Prabhat Tripathyhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=656Prabhat Tripathy Prabhat Tripathy is a research scientist with more than 25 years of research experience in the field of materials chemistry. His areas of expertise include process metallurgy of reactive and refractory metals, high temperature electrochemistry, synthesis and characterization of advanced materials, energy-efficient manufacturing process, and chemical processing of waste (including nuclear) materials as well as lean ore bodies. He earned his M.Sc. (Chemistry), M. Tech. (Materials Science & Engineering) and Ph.D (Chemistry) degrees from Utkal University (Bhubaneswar, India), Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur, India) and University of Mumbai (Mumbai, India) respectively. Right after obtaining his M.S. degree, he joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (Mumbai, India) and subsequently spent stints at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) before joining Idaho National Laboratory. The scientific underpinning of his research career has been to understand metals and materials, through the application of novel techniques and to develop technologies/methodologies to effectively utilize them for commercial exploitations. Some of his distinguished research works include development of (1) monolithic inert anode materials for deployment in extreme environments (2) a hydriding-cum-dehydriding process to recycle critical elements (3) a highly effective surface modification technology for structural alloys to mitigate hydrogen embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking (4) an electrometallurgical process for the preparation of near-net-shape metallic components directly from their oxide intermediates (5) a new process flowsheet for the production of high-purity vanadium metal for the fabrication of self-powdered beta detectors (6) modified version of the Van Arkel-de Boer process to grow zirconium crystal bar from Zr-2.5Nb alloy scrap feed, and (7) a high temperature chemical process to produce capacitor-grade tantalum metal. To date he has forty-one invention disclosure records, four granted U.S. patents, fourteen pending patent applications, two books (as a co-editor), one published article in a book, two technology development articles in a newsletter/blog and one hundred six publications including peer-reviewed papers, conference proceedings/presentations and technical reports to his credit. Exclusive licenses pertaining to four of his technologies have been purchased by an Arizona-based company for deployment in mining industry. Additionally, his research in materials electrochemistry has resulted in the discovery of a robust monolithic anode material not only for reprocessing used nuclear reactor fuels but also for producing rare earth metals/alloys and recovering critical elements from a variety of waste materials including electronic wastes. The identification of the new anode material has solved one of the U.S. Department of Energy's long-standing unmet needs pertaining to spent fuel treatment. In addition, he has worked on other potential anode materials which have shown early promises for their possible deployment as cost-effective anodes in both civilian and defense applications. He holds an adjunct professor position in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Utah. He has been organizing an international symposium, titled, “High Temperature Electrochemistry" since 2013 and guest edited a special issue of Journal of Metals , published in October 2020. He is actively pursuing collaborative research programs with researchers from national laboratories and U.S. universities. He also acted as a consultant on three projects. Outside work, he enjoys traveling, reading biographies, watching documentaries and volunteering time to mentor high school students and junior colleagues. <div class="ExternalClass0B0B20856B374115B740E5DDDC782CDC"><ul><li>​TMS (since 2013).