ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys has honoured Dr Anand Garde, a consulting engineer at Westinghouse Electric, with the Award of Merit and title of fellow.
The Award of Merit is the highest organizational recognition by ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) for individual contributions to standards activities. Committee B10 has recognized Garde for his committee leadership as a past chairman and dedication to the promotion of the committee through standards development and symposia events.
As chairman of the B10 Symposium Subcommittee, Dr. Garde organized and chaired two ASTM symposia on Zirconium Use in the Nuclear Industry, which were held in China and India. An ASTM member since 1986, he has received several other awards from B10, including the John H. Schemel Best Paper Award. Garde is a zirconium metallurgist with 40 years of industrial experience in nuclear materials and is a member of ASM International, the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. He holds a B.Tech in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, an M.S. in metallurgical engineering from Syracuse University, and earned his Ph.D. in material science from the University of Florida. He is the author of more than 70 technical publications and holds ten patents.