- Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Manoj Choudhary, P.E., F.S.G.T., F. Am. Cer. Soc.
President, MKC Innovations, LLC
Senior Advisor for Strategic Affairs, Glass Service, a.s.
Adjunct Prof. Materials Science & Engineering, the Ohio State University
Dr. Manoj Choudhary is the President of MKC Innovations, LLC and Senior Advisor for Strategic Affairs to the Board of Directors of Glass Service, a.s. His professional interests include development of innovative materials processes and products through the application of engineering fundamentals, physics, chemistry, materials science, and advance computational approaches. He has worked with a broad range of materials systems including metals, glasses, polymers, and minerals.
Manoj Choudhary obtained his Sc.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After post-doctoral research at MIT, he worked at Owens Corning’s Science and Technology Center in Granville, Ohio during Sept. 1982-March 2018 and was a member of its Senior Technical Staff. At Owens Corning (OC), he laid the foundations for advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based simulation of several key materials processes, including glass melting and polymeric foam extrusion. His contributions were at the core of some of the most significant glass and polymer process technology and product developments in OC during the past 35 years.
He has authored over 60 technical reports in OC, published 59 papers and several book chapters, and holds 10 current and pending patents.
Dr. Choudhary is a Fellow of the British Society of Glass Technology, and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He has presided over several professional organizations including the International Commission on Glass, Industry-University Center for Glass Research at Alfred University, the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society, and the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, of which he was also a founder. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Ceramic Society
and a Specially-appointed Professor of China State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Float Glass.
Dr. Choudhary has received several awards and honors for his academic and professional achievements. These include
- Falih N. Darmara Award (Materials Science & Engineering Department at MIT)
- Prof. S. K. Nandi Gold Medal (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)
- Friedberg Memorial Lecture (American Ceramic Society)
- Samuel R. Scholes Award Lecture (Alfred University)
- Owens Corning’s highest Technical Achievement Awards
Dr. Choudhary is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.