</li><li>Association of Solid-State Chemistry and Allied Sciences, India (August 2003-present)</li><li>Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), India (1989-2007)</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassA6ED13894240411C909593D924DA11C1"><p></p><p><strong>Edited books/articles published in a book/newsletter/website: </strong><br>Ni-Co 2021, The 5<sup>th</sup> International Symposium on Nickel and Cobalt (Eds. Corby Anderson, Graeme Goodall, Sumedh Gostu, Dean Gregurek, Mari Lundstroem, Christina Meskers, Stuart Nicol, Esa Peuraniemi, Fisha Tesfaye, <strong>Prabhat Tripathy</strong>, Shijie Wang and Yuanbo Zhang), TMS, March 14-18, 2021, Orlando, USA. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mforesight (Alliance for manufacturing foresight), a Michigan-based US manufacturing company published a technical write up, “Bromide-based  aluminum electroplating for better corrosion protection" in its blog, under the title, “Manufacturing ideas to watch – issue 11, March 2018" (<a href="http://mforesight.org/2018/04/03/manufactruing-ideas-to-watch-issue-11-march-2018">http://mforesight.org/2018/04/03/manufactruing-ideas-to-watch-issue-11-march-2018</a>). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">2015 EPD Congress, “<em>Proceedings of Symposia by the Extraction and Processing Division (EPD) of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)"</em>, (Editors): J. Yurko, A. Allanore, L. Bartlett, J. Lee, L. Zhang, G. Tranell, Y. M-Fischer, S. Ikhmayies, A.S. Budiman, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and G.L. Fredrickson, March 15-19, Orlando, Florida, USA, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey, USA, pp. 326, 2015, ISBN 978-1-119-08245-3. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and D.J. Fray, “On the Preparation of TiAl Alloy by Direct Reduction of the Oxide Mixtures in Calcium chloride Melt", <em>Metals and Materials in a Clean Environment, Vol. 3, Molten Salts & Ionic Liquids 2011</em> (Ed.) Florian Kongoli, Flogen, 2012, pp. 287-95.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">R.H. Rakhasia, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.C. Hubli and A.K. Suri, “Zirconium Crystal Bar from Zr-2.5Nb Alloy Scrap by Iodide Refining", <em>Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Newsletter</em>, 256, May 2005, pp. 1-8. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong><b>Peer-Reviewed Papers</b></p><p style="text-align:justify;">M.P. Chorney, B.P. Hurley, K. Mondal A.R. Khanolkar, J.P. Downey and <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, “Transformation of a Ceramic Precursor to a Biomedical Alloy: Part I - Sinterability of Ta<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub> and TiO<sub>2</sub> Mixed Oxides", <em>Materials Science for Energy Technologies </em>(Press). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">K. Mondal and <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, “Preparation of Smart Materials by Advanced Printing Technologies: A   Review", <em>Materials, </em><strong>14 </strong>(2021) 6442, pp. 24. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">M.R. Shaltry, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, G.L. Fredrickson and T-S. Yoo, “Electrochemical Measurement and Analysis of YCl<sub>3</sub>, ScCl<sub>3</sub>, GdCl<sub>3</sub> and MgCl<sub>2</sub> in Molten Eutectic LiCl-KCl", <em>J. Electroanalyical Chemistry, </em><strong>899</strong> (2021) 115689, pp. 9.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, K. Mondal and A.R. Khanolkar, “One-step Manufacturing Process for Neodymium-iron (magnet-grade) Master Alloy", <em>Materials Science for Energy Technologies</em>, <strong>4</strong> (2021) 249-55.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Guy L. Fredrickson, Guoping Cao, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, Michael R. Shaltry, Steven D. Herrmann, Tae-Sic Yoo, Toni Y. Karlsson, David C. Horvarth, Ruchi Gakhar, Robert O. Hoover, Ammon N. Williams, William C. Phillips and Ken C. Marsden, “Electrochemical Measurements in Molten Salt Systems – A Guide and Perspective", <em>J. Electrochem. Soc</em>., <strong>166,</strong> 13 (2019) D645-59.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">S.D. Herrmann, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, S.M. Frank and J.A. King, “Comparative Study of Monolithic Platinum and Iridium as Oxygen-evolving Anodes during the Electrolytic Reduction of Uranium Oxide in a Molten LiCl-Li<sub>2</sub>O Electrolyte", <em>J. Applied Electrochemistry</em>, <strong>49</strong>, 4 (2019) 379-88.