Prakash C. Kapur

AIME Frank F. Aplan Award in 1993

Prakash C. Kapur was born in Lahore, Punjab. India in 1935. He has a BSc in physics and chemistry from Bombay University (1953), and an MSc in chemistry from the same university. He has MS, 1964 and PhD, 1968 in metallurgy and materials science from the University of California, Berkeley, where his supervisor was Professor Douglas W. Fuerstenau. His main academic career was with the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, from 1969 to 1996. He was a visiting professor at Berkeley in 1980, 1996 and 1991 – 93, at the University of Melbourne in 1993 and 1994, West Virginia University in 1995 and at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1996. From 1996 – 2008 he was consulting technical advisor for Tata Research Development & Design Centre in Pune.