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Amit Shyam

Materials Science and Technology Division, ORNL


Amit Shyam is a research staff scientist in the Mechanical Properties and Mechanics Group that is within the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA.  He joined ORNL in November 2004 as a post-doctoral researcher.  He has an undergraduate degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur (1997) and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan Technological University (2002).  Prior to joining ORNL, he was a post-doctoral researcher with a joint position between the University of Michigan and Ford Research Laboratory.  His current research interests include the following (i) fracture and fatigue of alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites, (ii) mechanical reliability and durability assessment of complex functional systems such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), (iii) materials for lightweighting applications, energy efficiency and renewable energy applications, (iv) new application of fracture mechanics techniques and (v) design of alloys for structural applications.  He has over 50 publications in the above mentioned areas in addition to an issued US Patent.  He won an R & D 100 award in 2013 and serves on the board of review of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E.  He served on the executive committee of the Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM International from 2007-2011.

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