The honor was bestowed on Malshe on Tuesday at the group’s 99th annual Materials, Science & Technology annual meeting in Pittsburgh. Malshe was recognized for his contribution in material science “for the invention, development, and commercialization of the world’s first nanoparticle composite coating of super-hard cubic boron nitride (cBN) for cutting tools and wear resistance applications, as well as various nanomanufacturing processes and lubricants.”
“Ajay is so deserving of this award as he is one of America’s most outstanding scientists and his invention of TuffTek will provide manufacturers worldwide dramatic improvements in cutting tool performance and which is already generating millions in revenue for NanoMech,” said NanoMech CEO Jim Phillips in a news release. Phillips added that thanks to Malshe’s invention of TuffTek, “every manufacturing cutting tool company in the world will have to apply this coating technology in order to be competitive and state of the art.”
Malshe called the award a wonderful honor. “I look forward to being a Fellow in such a distinguished technology society,” he said. “I am so proud of the worldwide demand for TuffTek from manufacturing tool companies and playing a role in advancing manufacturing capabilities in the United States.”
Another great achievement for Malshe and NanoMech (the hits indeed keep on comin’…expect more good news about NanoMech on Monday).
Keep up the good work, y’all.