ASTM International Honors Anand Garde with William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal

Anand M. Garde, engineer emeritus at the Westinghouse Electric Company since 2016, has received the 2019 William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal from ASTM International for his contributions to the reactive and refractory metals and alloys committee (B10).

Garde was recognized for his notable contributions over 40 years to the development of zirconium alloys and the understanding of their in-reactor performance, including: nuclear fuel fabrication, alloy development, hot-cell examinations, unirradiated and irradiated property evaluations, and resolving utility customer issues.

A long-time ASTM International member, Garde had been previously honored by the committee with the 10th Zr Symposium Chairman Award (1993), the John Schemel Award for Best Zr Symposium Paper (1998), the Award of Appreciation for B10 Committee Chairman (2004-2009), the Award of Appreciation for Interaction with Local Indian Hosts for 17th Zirconium Symposium, and the Award of Merit (2014).

Garde received his bachelor of technology degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1967, his master of science in metallurgical engineering from Syracuse University in 1970, and his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Florida in 1973.

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July 28, 2022