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, L.A. Wurth, E.J. Dufek, T.Y. Gutknecht, N.J. Gese, P.A. Hahn, S.M. Frank, G.L. Fredrickson and J. S. Herring, “Aluminum Electroplating on Steel from a Fused Bromide Electrolyte", <em>Surface and Coatings Technology</em>, <strong>258</strong><strong> </strong>(2014) 652-63.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy, “</strong>Electrochemical Refining of Carbonitrothermic Vanadium in CaCl<sub>2</sub>-NaCl-VCl<sub>2</sub> Electrolytic Bath"<strong>,</strong> <em>Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy</em>, Trans. Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C<em>, </em><strong>120</strong><strong>, </strong>2 (2011) 90-96.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, A.K. Patra and<sup> </sup>P.U. Sastry, “Studies on Pore Morphology of Titanium and its Oxide by Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)",<strong><em> </em></strong><em>Pramana - Journal of Physics</em>, Indian Academy of Sciences,<strong> </strong><strong>71</strong>, 5 (2008) 1033-8.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, M. Gauthier and D.J. Fray, “Electrochemical De-oxidation of Titanium Foam in Molten Calcium chloride", <em>Metallurgical and Materials Transactions</em>, <strong>38B</strong> (2007) 893-900.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and R.H. Rakhasia, “Chemical Processing of a Low-grade Molybdenite Concentrate to Recover Molybdenum Metal", <em>Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy,</em> Trans. Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C, <strong>115</strong>, 1 (2006) 8-14.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, D.V. Bavbande, R.K. Fotedar and J.M. Juneja, “Carbothermic Reduction of Zircon under Reduced Pressure", <em>High Temperature Materials and Processes</em>, <strong>24</strong>, 1 (2005) 7-15.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and J.M. Juneja, “Preparation of High-purity Vanadium Metal by Silicothermic Reduction of Oxides followed by Electrorefining in a Fused Salt Bath<em>"</em>, <em>High Temperature. Materials and Processes</em>, <strong>23</strong>, 4 (2004) 237-45.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">R.H. Rakhasia, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.C. Hubli, V.H. Bafna and A.K. Suri, “Studies on the Utilization of Zr-2.5Nb Alloy Scrap for the Reclamation of Zirconium and Niobium Metals", <em>High Temperature Materials and Processes</em>, <strong>23</strong>, 2 (2004) 123-31.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.H. Rakhasia and R.C. Hubli, “Molten Salt Electrolytic Processes for the Preparation of Vanadium Metal", <em>Metals, Materials and Processes</em><em>,</em> <strong>16</strong>, 1 (2004) 67-78.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">R.H. Rakhasia, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.C. Hubli, V.H. Bafna and A.K. Suri, “Selective Removal of Iron from Chromite Ore Overburden", <em>High Temperature Materials and Processes</em><em>, </em><strong>22</strong>, 2 (2003) 123-8.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.H. Rakhasia, R.C. Hubli and A.K. Suri, “Electrorefining of Carbothermic and Carbonitrothermic Vanadium: A Comparative Study", <em>Materials Research Bulletin</em>, <strong>38</strong>, 7 (2003) 1175-82.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and A.K. Suri, “A New Method for the Preparation of High-purity Vanadium Metal", <em>High Temperature Materials and Processes</em>, <strong>21</strong>, 3 (2002) 127-37.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, J.C. Sehra, K.N. Harindran and A.V. Kulkarni, “Electrorefining of Carbonitrothermic Vanadium in a Fused Salt Electrolytic Bath", <em>J. Materials Chemistry</em>, <strong>11</strong>, 10 (2001) 2513-8.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, “On the Thermal Decomposition of Vanadium nitride", <em>J. Materials Chemistry</em>, <strong>11</strong>, 5 (2001) 1514-8.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, J.C. Sehra and A.V. Kulkarni, “On the Carbonitrothermic Reduction of Vanadium Pentoxide", <em>J. Materials Chemistry</em>, <strong>11</strong>, 2 (2001) 691-5.