Kenneth C. Ludema Honorary Symposium Speaker

Somuri V. Prasad, Sandia National Laboratory, USA

Somuri V. Prasad

Somuri V. Prasad (Prasad) is a Principal Scientist & Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, and an adjunct Professor of Materials/Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of North Texas, and New Mexico Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Sussex in England in 1977, and was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) in 2004 and a Fellow of the ASM-International in 2008. Before joining Sandia National Laboratories in 1999, Prasad has worked at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (1990-1999) and at the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (1978-1989). He has authored/co-authored over 100 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals and gave several keynote and plenary talks at international conferences. He is the co-inventor of four US patents. Dr. Prasad is the recipient of the Diatome Award from the Microscopy Society of America (1995), Al Sonntag Award from STLE (2011), US National Nuclear Security Agency Award of Excellence (2009), and the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award (2015).

Presentation Title: Modern Analytical Methods for Wear Surface Analysis

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