites (2006). Sponsored by NSF, $87886 (Not Funded).
    • Nold, S., Schultz, F., & Asthana, R. Course development for a nanoscience concentration at UW-Stout (2005-06). Sponsored by Chancellor’s Curriculum Improvement Grant, $15000 (Funded).
    • Asthana, R. (summer sub-contract), Low-cost investment casting of rocket engine fuel injectors for a segmented launch vehicle. Sponsored by Wisconsin Industrial & Economic Development Research Fund (PI: R. Rothaupt, $42,435, 2003) (Funded).
    • Asthana, R., & Orfield, M. Liquid metal corrosion of refractories and coatings in the cast metals industry (2002). Sponsored by State of Wisconsin Applied Research Grants Program, $31107 (Not Funded).
    • Asthana, R. Engineering lab/course development summer contracts (1997-99 & 2002). Sponsored by UW-Stout, $4000 (Funded).
    • Asthana, R., & Sobczak, N. Interfacial phenomena in ceramic-metal couples (2001-02). Sponsored by COBASE Grant, NRC/NAS, $8200 (Funded).
    • Asthana, R., & Sobczak, N. Reactive infiltration with variable pores and contact angles (2000). Sponsored by DoE, $14660 (Not Funded).
    • Asthana, R. (summer sub-contract), Electrodeposition method applied to slip casting and investment casting. Sponsored by Wisconsin Applied Research Grants Program (PI: M. Orfield, $27,930, 1999) (Funded).
    • Asthana, R., & Mileiko, S. Microstructure and mechanical characterization of the interfaces in new oxide-fiber/intermetallic-matrix composites (1999). Sponsored by CRDF, $80000 (Not Funded).
    • Asthana, R., & Orfield, M. Low-cost glass-aluminum composites from recycled glass and aluminum scrap (1998). Sponsored by State of Wisconsin Solid Waste Research Program, $29500 (Not Funded).
    • Asthana, R. Faculty Research Initiative Grant, Settling behavior of ceramic reinforcement in composite slurries (1996-97). Sponsored by UW-Stout , $ 5660 (Funded).
    • Asthana, R. Zone directional solidification of sapphire-NiAl composites (1994 and 1995). Sponsored by National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, $95000 (Funded).

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Metals — Open Access Metallurgy Journal (2016 - Present)
    • Journal of Materials Research (2012 - Present)
    • Advances in Materials Research (2010 - Present)
    • Applied Surface Science (2010 - Present)
    • ASME Journal of Engineering Materials Technology (2010 - Present)
    • ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2010 - Present)
    • Journal of Adhesion Science & Technology (2010 - Present)
    • Journal of Advanced Ceramics (2010 - Present)
    • Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2010 - Present)
    • Journal of Engineering Tribology (2010 - Present)
    • Journal of Materials Processing Technology (2010 - Present)
    • Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (2010 - Present)
    • Journal of Nuclear Materials (2010 - Present)
    • Materials and Design (2010 - Present)
    • Materials Characterization (2010 - Present)
    • Materials Chemistry and Physics (2010 - Present)
    • Materials Science and Engineering B (2010 - Present)
    • Surface Reviews and Letters (2010 - Present)
    • The Open Materials Science Journal (2010 - Present)
    • Vacuum (2010 - Present)
    • Advances in Materials Science & Engineering (2009 - Present)
    • Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics (Infiltration/capillarity topics) (2009 - Present)
    • Fusion Engineering and Design (Brazing Topics) (2009 - Present)
    • International J. Aerospace Engineering (Infiltration/capillarity topics) (2009 - Present)
    • International J. Mater. Product Technology (2009 - Present)
    • International Journal of Cast Metals Research (2009 - Present)
    • International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (2009 - Present)
    • Materials Performance and Characterization (2009 - Present)
    • Powder Technology (2009 - Present)
    • Tribology Transactions (2009 - Present)
    • Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2008 - Present)
    • Materials Science and Engineering A (2008 - Present)
    • Ceramic Forum International (2005 - Present)
    • Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2005 - Present)
    • Ceramics International (2004 - Present)
    • Ceramics Transactions (2004 - Present)
    • International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (2004 - Present)
    • Materials Research Bulletin (2004 - Present)
    • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (1999 - Present)
    • Acta Materialia (1994 - Present)
    • Composites (1994 - Present)
    • Composites Science and Technology (1994 - Present)
    • Journal of Colloid & Interface Science (1994 - Present)
    • Journal of Composite Materials (1994 - Present)
    • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (1994 - Present)
    • Philosophical Magazine (1994 - Present)
    • Scripta Materialia (1994 - Present)
    • Tribology Letters (1994 - Present)
    • Wear (1994 - Present)
    • Journal of Materials Science (1992 - Present)

