Suryanarayana Challapalli, PhD

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University of Central Florida, USA

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Professor C. Suryanarayana is currently a Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. His main research expertise includes non-equilibrium processing of materials, with special emphasis on mechanical alloying, to synthesize nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. His other research interests include metallic glasses, bulk metallic glasses, and coatings. He has published over 350 technical papers and authored/edited 21 books and conference proceedings. He has also been a member of the editorial boards of several international journals. Professor Suryanarayana is a Fellow of ASM International, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK, and Fellow of the Electron Microscope Society of India. He is one of the most cited researchers in the field of materials science and engineering. He has over 18,000 citations to his research work with an h-index of 50 and i-10 index of 167. According to Thomson Reuters, he is as one of the top 40 researchers in the world in the field of materials science who achieved the highest citation impact scores for their papers published since January 2000. Professor Suryanarayana received many awards for his research contributions, including the National Metallurgists’ Day Award of the Government of India, Pandya Silver Medal of the Indian Institute of Metals, Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists by the Indian National Science Academy, and Distinguished Alumnus award from Banaras Hindu University, Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering by Central Florida Engineers and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Electron Microscopy from India. During 2012-2013, he was a Jefferson Science Fellow and Senior Science Advisor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he was awarded the prestigious 2016 TMS Educator Award.

Research Interest

Nanostructured materials; Nano composites; Metallic glasses; Processing and properties of non-equilibrium materials; Mechanical alloying; Materials characterization.

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