TMS Director/Chair, Structural Materials Division
Professor, Colorado School of Mines
Suveen Mathaudhu is a professor in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines. Via a joint appointment, he also serves as a chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Mathaudhu has been a member of TMS since 2000 and previously served as the vice-chair of the Structural Materials Division (SMD). He has served as chair of the Light Metals Division’s Magnesium Committee and SMD’s Mechanical Behavior of Materials Committee, serving terms on the respective councils in both roles. He has been an active member on many other technical committees and co-programmed dozens of symposia. Other service has included participation in the Content Development and Dissemination Committee, Programming Committee, and ASM/TMS Distinguished Lecture Selection Committee. He was also advisor to the Materials Explorers Committee.
Mathaudhu’s career trajectory has spanned diverse roles, with his primary areas of interest centering around powder and deformation processing of metallic alloys and composite materials with foci on nanocrystalline materials, lightweight alloys and refractory metals, materials science education and outreach, and advocacy for diversity and inclusion in STEM. Prior to Colorado School of Mines, Mathaudhu was a professor and chair of the MSE Program at the University of California, Riverside (2014–2021); a program manager at the U.S. Army Research Office, Materials Science Division (2010–2014); and a postdoc and then materials engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (2006–2010).
Some recognitions Mathaudhu has earned include the 2015 American Association of Engineering Societies Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communication; 2015 ASM Fellow; 2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Grant; 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers; and 2021 TMS Brimacombe Medal. Mathaudhu received his B.S.E. from Walla Walla University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, all in mechanical engineering.