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Ravishankar Sundararaman Receives AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award

Ravishankar Sundararaman Receives AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award



By Torie Wells

March 9, 2020

Ravishankar Sundararaman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently received the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award, in recognition of his career success and promise. Specifically, the award recognized "seminal contributions to transmute and harness quantum electronic structure calculations for computational materials design in diverse fields of materials research including electrochemistry and plasmonics."


The award is in honor of Robert Lansing Hardy, who showed great promise in the field of physical metallurgy, but died suddenly at the age of 25. The recognition, in his name, is awarded annually by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). It recognizes “a young person in the broad fields of metallurgy and materials science for exceptional promise of a successful career.”


Sundararaman’s research focuses on computational materials science, electronic properties, nanomaterials, solid-liquid interfaces, electrochemistry, and energy conversion and storage applications.


He received this award during the TMS-AIME Annual Awards Ceremony during the 149th TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.


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