Manoj Choudhary, MS '76

Senior Technical Staff Owens Corning Science and Technology Center

“I have very pleasant memories of my time at SUNY in general and the Chemical Engineering Department in particular. I remember it as a dynamic department with an outstanding faculty. The courses I took and the research projects I encountered balanced fundamentals with practical /industrial relevance particularly well. I most cherish the support I received from my teachers, fellow students, and the UB community as a young graduate student freshly arrived from India. I am still in touch with friends I made at UB.”


Manoj Choudhary is a member of the Senior Technical Staff at Owens Corning’s Science and Technology Center in Granville, Ohio, USA. He obtained his doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS in Chemical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, and BTech (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

He was awarded the Professor S. K. Nandi Gold Medal at IIT and received the Falih N Darmara Award at MIT. Dr. Choudhary’s professional interests include development of glass and polymer based processes and products through the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), engineering fundamentals, physics, chemistry, and materials science.

His contributions in diverse fields such as glass melting and forming, polymeric foam extrusion, and thermal and mechanical properties of insulation products have been at the core of some of the most significant process and product developments in both the composites and insulation businesses of Owens Corning.

Dr. Choudhary's professional achievements have been recognized by numerous awards inside and outside of Owens Corning. He is a Fellow of the British Society of Glass Technology, and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He has presided over several professional organizations including the Industry-University Center for Glass Research at Alfred University, the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society, and the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 18th International Congress on Glass and is the Vice President of the International Commission on Glass. He is a Specially-appointed Professor of China State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Float Glass.

Most recently Manoj has been elected President of the International Commission on Glass.