Award for zirconium specialist

Anand M Garde, engineer at US nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric Company, has received an ASTM award for his contributions to reactive and refractory metals and alloys research.

The 2019 William J Kroll Zirconium Medal was awarded to Garde for his development of zirconium alloys with regards to nuclear fuel fabrication, alloy development and hot-cell examinations.

Garde has a master of science in metallurgical engineering from Syracuse University and a PhD in materials science from the University of Florida.