Shyam K. Bahadur received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Roorkee (now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee), India in 1957 and 1962, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 1970. He taught for ten years in India and later at the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1970 to 2005 in Iowa State University. He retired from his position as a University Professor in the year 2005 and currently holds the rank of a University Professor Emeritus. His research interests were mainly in the area of tribology with emphasis on the friction and wear of polymers and composites as well as the erosion of metals at ambient and elevated temperatures. In addition to extensive presentations and publications in these areas, he has contributed many invited chapters for books dealing with specialized aspects of tribology and published by reputed publishers. He organized many symposia and conferences and served as the editor of their proceedings. He served as the Conference Chair and Program Chair of the International Conference of Materials. He was the Chair of the American Society of Testing of Materials (ASTM). Moreover, he is the Fellow of two professional societies which are the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Biography Updated on 3 May 2010