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Dr. Mrityunjay Singh Receives Rustum Roy Lecture Award and Albert Sauveur Achievement Award for Pioneering Contributions to Science and Engineering

Cleveland, OH, August 11, 2023 – Dr. Mrityunjay Singh, chief scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, a wholly affiliated 501(c)3 nonprofit research institute of Parallax Advanced Research, has been honored with two distinguished accolades for his exceptional contributions to the fields of science and engineering. With a career spanning decades, Dr. Singh’s pioneering work in advanced materials and manufacturing technologies has had a profound impact on aerospace and ground-based applications.

Frontiers of Science and Society – Rustum Roy Lecture Award

Dr. Mrityunjay Singh has been selected as the esteemed recipient of the Frontiers of Science and Society – Rustum Roy Lecture Award, presented by The American Ceramic Society. This prestigious annual lecture series honors the late Professor Rustum Roy of The Pennsylvania State University, recognizing individuals who have significantly advanced the interrelationship between science, technology, and society. Dr. Singh’s groundbreaking contributions to the science and engineering of advanced ceramics and composites have earned him this esteemed recognition.

Albert Sauveur Achievement Award

In addition to the Rustum Roy Lecture Award, Dr. Singh has also been conferred with the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award, which was established in 1934 by ASM International in honor of the renowned teacher, metallographer, and metallurgist, Albert Sauveur. This award celebrates pioneers in materials science and engineering whose work has led to marked advancements in the field. Dr. Singh’s relentless pursuit of excellence and his role in the development and implementation of advanced ceramics and composites for aeronautics and space exploration systems have made him a deserving recipient of this distinguished award.

Dr. Singh’s long-term and outstanding contributions have been recognized both nationally and internationally. Throughout his illustrious career, he has received more than ninety national and international awards, including the NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal, NASA Public Service Medal, and multiple NASA Group Achievement Awards. He has also been honored with the prestigious IIT-BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology-BHU, Varanasi, India, and the International Dresden Barkhausen Award from Germany, among numerous others.

A Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), US National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and several other esteemed organizations, Dr. Singh’s expertise has influenced the component design, material selection, and manufacturing process optimization in high-performance systems worldwide.

His extensive body of work includes authoring and co-editing fifty-five books and proceedings, nine special journal volumes, and more than three hundred research papers in various journals and proceedings. Additionally, Dr. Singh serves on the advisory boards and committees of several prestigious international publications and numerous committees and boards.

In response to these accolades, Dr. Singh said, “I am so honored and deeply grateful to receive these prestigious awards. I would like to thank my colleagues, collaborators, students, and family for their support and encouragement over the years. I could not have done this alone.”

Dr. John Sankovic, executive vice president of Parallax Advanced Research and president of the Ohio Aerospace Institute said, “We congratulate Dr. Singh for his prestigious awards and recognition. His pioneering work in advanced materials and manufacturing has had a significant impact on aerospace, the scientific community and society at large, and we are proud to have him at Ohio Aerospace Institute.”


About Parallax Advanced Research 

Parallax Advanced Research is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit research institute that tackles global challenges through strategic partnerships with government, industry, and academia. It accelerates innovation, addresses critical global issues, and develops groundbreaking ideas with its partners. With offices in Ohio and Virginia, Parallax aims to deliver new solutions and speed them to market. In 2023, Parallax and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) formed a collaborative affiliation to drive innovation and technological advancements in Ohio and for the Nation. OAI, a wholly affiliated institute with Parallax, fosters collaborations between universities, aerospace industries, and government organizations. It receives support from the Ohio Government and manages aerospace research, education, and workforce development projects worth over $300 million. OAI plays a pivotal role in advancing the aerospace industry in Ohio and the nation. More information about both organizations can be found at and