About the Author
Mrityunjay Singh, PhD, FASM, FACerS, FAAAS, is Chief Scientist at Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, and is actively involved in various activities related to processing, manufacturing, joining and attachment technologies. He is Academician of World Academy of Ceramics and Governor of Acta Materialia, Inc. He has authored or coauthored more than two hundred thirty publications, edited forty two books/journal volumes, and holds several patents and technology transfers to industries. He is recipient of numerous (more than forty) national and international awards from all over the world including four R&D 100 awards, NASA Public Service Medal, and NASA Exceptional Space Act Award for outstanding and extraordinary contributions to various NASA programs. Tatsuki Ohji, PhD, FACerS, is the Prime Senior Research Scientist at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). His research interests include characterization of ceramics, ceramic composites and porous materials, design of advanced ceramics, and green ceramic manufacturing. He has authored or coauthored more than 320 scientific papers and nine books, and holds more than forty patents. He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics, a Governor of Acta Materialia, Inc., and editorial board member of many international journals. Rajiv Asthana, PhD, FASM, is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he teaches in the manufacturing engineering and engineering technology programs. His research interests include ceramic/metal joining, high-temperature capillarity and cast metal-matrix composites. He is the author or coauthor of four books and 150 refereed papers, an Associate Editor of Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance, guest editor and editorial board member of several refereed journals, and a fellow of ASM International. Sanjay Mathur, PhD, is professor at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany. The major research thrust of his group include chemical synthesis of functional nanostructures and their processing for product and device applications. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Saarland University, where he accomplished his Habilitation. He has authored or coauthored over 150 publications, edited a book, holds several patents, and is and Associate Editor of International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology and Nanomaterials.