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, S.P. Chakraborty, I.G. Sharma and D.K. Bose, “A Comparative Study on the Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium paratungstate in Batch and Fluidized Bed Reactors", <em>Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research</em>, <strong>36</strong>, 9 (1997) 3602-6.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, J.C. Sehra, D.K. Bose and R.P. Singh, “Electrodeposition of Vanadium from a Molten Salt Bath", <em>J. Applied Electrochemistry</em>, <strong>26</strong> (1996) 887-90.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">S.P. Chakraborty, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, I.G. Sharma and D.K. Bose, “Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium polymolybdate in a Fluidized Bed Reactor", <em>J. Alloys and Compounds</em>, <strong>238</strong> (1996) 18-22.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">A. Arya, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and D.K. Bose, “Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium metavanadate in a Fluidized Bed Reactor", <em>Thermochimica Acta</em>, <strong>244</strong> (1994) 257-65.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, A. Arya and D.K. Bose, “Preparation of Vanadium nitride and its Subsequent Metallization by Thermal Decomposition", <em>J. Alloys and Compounds</em>, <strong>209</strong> (1994) 175-80. <br></p><p><b><br></b></p><p><b>Conference/Symposia Publications<br></b></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Collin T. Andersen, <strong>Prabhat K. Tripathy</strong> and Michael F. Simpson, “On Hydriding Uranium-Surrogate Aluminides", American Nuclear Society, November 30 - December 03, 2021, Washington DC.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">M.P. Chorney, B.P. Hurley, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and J.P. Downey, “Effects of Oxide Precursor Preparation Parameters on the Electrochemical Reduction of Tantalum Pentoxide in Calcium Chloride Melt", DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51493-2_62 TMS, 2017, pp. 651-5.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P</strong><strong>.K. Tripathy</strong>, W.D. Swank, D.C. Haggard, T.E. Lister and E.S. Peterson, “A High Temperature Chemical Processing Route to Recycle Spent Nd<sub>2</sub>Fe<sub>14</sub>B (Neo) Magnets", Conference of Metallurgists Proceedings, COM-2014, ISBN: 978-1-926872-24-7, 2014, pp. 9.     </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, T.Y. Gutknecht, S.D. Herrmann, G.L. Fredrickson, and T.E. Lister, “Evaluation of Alkali Bromide Salts for Potential Pyrochemical Applications", <em>Global 2013</em>, American Nuclear Society, 867-73.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">L. Sibilie, D.R. Sadoway, <strong>P. Tripathy</strong>, E. Standish, A. Sirk, O. Melendez and D. Stefanescu, “Performance Testing of Molten Regolith Electrolysis with Transfer of Molten Material for the Production of Oxygen and Metals on the Moon", <em>AIAA 3</em><em><sup>rd</sup></em><em> Symposium on Space Resource Utilization</em>, Vol. 2 (2010), pp. 5.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">L. Sibille<strong>, </strong>D.R. Sadoway, A. Sirk, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, O. Melendez, E. Standish, J.A. Dominguez, D. Stefanescu, P. A., Curreri and S. Poizeau, “Recent Advances in Scale-up Development of Molten Regolith Electrolysis for Oxygen Production in Support of a Lunar Base, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), <em>Space Propulsion and Energy Sciences International Forum Space Propulsion and Energy Sciences International Forum</em>,<em> </em>Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL, February 26, 2009. USA, pp.10.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">L. Sibille<strong>, </strong>D.R. Sadoway, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, E. Standish, A. Sirk, O. Melendez and D. Stefanescu,<strong> “</strong>Performance Testing of Molten Lunar Regolith Electrolysis and Transfer of Molten Materials for Oxygen and Metal Production on the Moon", American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA, pp. 11.