Soni, P. R. 1953–

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Soni, P. R. 1953–

PERSONAL: Born November 29, 1953, in Bhilwara, India; son of P. C. and Chand (Devi) Soni; married Pramila (a homemaker), 1976; children: Anshu, Ankil. Education: University of Udaipur, B.Sc., M.Sc. (physics); University of Rajasthan, M.E. (metallurgical engineering), Ph.D. (metallurgical engineering). Religion: Hindu Hobbies and other interests: Driving, reading.

ADDRESSES: Home—D-21 Staff Colony, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India 3032017. Office—Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India 302017. E-mail[email protected]; [email protected].

CAREER: Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India, professor of metallurgical engineering, 1980–, and president of Officer's Staff Club. Consultant to powder metallurgical companies.

MEMBER: American Powder Metallurgy Institute International, Indian Society for Technical Education (life member), Indian Institute of Metals (life member), Powder Metallurgy Association of India (life member).


Mechanical Alloying: Fundamentals and Applications, Cambridge International Science Publishing (Cambridge, England), 2000.

Trends in Mechanical Alloying, Science Publisher (Enfield, NH), 2002.

Contributor to scientific journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Status of Powder Metallurgy in India; research on the development of novel engineering materials via mechanical alloying.

SIDELIGHTS: P. R. Soni told CA: "Mechanical alloying is a novel processing technique that evolved in 1968. It is now capable of developing various new engineering materials that incorporate the unique properties required for high-tech areas. A lot of research and development activities have taken place in various parts of the world since then, but all are scattered. To bring all these activities under one umbrella to facilitate beginners, students, research scholars, and practicing engineers, I wrote the first book on the subject of mechanical alloying."