May 15, 2018
Mechanical and nuclear engineering professor to receive Zeldovich Medal
Amir Bahadori, Kansas State University assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been named recipient of the 2018 Zeldovich Medal from the COSPAR Scientific Commission F, Life Sciences as Related to Space.
The Zeldovich Medals are given to young scientists who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their field of research. They are conferred by COSPAR, more fully known as the Committee on Space Research of the International Council for Science, and the Russian Academy of Sciences to honor the memory of the distinguished astrophysicist and academician Yakov B. Zeldovich.
The presentation of the award will take place at the inaugural ceremony of the 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly on July 15 in Pasadena, California.
Bahadori joined the faculty in the College of Engineering in December 2015. He is the director of the Radiological Engineering Analysis Laboratory, where his research is focused on the characterization of radiation environments, radiation protection, and mitigating radiation effects on electronic systems using both experimental and computational techniques.