Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute would like to congratulate Dr. Priti Wanjara on recently upgrading her CASI membership from Associate Fellow to Fellow as part of her ongoing commitment to learning and professional development.
Dr. Priti Wanjara is Principal Researcher and Manager at the National Research Council of Canada. She earned her B. Eng (1993) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees from McGill University in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. She started working for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in 2002 in the Aerospace division. Throughout her career, she has been concerned with the physical metallurgy of metals/alloys, and in particular with how this knowledge can be applied to welding process design for advanced manufacturing in the aerospace, automotive and power generation industries. Her work has emphasized the understanding of solidification and microstructural phenomena during welding of various aluminum-, magnesium-, iron-, zirconium, nickel- and titanium-based materials. Her most significant research contributions include her pioneering work on electron beam additive manufacturing, linear friction welding and friction stir welding (FSW), which has accelerated fabrication and refurbishment improvements of various components for various small medium enterprises, original equipment manufacturers and maintenance repair and overhaul industries. Dr. Wanjara is the author or co-author of over 200 papers published in refereed journals or conference proceedings and 100 NRC reports. She is recognized internationally as a leading material scientist in advanced manufacturing technologies. Some of her honors & awards include: G. MacDonald Young Award (ASM International), CWB Fellow (Canadian Welding Bureau), Silver Medal Award (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum), CASI Fellow (Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute).
Sources: ASM International, LinkedIn