Krishna Rajan

ScD

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Krishna Rajan

ScD

Krishna Rajan

ScD

Research Topics

Materials informatics; Quantitative high resolution imaging; Atom probe tomography

Contact Information

120 Bonner Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1380

krajan3@buffalo.edu

Overview

Professor Rajan is the leading proponent of the field of Materials Informatics. His research is centered on the application of information science and data intensive methodologies for the discovery, characterization and modeling of materials. Along with computational studies, he is a leader in the field of advancing quantitative methods for the interpretation of nanoscale chemical imaging techniques such as, atom probe tomography.

Education

Materials Science ScD, Minor: Science and Technology Policy, 1978
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Metallurgy and Materials Science BASc, 1974
University of Toronto 

Postdoctoral Appointments:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1978 – Oct. 1978
Cambridge University, U.K., Oct. 1978 – Oct. 1980

Recognitions and Awards

  • Distinguished Lecture –National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2017
  • Member Science and Technology Experts Group (ISTEG): National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award–Germany, 2015
  • Presidential Lecture – National Institute for Materials Science–Japan, 2014
  • CSIRO- Australia: Distinguished Visiting Scientist Fellowship Award, 2011
  • Founding editor and Editor-in-Chief: Materials Discovery Journal – Elsevier
  • Member Editorial Advisory Board: Nature Scientific Reports
  • Member National Academy of Sciences Panel for Materials Science & Eng.- Army Research Laboratory 2013-2017
  • Director – NSF International Materials Institute, 2002-2009
  • Member US National Committee on Data Science and Technology
  • Wilkinson Professorship of Interdisciplinary Engineering, Iowa State University, 2011
  • Citation by Editor as key paper published in Acta Crystallographica B- International Union of Crystallography, 2012
  • Akinc Faculty Research Award- Iowa State University, 2009
  • Plenary Lecture Award: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) – Data Mining Conference, 2008
  • NSF Scientific Visualization Competition-Honorable Mention, 2006
  • Richard H. & Mary Jo Stanley Chair Professorship for Interdisciplinary Engineering, 2006
  • CNRS Visiting Professor for Combinatorial Chemistry- Rennes, France, 2001
  • Visiting Fellowships:
    • Max-Planck Institüt für Metallförschung, 1992
    • Slovak Academy of Sciences, 1999
    • National Research Council & National Academy of Engineering; E. Europe Fellowship, 1996
    • Rensselaer Undergraduate Teaching Innovation Award, 1993
    • Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, 1990-1991
    • AMAX Foundation Research Fellowship, 1989-1990
    • Indian Institute of Metals &American Society for Materials International Visiting Lecture Award, 1988

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