Professor Subhash Mahajan

Title: Distinguished Professor
Company: Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences Department, University of California, Davis
Location: El Macero, California, United States

Professor Subhash Mahajan, Distinguished Professor at the Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences Department at the University of California, Davis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.

A highly acclaimed figure in the fields of engineering and higher education, Dr. Mahajan has accrued nearly 60 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. A distinguished professor in the department of chemical engineering and material sciences at the University of California, Davis, since 2011, he focuses his research on material that aids in light wave communications. Prior to his current role, he was employed by Arizona State University in a number of capacities, including as professor of electronic materials, Fulton Technology Fellow, director of school materials, Regents Professor, interim and department chair of the chemical and materials engineering department, and associate chair. Previously, he spent much of his time in the Northeast region at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a research manager and member of the technical staff, as well as with the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in England, where he served as a Harwell Fellow in the late 1960s.

Alongside his professional endeavors, Dr. Mahajan has been a lecturer, speaker, patentee, and consultant in the field, contributing his knowledge to students across the globe. He served as a visiting professor in Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France in 1993 and the University of Antwerp in Belgium in 1991. He was a member of the site panel of the Materials Research Laboratory in 1993 and a member of the materials research advisory committee of the materials research division of the National Science Foundation from 1989 to 1992.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Mahajan sought a formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Science with highest honors from Panjab University in India in 1959. He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Engineering in metallurgy, with honors, from the Indian Institute of Science in 1961, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in materials science and engineering from the University of California in 1965. Throughout his career, Dr. Mahajan has served as both an editor and coeditor of several publications, including as coordinating editor of “The Acta Journals” in 2004, editor of “Acta Materialia” in 2001, and coeditor of “Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology” in 2001. He has also contributed more than 200 articles to professional journals.

A leading voice in his realms of interest, Dr. Majahan maintains affiliation with such industry-related organizations as the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, the Magnetic and Photonic Materials Committee, The Electrochemical Society, ASM International, and the American Association for Crystal Growth. He has also been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society, ASM International, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Majahan has been honored with several accolades throughout his career. He was the recipient of the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award and Gold Medal from ASM International, as well as the John Bardeen Award and The Educator Award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Furthermore, he has been presented with the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the IlSc Alumni Association of Bangalore, India. Moreover, he has been named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who in 2017 and has been inducted into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.

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