Archives—May 2009

President of India Honors Tech Alumnus

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Dr. Bhakta Rath Receives Honors of the Padma Bhushan Award
Dr. Bhakta Rath honored by President of India

Bhakta Rath, head of the Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, Calif., has received the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award of Honors and Excellence from the president of India. The award recognizes highly distinguished service in the sciences, arts and public service.

Rath earned his Master of Science in Metallurgy from Michigan Tech in 1958 and received an honorary doctorate in engineering when he spoke at Tech’s December 2007 Commencement. In 2008, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.