Deepak Madan has been announced as the recipient of the 2024 Fellow Award by APMI International. This award recognises the significant contributions made by APMI members towards achieving the organisation’s goals, purpose and mission, as well as their high level of expertise in the industry’s technology, practice or business. The recipient of this award will be elevated to Fellow status at PowderMet2024/AMPM2024, scheduled to be held June 16-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
For over thirty years, Madan is said to have used his expertise in technology assessment and keen eye for capitalisation of business opportunities to use PM as a tool to grow product lines and profits during each step of his career. Madan also championed the opportunity to manage and collaborate with the US Army to develop magnesium alloy powders for lightweight applications, along with the identification and establishment of a supply base for unique PTFE (Teflon) powders.
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Madan’s extensive experience in the PM industry is reflected in his diverse publications, covering areas such as ferro-phosphorous and manganese sulfide additives, activated sintering of ferrous powders, admixed stainless steel powders, magnesium alloys for lightweight applications, and Additive Manufacturing.
Madan has been an active member of various associations and has served on their respective boards. He has also participated in multiple committees related to the PM industry and attended numerous technical conferences. Madan has also served as the Chair of the Pittsburgh APMI Section, where he organised a full-day technical conference. The conference featured invited industry leaders from across the country who presented papers, allowing local section members to learn from industry experts, especially those who couldn’t travel to national conferences.