Awards & Scholarships

Subhash Mahajan

Subhash Mahajan (TMS)

AIME Honorary Membership in

For lifetime contributions to our fundamental knowledge of metals and alloys and for his dedication to the field of materials science and engineering, including teaching, research, and service.

Professor Subhash Mahajan is the Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Davis. Subhash Mahajan received his undergraduate and graduate education at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. Prior to his current position, he was a Regents’ Professor and a Fulton Technical Fellow in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University (ASU). At ASU, he held administrative appointments as Chair of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering from 2000 to 2006, and the Founding Director of the School of Materials from 2006 to 2009. He previously held appointments at The Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, England; Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ; and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Professor Mahajan’s research focuses on two thematic areas: structure-property relationships in functional materials and deformation behavior of solids. Over the years, he received many awards for his excellent contributions to research and education of electronic materials. These include: Fellow of ASM, MRS, and TMS; the John Bardeen Award and 2004 Educator Award from TMS; the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award from ASM and the ASM Gold Medal in 2011. In 2013 he received the Albert Easton Distinguished Teacher Award. He delivered the 2015 Institute of Metals Lecture and received the Robert Franklin Mehl Award. He recently received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Alumni Association of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He presented the Campbell Lecture of ASM in 2007 and the Lee Hsun Lecture of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.