Krishnan K. Sankaran

  • Education

    Ph.D                   Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978

    M.Tech               Physical Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1972

    B.E.                    Metallurgical Eng, Regional Engineering College, Durgapur, India, 1970

  • Professional Experience


    2003-2014          Senior Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company

    1997-2002          Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company

    1978-1997          Research and leadership positions, McDonnell Douglas Corporation

    2013 -                 Adjunct Professor of Materials Sci. & Eng, Univ of North Texas, Denton, TX

    2009 -2011         Adjunct Professor of Materials Eng, Missouri University of Science & Tech.

    1991-1998          Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Eng, Washington University in St. Louis

    Professional Expertise and Activities

    Materials, processes and related disciplines germane to aerospace products from their conception through design, manufacture, service and retirement.  Collaboration with University of North Texas faculty on research in alloy and process development.  Designed and taught a graduate level course, “Physical Metallurgy of Structural Alloys” at Washington University in St. Louis.  About 50 scientific publications and invited presentations.  Received four US patents in the areas of aerospace materials and processes.

    Professional Honors and Affiliations

    • James B. Eads Award (2005) and Fellow (2007), Academy of Science, St. Louis
    • Member of the Research Advisory Council, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007-2014
    • Invited Participant to "Sustaining America's Competitive Edge" Workshop sponsored by NSF, NIH and NIST, Washington, DC, 2006
    • Member of AIAA, ASM International and The Metallurgical Society.
    • Member, Research Board (2002-2007) and Council (2007-2013), The Welding Institute, UK
    • Honorary Member, Indian Institute of Metals (2012).  Honorary membership limited to one hundred living persons.