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
        Present
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Associate Professor
        Present
      • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
        Summer Visiting Associate Professor
        2000 - 2004
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Assistant Professor
        Present
      • 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-Doc Research Associate and Project Scientist
        1991 - 1995
      • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Advanced Materials & Processes Research Institute
        Scientist
        1983 - 1987

Intellectual Contributions

    Book

    • (Editor) Singh , M., (Editor) Ohji , T., & (Editor) Asthana , R. (2015). (Book) Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Materials. , pp. 688, Elsevier.
    • 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 .
    • Sobczak, J., Sobczak, N., & Asthana, R. (Book) Advanced Cast Metal-Matrix Composites. , To be published by Springer (agreement signed).
    • Sobczak, N., Sobczak, J., & Asthana, R. (Book) Wettability and Interfaces in High-Temperature Materials. , To be published by Springer (agreement signed).
    • (Editor) Singh, M., (Editor) Ohji, T., (Editor) Asthana, R., & (Editor) Mathur, S. (2011). (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..

    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.

    Conference Proceeding

    • 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.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • 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.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • European Center for Emerging Materials & Processes, Technical University of Dresden (Dresden, Germany)
      (2013)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Asthana, R., & Interfacial phenomena in ceramic-metal couples. Sponsored by U.S. National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.
    • Asthana, R. Zone directional solidification of sapphire-NiAl composites. Sponsored by U.S. National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.

Reviewer / Editor

    Editor-in-Chief (Metals)

    • SpringerMaterials (2014 - Present)

    Editor, Journal Editor

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

    Reviewer, Journal

    • 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)

    Editorial Board Member

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

    Reviewer, Grant(s)

    • Qatar National Research Fund (2014 - 2015)
    • U.S. Department of Energy, ARPA-E (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 (2012 - 2014)
    • COST (European Cooperation in Science & Technology), Evaluation Panel (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

    Award

    • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, The Engineers’ Council (2015)
    • Dean's Outstanding Alumni Award, Engineering & Applied Science, UW-Milwaukee (2008)

    Honor

    • Fellow, American Society for Materials (2009)

Professional Memberships

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