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Mrityunjay Singh

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (1983), Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India, Metallurgical Engineering
  • MS (1980), University of Gorakhpur, India, Physical Chemistry

Research & Scholarship Interests

Aerospace materials, alternative and renewable energy materials and systems, energy storage and thermal management, bioinspired materials, additive manufacturing, advanced ceramics and composites
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Honors & Awards

  • Honorary Doctorate (honoris causa),  Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, 2016
  • International Dresden Barkhausen Award, Germany, 2015
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, BHU (IIT-BHU), Varanasi, 2013
  • Einstein Professorship, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, 2013
  • Honorary Doctorate (honoris causa),  Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, 2013 
  • President Award & John Jeppson Medal, The American Ceramic Society, 2009 & 2011
  • Sir Richard Brooks Award, European Ceramic Society, 2007
  • NASA Public Service Medal (1999) & Silver Snoopy Award (2007)
  • Four R&D 100 Awards, 1995, 1999, 2001, and 2005
  • Ishikawa International Carbon Prize, Ishikawa Carbon, Science and Technology Foundation, Tokyo, Japan,  2000

Professional Affiliations

  • Academician, World Academy of Ceramics, Italy
  • American Ceramic Society, Fellow
  • ASM International, Fellow
  • American Association for Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Indian Institute of Ceramics, Honorary Fellow
  • Materials Research Society, Member
  • International Institute of Science of Sintering, Serbia, Elected Member
  • Materials Research Society of India, Honorary Member
  • Indian Ceramic Society, Honorary Member
  • Alpha Sigma Mu, Distinguished Life Member

Selected Publications

  • Meng Wang, Yakup Gönüllü, M. Pyeon, Zhidan Diao, Lisa Czympiel, M. Singh, Trace Amount of Platinum Supported on Carbonized Biomorphic Wood for Efficient Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution in Alkaline Condition, Chemistry Select, 3(7), 2018, 2140-2143
  • J.R. Rico, J.M. Fernandez, and M. Singh, Biomorphic Ceramics from Wood Derived Precursors, International Materials Review, 62, 2017, 465-485
  • M.C. Vera, J. Martínez-Fernandez, M. Singh, J. Ramírez-Rico, High Temperature Compressive Strength and Creep Behavior of Si-TI-C-O Fiber-Bonded Ceramics, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 37, 2017, 4442- 4448
  • M. Singh, J. Ramírez-Rico, J. Martínez-Fernandez, D. Zhu, Thermal Conductivity of Environmentally Conscious Biomorphic Silicon Carbide Ceramics by the Laser Steady-State Heat Flux Technique, Journal of Material Science, 52(17), 2017, 10038-10046
  • J. Martínez-Fernandez, R. Asthana, M. Singh, F.M. Varela, Active Metal Brazing of Silicon nitride Ceramics Using a Cu-Based Alloy and Refractory Metal Interlayers, Ceramics International, 42(4), 2016, 5447-5454
  • T. Kim, D. Singh, M. Singh, Enhancement of Oxidation Resistance of Graphite Foams by PDC-SiC Coating for Concentrated Solar Power Applications, Energy Procedia, 69, 2015, 900-906
  • M.C. Vera, J. Ramírez-Rico, J. Martinez-Fernandez, M. Singh, Slidng Wear Resistance of Biomorphic SiC Ceramics, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 49, 2015, 327-333
  • M.C. Vera, J. Ramírez-Rico, J. Martinez-Fernandez, M. Singh, Sliding Wear Resistance of Sintered SiC-fiber Bonded Ceramics, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 49, 2015, 232-239

Related News

January 18, 2018

ChE affiliated faculty member, Dr. Mrityunjay Singh, will be honored at the 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites for “his long-term and outstanding contributions to science and technology of advanced ceramic materials and technologies, as well as his tireless efforts in mentoring students and young professionals, promoting and developing human network and collaborations among the materials community worldwide.”

July 10, 2017

ChE affiliated faculty Dr. Mrityunjay Singh has been awarded the Global Ambassador Award from the American Ceramic Society.

April 24, 2017

ChE Affiliated Faculty Dr. Mrityunjay Singh has been selected to receive the W. David Kingery Award of the American Ceramic Society. This will occur during the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet on...