Dr. Subrata Mondal who did Ph.D under the supervision of Prof. G. S. Vaitheeswaran in the Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), School of Physics, University of Hyderabad (UoH) got selected for the Prestigious Adolf Martens Fellowship for carrying out post-doctoral research by the Federal Republic of Germany. He will be awarded the status of Fellow and will be joining the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany (BAM, Bundesanstalt fur Materialforschung und -prufung). There will be ten fellowships in a call for application and I am very happy to share that Dr. Subrata Mondal is one among the ten in the International competition. To my knowledge he is the first one from ACRHEM/Physics to get this recognition.
Professor Adolf Martens (1850 – 1914) was a founding director of this government materials research and testing institute, which he established as an independent authority for failure investigations and approvals. As a pioneer in metallurgy and optical microscopy, he was an outstanding materials scientist. Martensite (a product of the tetragonal transformation of austenite during the enhanced cooling of iron and steel materials) was named in recognition of his achievements. It is more than 100 years old.