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October 24, 2022

Sridharan Named Grainger STAR Professor by UW- College of Engineering

Written By: Courtney Vafiadis


Kumar Sridharan
Kumar Sridharan

Kumar Sridharan has been named Grainger STAR Professor by the University of Wisconsin, Madison, College of Engineering. Sridharan the engineering physics and materials science and engineering professors expertise focuses on nuclear reactor materials, corrosion in reactor-relevant environments, radiation effects in materials, surface modification and coating technologies, physical metallurgy, advanced materials characterization and testing, and intersections of materials science and manufacturing.  He directs the Nuclear and Applied Materials Research Group (NAMRG).  Professor Sridharan has over 350 publications in these areas including seven invited book chapters, journal articles, reviewed conference proceedings, and industry reports. He serves on the editorial committee of the American Society for Materials’ flagship magazine,  Advanced Materials & Processes and is a member of the Nuclear Materials Committee of the Metallurgical Society (TMS). He is the recipient of Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research at UW-Madison.  Prof. Sridharan is an elected Fellow of American Society for Materials, Fellow of Institute of Materials, UK, and Fellow of American Nuclear Society.