Dr. Brajendra Mishra received his Bachelor of Technology  degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India and his M.S.  and Ph.D.  in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is a professor and associate director of Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy and Advanced Coatings & Surface Engineering Laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines. Prior to joining CSM in 1990, Prof. Mishra served at Tata Steel in India. He has also served as a Faculty Consultant for Motorola Corp. Prof. Mishra is the President of faculty Senate [2006-08] at CSM.
Dr. Mishra’s current research interests and contributions are spread over two major needs of the day - Environmental management by developing chemically benign processes and - Materials development with enhanced properties. His research interests bridge across the process and the physical metallurgy of materials. He teaches both aqueous and high-temperature corrosion of materials, chemical processing of materials, physical chemistry of iron and steelmaking and engineering thermodynamics. Dr. Mishra has authored over 250 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He holds six patents and has authored/edited 16 books. Dr. Mishra is also a member of the ASM International, NACE and Electrochemical Society. He is a Fellow of ASM.
Brajendra served as the 2006 President of The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) of AIME. Headquartered in the United States but with a large international membership, TMS is a professional organization that encompasses the entire range of metallurgical & materials engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Brajendra has held several leadership positions within TMS for the past fifteen years in publication, programming, outreach and financial divisions of the society. Mishra has been on the Board of Directors for TMS for the past seven years and is currently involved with international programming activities and Foundation growth.