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
        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

    • Asthana, R. (Book) Green and Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, Elsevier. .
    • Asthana, R. (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). (Book) Advanced Cast Metal-Matrix Composites, Springer . .
    • Asthana, R. (2012). (Book) Vademecum of Cast Metal-Matrix Composite Materials. .
    • Asthana, R. (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). (Book) Wettability and Interfaces in High-Temperature Materials, Springer (in progress). .
    • Asthana, R. (2011). (Book) Ceramic Integration and Joining Technology, Wiley. , 816, John Wiley & Sons.
    • Asthana, R. (2009). (Book) Engineering Materials and Processes Desk Reference, Elsevier. , 552, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R. (2007). (Book) Atlas of Cast Metal-Matrix Composite Structures. , 144, MTI and FRI.
    • Asthana, R. (2006). (Book) Materials Proessing and Manufacturing Science, Elsevier. , 628, Elsevier.
    • Asthana, R. (1998). (Book) Solidification Processing of Reinforced Metals, Trans Tech, Switzerland. .

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)

    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) (2000 - 2004)
    • US State Department, Science Centers Program (2001)

    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)