Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, Ph.D., a professor of building envelopes and structures at the University of Victoria, Canada, has received ASTM International’s 2022 Professor of the Year award.
The ASTM International Professor of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize and reward the contributions of educators in developing students’ understanding of consensus standards.
Throughout his career, Phalguni has been a strong promoter of ASTM standards. Before joining UVic in 2015, while employed by the National Research Council Canada (NRCC), he was an adjunct professor at Carleton University. He delivered numerous lectures to graduate and undergraduate university students, highlighting the importance of standardization and ASTM standards in the construction industry. In fact, one of his graduate students produced a thesis which has become the basis for a new ASTM standard currently under development.
Mukhopadhyaya earned his B.Tech, M.S., and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the National Institute of Technology (Calicut, India), City University (London, UK) and the University of Sheffield (UK), respectively. He became an ASTM member in 2000, when he was an Assistant Research Officer at NRCC. Phalguni is currently chairing the TG and developing (main committee ballot) a new ASTM standard for the measurement of thermal conductivity of smaller thermal insulation specimens using a standard heat flow meter. He has also chaired and organized several other symposia and subcommittees.
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