    Editor-in-Chief (Metals)

    • SpringerMaterials (2014 - Present)

    Editor, Journal Editor

    • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (2012 - Present)

    Editorial Board Member

    • The Open Materials Science Journal (2012 - Present)
    • Bulletin of Polish Academy of Sciences (2011 - Present)
    • Ceramics International (2011 - Present)
    • Materials Science & Engineering A (2010 - Present)

    Reviewer, Conference

    • ASEE Annual Conference, Materials Division, American Soc. for Engineering Education (2016)
    • ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education (2010)
    • ASME Turbo Expo & Conference, GT2010-22121, Glasgow, UK (2010)
    • 33rd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach (2009)
    • ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education (2009)
    • European Congress on Advanced Mater., Glasgow, UK, Federation of European Mater. Societies (2009)
    • 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona (2008)
    • ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education (2008)
    • Ninth International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy & Environmental Applications, Shanghai, China (2008)
    • 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM), Delhi, India (2007)
    • 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Daytona (2006)
    • ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education (2005)
    • 1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM), Delhi, India (2004)
    • 29th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Cocoa Beach (2004)
    • ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education (2004)
    • MRS Symposium, Boston, Materials Research Society (2002)
    • International Conference on the State-of-the-Art in Cast MMCs in the Next Millennium, St. Louis (2000)
    • International Conference on Hard Coatings based on Borides, Carbides, and Nitrides, San Antonio, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) (1998)
    • International Conference on Surface Engineering in Materials Science, Nashville, TMS (1997)
    • International Conference on Processing, Properties and Performance of Composites, Cincinnati, American Society for Materials (1996)
    • International Conference on Tribology of Composite Materials, Oak Ridge, American Society for Materials (1991)
    • First International Conference on Solidification of Metal-Matrix Composites, Chicago, American Society for Materials (1990)

    Reviewer, Grant(s)

    • Qatar National Research Fund (2014 - 2015)
    • U.S. Department of Energy, ARPA-E (Panelist) (2012 - 2015)
    • Govt. of Romania, Executive Agency for Higher Educ., Res., Dev. & Innovation (2012 - 2014)
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research & Development Center (2012 - 2014)
    • U.S. National Science Foundation: SBIR/STTR Programs (Panelist) (2012 - 2014)
    • COST: European Cooperation in Science & Technology (Panelist) (2011)
    • US Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) (2003)
    • Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (2003)
    • US State Department, Science Centers Program (2002)

    Editor, Guest

    • Journal of Materials Science

      45(16), 2010 (2010)

    • Materials Science & Engineering A

      Elsevier, 98(1-2), 2008 (2008)

    • Current opinion in Solid State and Materials Science

      9(4-5), 2005 (2005)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Book translated into Chinese (Ceramic Integration and Joining Technology, pp. 816, Wiley, 2011), published by China Machine Press and Wiley (July/Aug 2016), (2016)
    • Second Place Award, European Congress on Advanced Materials (EUROMAT) Poster Contest (coauthor), Warsaw, (2015)
    • Paper named in ‘Top-ten most cited articles (2009-14)', International Journal of Appl. Ceramic Technology (2014)
    • 13th Foseco Cup Gold Award for best paper (coauthor), Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (2011)
    • Fellow, American Society for Materials (2009)

    Award

    • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, The Engineers’ Council (2015)
    • Inaugural Fulton and Edna Holtby Endowed Chair in Manufacturing (2012-15), UW-Stout (2012)
    • Dean's Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2008)
    • Sabbatical (2007-08), University of Wisconsin-Stout (2007)
    • Alumni of the Year Award , Materials Engineering Deptartment, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006)
    • ASM-IIM Lecturer Award, American Society for Materials (2006)
    • Edward Mikol Award, ASEE, North-Midwest section (2006)
    • Researcher of the Year Award, University of Wisconsin-Stout (2002)
    • NASA Recognition and Award for "the creative development of a technical innovation", NASA Glenn Research Center (1996)

    Fellowship

    • NASA Faculty Fellowship (2004 and 2005), NASA Glenn Research Center and ASEE (2004)
    • National Research Council Post-Doctoral Research Associate Award (1994 and 1995), NRC/National Academy of Sciences (1994)