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, C. Schwandt and D.J. Fray, “Preparation of Titanium Metal by Direct Electrochemical Reduction of TiO<sub>2</sub> in Fused CaCl<sub>2</sub> Bath: An Optimization Study", <em>Proc.,</em><em><strong> </strong></em><em>7</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em>International Symposium on Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology</em><strong><em>,</em></strong> Aug. 29-Sep.02, 2005, Toulouse, France, Vol. I, pp. 139-41.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and D.J. Fray, “On the preparation of TiMo alloy by Electrodeoxidation (FFC Cambridge Process) of the Mixed Oxides", <em>Proc.,</em><em><strong> </strong></em><em>International Symposium on Materials Chemistry, ISMC-06</em>, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India, Dec. 04-08, 2006, pp. 277-9.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">R.H. Rakhasia, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.C. Hubli and A.K. Suri, “Recycling of Reactive Zr-2.5Nb Alloy Scrap: Preparation of Crystal Bar Zirconium by Iodide Refining<em>"</em>, <em>Proc. Int. Conf. on “Emerging Trends in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy</em>", ICME-2005, Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, June 13-14, 2005, pp. 437-44.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">V.S. Bhave, R.H. Rakhasia, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.C. Hubli, P. Sengupta, K. Bhanumurthy, R.U. Satpute, K.P. Sreekumar, T.K. Thyagarajan and P.V.A. Padmanabhan, “Characterization of Plasma-sprayed NiCrAlY-YSZ Coatings", Proc., <em>DAE-BRNS Workshop on Plasma Surface Engineering</em>, BARC, Mumbai, India, September 23-25 (2004) 355-7.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">R.H. Rakhasia, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.C. Hubli and A.K. Suri, “Preparation of High-purity Zirconium Crystal Bar by Iodide Refining Process", <em>Proc., National Symposium on</em><em><strong> </strong></em><em>Vacuum Science & Technology and Vacuum Metallurgy</em><strong><em> </em></strong>(IVSNS-2003), Oct. 15-17, 2003, Mumbai, India, pp. 291-5. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, “Electrorefining of Carbonoitrothermic Vanadium in CaCl<sub>2</sub>-NaCl-VCl<sub>2</sub> Bath", <em>Electroanalytical Chemistry and Allied Topics (ELAC-2000)</em>, Nov. 27-Dec. 01, 2000, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India, pp. 215-6.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, J.C. Sehra and S. Brat, “Influence of Refractory Oxides on the Oxidation Behavior of Carbon Powders: A DTA Study", <em>11</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> </em><em>National Symposium & Workshop on Thermal Analysis (THERMANS),</em> Eds. P.C. Kalsi, V. Venugopal and D.D. Sood, March 2-5, 1998, University of Jammu, Jammu, India, pp. 176-8.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy, </strong>V.D. Shah, R.H. Rakhasia and J.C. Sehra, “Environmental Considerations in the Selection of Metallurgical Processes for the Extraction of Molybdenum from Low-grade Molybdenite Concentrate", Environmental & Waste Management (ISSN: 0971-9407), Eds. (A. Bandopadhyay, N.G. Goswami and P.R. Rao, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, 1998, pp. 92-9.</p><p>D.K. Singh, H. Singh, M.R.A. Pillai, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and V.R. Joshi, “Synthesis and Characterization of Uranium (VI) Complex with Amine Phenol Ligand<em>", 11</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> </em><em>National Symposium & Workshop on Thermal Analysis (THERMANS)</em>, Eds. P.C. Kalsi, V. Venugopal and D.D. Sood, March 2-5, 1998, University of Jammu, Jammu, India, pp. 179-<br></p><p><br></p></div>https://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Prabhat-Tripathy.jpg<div class="ExternalClassD97D147E70FD49CDBB000E9C6E2F2117"><p></p></div><p><strong>P.K. Tripathy,</strong> <a href="https://ipds.inl.gov/Document/ViewDocument/4587">Transition metal-based materials for use in high temperature and corrosive environments</a>, US11,174,536B2, November 16, 2021.</p><p><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, E.J. Dufek, G.L. Fredrickson, L.A. Wurth and J.S. Herring, Methods and systems for aluminum electroplating, US11,136,686B2, October 05, 2021.</p><p><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, <a href="https://ipds.inl.gov/Document/ViewDocument/4427">Electrochemical</a> cells for direct oxide reduction and related methods, US10,872,705B2, December 22, 2020.