Ajay P. Malshe, Ph.D.
Member NAE, F.ASME, F.CIRP, F.ASM, F.InstP
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the 21
Endowed Chair Professor of Materials, Manufacturing and System Integration
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR,
[Founder and Former CTO/EVP of NanoMech, 2002-2017]
Malshe’s twenty-two years of collective leadership experience spans across various
facets of engineering, science, and management. As a scientist, engineer, educator,
entrepreneur, executive and artist his interdisciplinary research has focused on the
manufacturing, materials, data science and system integration. Excellence and Access
are two loadstars of his career. He has more than 220 peer reviewed publications, more
than 20 patents where related products are used across wide industrial sectors, he has
trained more than 60 post-doctoral/doctoral/master students and more than 1250
undergraduate students. Among Malshe’s awards and honors are Society of
Manufacturing Engineers (SME)-S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award (2017); three
Edison Awards for Inventor and Innovation (2014, 2016, 2017); Tibbett Award, US Small
Business Association sponsored by EPA for successful tech transfer (2014); R&D 100
Award, Oscar of Innovations (2013); Fellowships of the International Academy of
Production Engineering (CIRP) (2013), the American Society of Materials (ASM) (2012),
the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (2009) and the Institute of
Physics (IoP), London, England (2004); multiple best paper awards including at the
North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC 40), Society for
Manufacturing Engineers (SME) (June 2012); NanoBusiness Alliances’ Selected Most
Influential Nanotechnology Leaders (2010); including recognition in Marquis Who’s Who
America (2009; http://www.marquiswhoswho.com
); Special honor of getting listed and
recognized under “Discoveries” on the National Science Foundation (NSF) home page*
for a new process, “Electric Pen Lithography (EPL) for sub 20 nm scale machining and
deposition using nano electric discharge machining (nanoEDM) (2005) and many more.
(Dated: June 07, 2018)