Published on Wednesday April 28, 2010
MSE alumnus Dr. Siddhartha Pathak (Ph.D. 2009, advisor: Surya Kalidindi) has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2010 W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Scholarship in Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Young researchers whose research is deemed most relevant to the development of new planetary, earth, and astrophysics space mission concepts and technology are chosen for this prestigious program via an international level selection process.
Pathak will be employed at the Keck Institute for Space Studies at the California Institute of Technology, working on the project "Deformation Mechanisms of Space Materials under Extreme Environments." Since graduation, Pathak has been employed at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.