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AIAA names AEM alum as 2016 Fellow

Ajit Roy

Dr. Ajit K. Roy, of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, was recently named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota AEM Department as a student of Professor Emeritus Robert Plunkett. Dr. Ajiit K. Roy is internationally recognized in the aerospace science community for his outstanding scientific contributions and technology leadership in complex (structural, thermal and electronic) materials, through advancing aerospace science and technology transition.

“In view of the distinguished list of AIAA Fellows, I’m truly humbled by the recognition,” he said. “I have had the privilege of working with a large number of very bright people over the years—my research team members, AFRL colleagues and collaborators. I’m immensely grateful to them for this accomplishment. Furthermore, the unconditional support from AFRL leadership and stimulating work culture at AFRL makes AFRL a rewarding place to grow professionally and certainly made this recognition possible.”

Dr. Ajit K. Roy is a Principal Materials Research Engineer and Computational Group Leader at the Nanoelectronic Materials Branch, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the AFRL. His research interests include functional materials, multiscale modeling, electronic and thermal materials design, 3D nanostructure, 3D composites, carbon foam, and carbon-carbon composites. Prior to AFRL, he was affiliated with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) for 10 years. His current work includes electronic materials behavior, energy transport in nanomaterials, behavior and failure mechanism in nano materials and hybrid graphitic (carbon) foam, and nanomechanics. He has published more than 200 articles in journals and proceedings, numerous invited lectures, and co-authored three book chapters on thermal materials and composites. He serves on numerous panels, advisory boards, and editorial boards in journals. He holds adjunct faculty positions with Purdue, Rice, Case Western Reserve, and Wright State.


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