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BS Indian Institute of Technology 1981
MS University of Minnesota 1983
PhD University of Minnesota 1986

Dr. Mishra is the Kenneth G. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, the Program Director of the Department of Materials & Manufacturing Engineering and the Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute [WPI].

Dr. Mishra is also the Director of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Collaborative Research Center on Resource Recovery & Recycling – the first National Center of its kind.

Brajendra received his Bachelor of Technology [1981] degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India and his M.S. [1983] and Ph.D. [1986] in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Prior to joining WPI, Prof. Mishra was a Professor of Corrosion and Physico-chemical Processing in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines [CSM] where he also served as the Associate Director of the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy. Prior to joining CSM in 1990, Prof. Mishra served at Tata Steel in India. Prof. Mishra was the President of faculty Senate at CSM and served as a Distinguished Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi for six months.

Dr. Mishra has authored over 500 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He holds six patents and has authored/edited 19 books. Dr. Mishra is a member of TMS, ASM International, and NACE. He is a Fellow of ASM (2001) and TMS (2016). Mishra received the Distinguished Service Award from the Minerals Metals & Materials Society (2010) and the highest award of Honorary Membership form the Indian Institute of Metals (2008). Brajendra served as the 2006 President of The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) of AIME and the 2011 President of Amer. Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers. Dr. Mishra received the Presidential Citation of AIME in 2015.

Brajendra believes that an academic institution is for the education, growth and nurturing of students – both undergraduates and graduates. Student involvement in research activities is the part of education that allows them to be in concert with the state-of-the art in their field of profession.

Scholarly Work

O.S. Baigenzhenov, V.A. Kozlov, V.A. Luganov, B. Mishra and R.A. Shayametova, ‘Complex Processing of Wastes generated in Chrysotile Asbestos Production’, J. Min. Proc. & Ext. Metallurgy, Vol. 36(4), pp. [2015]. 2015

A.U. Chaudhry, V. Mittal and B. Mishra,”Evaluation of Iron Nickel Oxide Nanopowder as Corrosion Inhibitor: Effect of Metallic Cations on Carbon Steel in Aqueous Sodium Chloride”, Corrosion Science & Technology, Vol. 15(1), pp. 13-17, [2016]. 2016

T. A. Chepustanova, V.A. Luganov, B. Mishra, V.N. Ermolayev and G.D. Gyseinova, ‘Investigation of the Magnetic and Flotation Properties of Synthesized Hexagonal Pyrrhotites’, J. Min. Proc. & Ext. Metallurgy, Vol. 36(4), pp. [2015]. 2015

Eunkyung Lee, Walid Khalfaoui, Brajendra Mishra, and Bruce R. Palmer, "Fe—Cr—Mn—C—N Steels for Down-Hole Application in Sour Environments: Statistical Analysis of Mechanical Properties", Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 45(5), 2017.DOI: 10.1520/JTE20160459 2017

RED ALERT: Researchers are working to find new uses for red mud, the caustic byproduct of aluminum production

Brajendra Mishra, the Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and the Director of the Metals Processing Institute at WPI, is prominently quoted in this Science article which looks at the growing global problem of what to do with red mud, one of the most abundant industrial wastes on the planet. "The composition of [red mud] varies so much it means one [type of solution] will not work," says Mishra.