    Scholarship

    • George Barker Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1988-1989), American Foundry Society (1988)
    • Research Fellowship for Ph.D. in engineering (1983), partially availed, Indian Institute of Technology (1983)
    • Postgraduate scholarship for M.S. (1981-1983), Indian Institute of Technology (1981)

Professional Memberships

  • American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society for Materials (ASM)
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Department Personnel Committee (2008 - 2010)
    • Committee Member, Manufacturing engineering Faculty Search Committee (2009)
    • Committee Member, Electrical engineering Faculty Search Committee (2007)
    • Committee Chair, Department Personnel Committee (2003)
    • Committee Member, Department Personnel Committee (2001 - 2003)

    College

    • Committee Member, Engineering Technology ABET Prep Committee (2015 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Advisory Committee, M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering (2010 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Advisory Committee, B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering (2002 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Engineering Accreditation Sub-committee (1996 - Present)
    • Committee Member, STEM College Professor Promotion Committee, Alternate (2015)
    • Student Research Awards, Three NASA LERCIP Awards from NASA Glenn Research Center, a travel Award from American Ceramic Society, one Materials Advantage travel award to Congressional Visit Days, and one Student Research Award and two Coop Research Achievement Awards from UW-Stout (2009 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, Subcommittee for Masters’ degree in manufacturing engineering (2006 - 2007)
    • Committee Member, College Promotion Committee (2003 - 2004)
    • Committee Member, Industrial Management Program Director Search Committee (2000)
    • Event Supervisor, Wisconsin Skills Championship in metal casting (VICA-USA) (2000)
    • Faculty Advisor, AFS Student Chapter, American Foundry Society (1996 - 1998)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Academic Advisement, M.S. Thesis Research, Alternate waste streams for pressure-sensitive materials (2015)
      • Committee Member, Committee on Creative and Original Research Experiences (2008 - 2014)
      • Developer, Memoranda of Understanding with Polish Foundry Research Institute (2014 & 2002) (2002 - 2014)
      • Academic Advisement, M.S. Thesis Research, Air-brazing of oxide ceramics (2013)
      • Academic Advisement, M.S. Thesis Research, Tribology of carbide-reinforced aluminum (2013)
      • Committee Member, Discovery Center Steering Committee (2008 - 2009)
      • Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal, Faculty Research Initiative Grants (2008)
      • Reviewer, Journal of Student Research (2008)
      • Committee Member, Nanotech Task Force (2006 - 2007)
      • Event Supervisor/Judge, Wisconsin Science Olympiad, State and Regional Tournaments (2006 - 2007)
      • Academic Advisement, M.S. Thesis Research, Air-sintering of alumina-bronze composites (2006)
      • Committee Member, Sabbatical Leave Review Committee (2004 - 2005)
      • Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal, Faculty Research Initiative Grants (2003)
      • Academic Advisement, M.S. Thesis Research, Ultra-high refractive index glass microspheres (2003)
      • Committee Member, Planning and Review Committee (2002 - 2003)
      • Instructor, STEPS program (1997 - 2003)

