Kumar Sridharan

Professor, Department of Engineering Physics and Materials Science & Engineering; Fellow of American Society for Materials, Fellow of Institute of Materials (UK), Fellow of American Nuclear Society


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Room: 919
1500 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-4789
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Dr. Kumar Sridharan’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of areas in materials science, including nuclear reactor materials, corrosion, physical metallurgy, surface modification and coatings processes, ion implantation, plasma-based synthesis and deposition of materials, characterization and testing of materials, interfaces of materials and manufacturing, and industrial applications. He has over 300 publications in these areas including eight invited book chapters, journal articles, reviewed conference proceedings, and industry/national laboratory reports.  Dr. Sridharan has provided research mentorship to over 100 graduate and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral research associates.  He serves on the editorial committee of the journal, Advanced Materials & Processes which specializes in reports on cutting-edge, applications-driven materials research and associated manufacturing processes.  In 2008, Dr. Sridharan was elected Fellow of American Society for Materials for distinguished contributions in the field of materials science & engineering, and in 2013 he received the University of Wisconsin, Madison's Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research.  In 2015, he was inducted as Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining, United Kingdom, in recognition of his contributions to materials science and applications, and education.   In 2016, he received the Faculty Recognition Award given for enriching and inspiring collegiate experience of undergraduate students by Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity in the University of Wisconsin, Madison's College of Engineering.  In 2020, Dr. Sridharan was elected Fellow of American Nuclear Society for major research contributions in materials corrosion and degradation processes in nuclear energy systems and impact on the nuclear industry through the development of improved fuel cladding concepts as well as education and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students.

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