W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri was given the 2016 ASTM International President’s Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals early in their ASTM International career who have significantly advanced the organization's mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example, and vision.

Rachuri is serving as editor-in-chief of ASTM International’s new journal, Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, which launches in January 2017. In this role, he has recruited more than 50 top global experts from academia and industry to serve as editors and advisors.

Rachuri is also a founding member and vice chair of the ASTM subcommittee that develops standards in sustainable manufacturing (E60.13). He also serves on ASTM International's Smart Manufacturing Advisory Committee.

Rachuri works as the federal program manager for the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute headquartered in Los Angeles, which is funded in part through a $70-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office. The institute brings over $140 million in public and private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for advanced manufacturing.

Prior to this, he worked on manufacturing sustainability issues for 20 years at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and he was a research professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics (Madras University), master's degrees in applied mathematics (Anna University) and aerospace engineering (Indian Institute of Science), and a Ph.D. also from the Indian Institute of Science.

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