    Professional

    • Presenter, Editor’s report to the full editorial board of the Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance at the annual meeting of the board at Columbus (Oct 2015), Pittsburgh (Oct 2014), Montreal (Oct 2013) and Pittsburgh (Oct 2012). Associate Editor's report at the Board's annual meetings at Columbus (Oct 2011), Houston (Oct 2010), Pittsburgh (2008 & 2009), Detroit (2007) and Cincinnati (2006) (2006 - Present)
    • Attendee, National Engineers’ Week, West Palm Beach, FL (Feb 2016) and Universal City, CA (Feb 2015) (2015 - 2016)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, Advanced Materials and Innovative Processing Ideas for the Production Root Technology, 40th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona (January 2016)
    • Committee Member, ASM-IIM Lectureship Award Committee, American Society for Materials (2013 - 2015)
    • Advisory Board Member, Transactions of the Foundry Research Institute (Poland) (2010 - 2015)
    • External Examiner, Seven Ph.D. dissertations in materials engineering and mechanical engineering from Indian universities and IITs (2007 - 2015)
    • Advisory Board Member, Second International Manufacturing Engineering Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (November 2015)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, European Congress on Advanced Materials & Processes (EUROMAT-2015), Symposium B3.2: Metal-Matrix Composites, Warsaw, Poland (September 2015)
    • Conference Session Chair, European Congress on Advanced Materials & Processes (EUROMAT-2015), Symposium B3.2: Metal-Matrix Composites, Warsaw, Poland (September 2015)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, International Materials Research Congress (IMRC-2015), Symposium: Innovative Production & Application of Structural and Functional Ceramic- and Metal-Matrix Composites, Cancun, Mexico (August 2015)
    • Organizer, Campus visits of AFS National President (2000), Director of Cast Metals Institute (2002), President of Energy Industries of Ohio (2014) and Director of Foundry Research Institute, Krakow (2014) (2000 - 2014)
    • Conference Session Chair, Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials (JASM XVI), session on Micro and Ceramic Joining, Materials Science & Technology (MS&T), Pittsburgh (October 2014)
    • Conference Session Chair, Composites for Structural and Thermal Management Applications (session CP-3), International Ceramics Congress (CIMTEC-2014), Montecatini Terme, Italy (June 2014)
    • Advisory Board Member, Seventh International Conference on Advanced Inorganic Fiber Composites for Structural and Thermal Management Applications, International Ceramics Congress (CIMTEC-2014), Montecatini Terme, Italy (June 2014)
    • External Evaluator for Faculty Tenure, Arizona State University (2013)
    • Cover Photograph, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, September issue (2013)
    • Committee Member, Nominating Committee, American Society for Materials (2013)
    • Committee Member, William Hunt Eisenman Award Committee, American Society for Materials (2010 - 2013)
    • Reviewer of Book Proposals, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Francis and Taylor, CRC Press, and ASM (1994 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, High-Temperature Ceramic-Matrix Composites Conference (HTCMC-8), Xi’an, China (September 2013)
    • Committee Member, Fourth International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Goa, India (February 2013)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, Thermal Management Materials & Technologies, 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Daytona (January 2013)
    • Committee Member, Nominating Committee, Engineering Ceramics Division, American Ceramic Society (2012)
    • Poster Presenter, UW-Stout Research Day (1999, 2000, and 2002-12) (1999 - 2012)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, Thermal Management Materials & Technologies, 36th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Daytona (January 2012)
    • Nominee, University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award (2011)
    • Committee Member, Bradley Stoughton Award Committee, American Society for Materials (2009 - 2011)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, Thermal Management Materials & Technologies, 35th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Daytona (January 2011)
    • Certificate of Recognition, (Twice) For outstanding service as associate editor of Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance, American Society for Materials (2009 - 2010)
    • Officer, Secretary, Commission 8.1 on Cast Composites, World Foundry Organization (2009 - 2010)
    • Advisory Board Member, Sixth International Conference on Advanced Inorganic Fiber Composites for Structural and Thermal Management Applications, 12th International Ceramics Congress, Montecatini Terme, Italy (June 2010)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, Thermal Management Materials & Technologies, 34th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Daytona (January 2010)
    • Committee Member, 2nd International Scientific Conference on Innovations in Die Casting, Karpacz, Poland (2009)
    • Cover Photograph, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, March issue (2009)
    • Committee Member, International Conference on Cast Composites, Kocierz, Poland (September 2009)
    • Conference Session Chair, International Conference on Cast Composites, Kocierz, Poland (September 2009)
    • Conference Session Chair, Joining Science and Technology (session IV), European Congress on Advanced Materials (EUROMAT-2009), Glasgow, United Kingdom (September 2009)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, Joining Science and Technology, European Congress on Advanced Materials (EUROMAT-2009), Glasgow, United Kingdom (September 2009)
    • Conference Co-Organizer, International Symposium on Advanced Thermal Management Materials and Technology, 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Vancouver, Canada (May 2009)
    • Committee Chair, Henry Marion Howe Medal committee, American Society for Materials (2008)
    • Committee Member, Marcus Grossman Award Committee, American Society for Materials (2006 - 2008)
    • Advisory Board Member, Indo-Japan Workshop on Microstructural Performance of High-Temperature Composites, Institute of Technology, Banaras University, India (January 2008)
    • Committee Member, Henry Marion Howe Medal committee, American Society for Materials (2006 - 2007)
    • Advisory Board Member, Second International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM), Delhi, India (February 2007)
    • Conference Session Chair, Second International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM), Delhi, India (February 2007)
    • Teacher Recognition, 'Profiles of Teaching Excellence', College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, UW-Stout (2006)
    • Committee Member, International Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, American Society for Materials (2006)
    • Conference Session Chair, 11th International Ceramics Congress, session IC.V.3, Acireale, Italy (June 2006)
    • Cover Photograph, Journal of Materials (JOM), April issue (1991)