</p><p><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, W.D. Swank, D.C. Haggard, T.E. Lister, and E.S. Peterson, Process for recycling rare earth magnets, US10,323,300B1, June 18, 2019. </p>Materials Scientist<div class="ExternalClassC7ACA3F88D2748698E0676071ADDBC25"><p style="text-align:left;">​<span>Collin T. Anderson, Michael F. Simpson and </span><strong>Prabhat K. Tripathy</strong><span>, “On Hydriding Uranium-Surrogate Aluminides", American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Technology Expo., November 30 - December 03, Washington, DC, 2021, USA.</span><span> </span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong><span>, “</span><span>Preparation, Evaluation, and Characterization of Rare Earth Alloys directly from Oxide Intermediates", 9</span><sup>th</sup><span> Annual Meeting, Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory, Sep. 15-16, 2021.</span></p><p style="text-align:left;">S.D. Herrmann, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, S.M. Frank, J.A. King, G. Cao and K. Tolman, “Relative Performance of Platinum, Iridium, and Ruthenium as Oxygen-Evolving Anodes during the Electrolytic Reduction of Uranium Oxide in a Molten LiCl-Li<sub>2</sub>O", 150<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), March 14-18, 2021, Orlando, USA. </p><p style="text-align:left;">S.D. Herrmann, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, G. Cao, S.M. Frank and J.A. King, “Results of Alternative Anode Testing", <em>16</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> Joint Electrochemical Recycling/Safeguards and Security Working Group meeting</em>, US-ROK Joint Fuel Cycle Studies, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, May 15-17, 2018. </p><p style="text-align:left;">M.P. Chorney, B.P. Hurley, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and J.P. Downey, “Effects of Oxide Precursor Preparation Parameters on the Electrochemical Reduction of Tantalum pentoxide (Ta<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>) in Calcium chloride Melt", <em>146</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> Annual Meeting & Exhibition, The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)</em>, Feb. 26 – March 02, 2017, San Diego, USA.</p><p style="text-align:left;">T.E. Lister, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and R. Ott, “Recovery Technologies for Critical and Value Metals from Consumer Device Scrap<em>", 4</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> Critical Materials Institute Annual Meeting</em><em><strong>,</strong></em> Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, August 16-18, 2016.   </p><p style="text-align:left;">M.R. Shaltry, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and E.S. Peterson, “Direct Electrochemical Reduction of Rare Earth Oxides in Alkali/Alkaline Earth Chloride based Molten Salts", <em>10</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> International Conf. on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts (MOLTEN 16),</em> TMS, May 22-26, 2016, Seattle, WA, USA. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, S.D. Herrmann and S.M. Frank, “Progress on the Inert Anode Development Program", <em>10</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> Electrochemical Recycling Working Group (ERWG) Meeting</em>, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, August 17-21, 2015. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, W.D. Swank, D.C. Haggard, T.E. Lister and E.S. Peterson, “A High Temperature Chemical Processing Route to Recycle Spent Nd<sub>2</sub>Fe<sub>14</sub>B (neo) Magnets", <em>COM 2014 - Conference of Metallurgists</em>, ISBN 978-1-926872-24-7, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum<strong>,</strong> pp. 9, September 28 – October 01, 2014, Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, “Inert Anode Materials for Oxide Reduction in Fused Salts",<em> 6</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> India - U.S. Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group (CNEWG) Meeting</em>, July 08-10, 2014.