New Faculty Member Receives Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Rajiv Malhotra recently received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

The award recognizes manufacturing engineers ages 35 and younger who have made exceptional contributions to the industry. Rajiv Malhotra joined Rutgers School of Engineering in July from Oregon State University, where he taught since 2014. His research aims to understand process-material interactions in manufacturing processes. Malhotra is currently investigating interactions between electromagnetic fields, heat transfer, and mass transfer in rapid field-assisted nanoparticle sintering processes.

Applications for his research include scalable additive approaches for roll-to-roll manufacturing, surface and bulk integration of functional nano-enabled devices. He served as chair at multiple American Society of Mechanical Engineers symposia, as well as guest editor for several special issues in ASME journals. His work has been published in over 45 journal and conference proceedings, and he holds two patents for dieless incremental forming of metals and laser-induced plasma micromachining.

Malhotra received his Master of Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, with a focus on manufacturing, and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University.