Materials science and engineering distinguished professor Subhash Mahajan was profiled as a distinguished educator in this year’s edition of Marquis’ Millennium magazine. The magazine is a registry published twice a year by Marquis Who’s Who that honors the world’s most accomplished professionals and leaders in their respective fields with short biographical features. Read the feature online.
Mahajan has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who publications on several occasions before. He was named a Lifetime Achiever in 2017, was featured as part of Who’s Who Top Engineers in 2018 and has been recognized in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the World.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized among my peers,” he said.
Mahajan has published over 250 articles in leading materials science and engineering journals and is considered one of the foremost experts on slip and twinning phenomenon, as well as electronic materials. His current research focuses on understanding the correlation between a material’s structure and its properties.
“I have tried to understand the structure and properties of materials, and not just metals or semiconductors,” he explained. “The underlying theme of my research is to ask questions like why materials behave the way they do—and to answer them in great detail.”
Mahajan received a bachelor’s of engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in materials science and engineering. After spending 15+ years in industry at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in the UK and Bell Laboratories in the U.S., he decided to pursue a career in academia. He joined UC Davis in 2011 after holding faculty positions at the University of Denver, Carnegie Mellon University and Arizona State University.
Mahajan is one of the most honored faculty members in the College of Engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a recipient of the ASM International Gold Medal and the Acta Materiala Gold Medal and is a fellow of ASM, the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), among his many accomplishments.