Uday Bhanu Pal (TMS)
AIME James Douglas Gold Medal* in 2015
Professor Pal has six years of industrial R&D (Allegheny Ludlum Steel and Westinghouse Electric Corporation) and twenty three years of academic (MIT and BU) experience. His research is in the area of high temperature chemical and electrochemical processes: fuel cells, membrane separation, metals processing and recycling. He has received several professional awards including the TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Awards in 2000 and 2003, authored/co-authored over 170 publications and has 22 patents.
Recent Professional Highlights
- Helped in creating the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program at Boston University in 2008 and served as the first Division Head of the Program (2008-2011).
- Licensed membrane-based oxide electrolysis technology that helped in launching MOxST (Natick, MA) in 2009; company name recently changed to Infinium. It employs 25 people and is involved in the scaleup of the licensed metals production and recycling technology.
- Received the Distinguished Foreign Scientist Award in 2012 from India’s premier industrial research organization, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); invited to visit and lecture at the CSIR labs.