Dr Gopal Shankar Upadhyaya, distinguished Powder Metallurgy expert, has died

July 29, 2020

Dr Gopal Shankar Upadhyaya has died aged eighty-two

Dr Gopal Shankar Upadhyaya, a well-known and highly respected expert in Powder Metallurgy, passed away on July 19, 2020, in Varanasi, India, aged eighty-two. Born in Varanasi, his metallurgical education began at Banaras Hindu University, from where he graduated with his first degree in 1960.

He received his MSc degree from the department of Physical Metallurgy at the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1962 and later a PhD from the Kiev Institute of Technology, Kiev, Ukraine in 1969 under the guidance of Professor GV Samsonov.

His academic career began at the University of Roorkee from 1964–1975, and continued at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1976–2001), as a Professor in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.

Dr Upadhyaya published over 300 original papers and authored/edited a number of books on a wide range of metallurgical topics. 

He also won many prestigious awards, including the Niobium Medal of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Germany, in 1989; the Samsonov Prize of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering in 1993; Medal of the Materials Research Society of India, also in 1993; GD Birla Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Metals in 1994; Distinguished Alumnus of Banaras Hindu University in 1998; Dr Daya Swarup Memorial Lecturer of the Indian Institute of Metals in 2008; and the DN Agrawal Memorial Lifetime Achievement award of the Indian Ceramic Society in 2009.

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