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Dr. Ram S. Katiyar, Professor of Physics, Selected as 2013 Fellow of the Materials Research Society

01/31/ 2013

Dr. Ram S. Katiyar, Professor of Physics, was selected as 2013 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (http://mrs.org/). The title of Materials Research Society Fellow honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2% of the current MRS membership. The distinction is thus highly selective.

The lifetime scientific productivity of Dr. Katiyar is impressive by any standard.  He has published over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and he has more than 8000 citations accumulated.   Currently, his research articles are cited at a rate of over 900 times annually.

Born in India, Katiyar obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1968. After completing his post-doctoral work in the area of ferroelectrics at the University of Edinburgh, he moved to the United States as an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Southern California in 1971. In August 1973, he joined the University of Campinas, Brazil as an associate professor of Physics and was promoted to full professor in 1980. He is presently serving as a Professor of Physics at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus where he has been leading the Advanced Materials Research Laboratory working in the area of nanocrystalline materials and thin films for energy, memory, and sensor applications.