Dr. Brajendra Mishra
Dr. Brajendra Mishra: Ambassador Energy Efficiency & Conservation & Education Forums.
Brajendra Mishra graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India in 1981 and received his MS and PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1986 in Materials Engineering. After a four- year stint with the Corporate R&D Center of Tata Steel in Jamshedpur, Dr. Mishra joined the Colorado School of Mines where he is the Professor & Assoc. Head of the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and the Associate Director of Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy and the Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory. Brajendra is the Director of the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Resource, Recovery and Recycling. Dr. Mishra has authored over 300 technical papers, holds five patents, written and edited seventeen books and chaired over twenty international conferences in materials processing. His research experiences include Corrosion, Pyro- and Electrometallurgy of Reactive and Radioactive Metals, Environmental Processing, PVD Thin Films Technology and Hydrogen Storage Materials.
Brajendra is a fellow of the ASM International and has received the highest award of Honorary Member of the Indian Inst. of Metals. Dr. Mishra was the 2006 President of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and is the 2011 President-Elect of the Amer. Inst. for Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers – the founding member society of the United Engineering Foundation. He is the Chair of the Intl. Workshop on Engineering Solutions for Sustainability and heads the UEF project on Carbon Management in Transportation. He also serves as an advisor to the World Resource Forum. Brajendra served a two-year term as the President of the Faculty Senate at CSM and has been a member on most of the key strategic committees at the School of Mines.
Brajendra is married to Deepa – a Sr. Manager with Oracle Corp. Their daughter, Ramya, will attend the School of Medicine – University of Colorado, Denver and has a B.S. in Chemistry with Summa-cum-laude from CSM. Their son, Abhishek, is a junior at the D’Evelyn High School.