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, S.D. Herrmann and S.M. Frank, “Oxygen Anode Development Program<em>", 6</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> Electrochemical Recycling Working Group Meeting (EWRG, DOE-KAERI)</em>, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Feb. 18-25, 2014.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and T.E. Lister, “Pyrometallurgical Processing of Neo (NdFeB) Magnets", <em>Kick off Meeting, Critical Materials Institute</em>, Iowa State University, Iowa, September 09-13, 2013. </p><p style="text-align:left;">S.M. Frank, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, and S.D. Herrmann, “Reactive Fission-product Mitigation and Capture during Electrolytic Reduction of used Nuclear Fuel in a Molten LiCl Salt", <em>Global 2013</em>, September 29-October 03, 2013, Salt Lake City.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, S.D. Herrmann, G.L. Fredrickson, S.X. Li, and T.E. Lister, “Investigation of Fused Bromide Salts for Possible Pyroprocessing Applications", <em>Inst. for Nuclear Energy Science and Technology (INEST) Fuel Cycle Core Outreach and Information Meeting</em>, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Feb. 21, 2012. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy </strong>and D.J. Fray, “On the Preparation of TiAl Alloy by Direct Reduction of the Oxide Mixtures in Calcium chloride Melt", <em>Fray International Symposium</em>, November 27-December 01, 2011, Cancun, Mexico.</p><p style="text-align:left;">E. Sooby, S. Balachandran, D. Foley, T. Hartwig, P. McIntyre, S. Phongikaroon, N. Pogue, M. Simpson, and <strong>P. K. Tripathy</strong>, “Materials Testing for an Accelerator-driven Subcritical Molten Salt Fission System: A Look at the Materials Science Governing Molten Salt Corrosion", <em>Texas Section of American Physical Society Meeting</em>, December 2011. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, “New Frontiers of Materials Electrochemistry", <em>Institute for Nuclear Energy Science and Technology (INEST) Fuel Cycle Core Outreach and Information</em><em><strong> </strong></em><em>Meeting</em>, March 24-25, 2011, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.</p><p style="text-align:left;">L. Sibilie, D.R. Sadoway, <strong>P. Tripathy</strong>, E. Standish, A. Sirk, O. Melendez and D. Stefanescu, “Performance Testing of Molten Regolith Electrolysis with Transfer of Molten Material for the Production of Oxygen and Metals on the Moon", <em>AIAA 3</em><em><sup>rd</sup></em><em> Symposium on Space Resource Utilization</em>, Vol. 2 (2010), pp. 5.</p><p style="text-align:left;">L. Sibille, D.R. Sadoway, A. Sirk, <strong>P. K. Tripathy</strong>, O. Melendez, E. Standish, J.A. Dominguez, D.M. Stefanescu, P.A. Curreri, and S. Poizeau, “Recent Advances in Scale-up Development of Molten Regolith Electrolysis for Oxygen Production in Support of a Lunar Base", <em>Proceedings of the 47</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting,</em> Paper AIAA 2009-659, AIAA, Arlington, VA, (2009), pp. 10. </p><p style="text-align:left;">L. Sibille, D.R. Sadoway, A. Sirk, <strong>P. K. Tripathy</strong>, O. Melendez, E. Standish, J.A. Dominguez, D.M. Stefanescu, P.A. Curreri, and S. Poizeau, “Recent Advances in Scale-up Development of Molten Regolith Electrolysis for Oxygen Production in Support of a Lunar Base", <em>Proceedings of the 47</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting,</em> Paper AIAA 2009-659, AIAA, Arlington, VA, (2009), pp. 10. </p><p style="text-align:left;">L. Sibille, D.R. Sadoway, A. Sirk, <strong>P. Tripathy</strong>, O. Melendez, E. Standish, J.A. Dominguez, D.M. Stefanescu, P.A. Curreri and S. Poizeau, “Production of Oxygen from Lunar Regolith using Molten Oxide Production of Oxygen from Lunar Regolith Using Molten Oxide Electrolysis<em>"</em>, <em>Space Propulsion and Energy Sciences International Forum Space Propulsion and Energy Sciences International Forum</em>,<em> </em>Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL, February 26, 2009. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, A. Sirk, D.R. Sadoway and L. Sibilie, “Electrowinning of Synthetic Lunar Regolith: Scale-up Studies<em>", 47</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sciences Meeting</em>, January 05-08, 2009, Orlando Florida, USA. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and D.J. Fray, “Electrochemical Reduction of Titanium dioxide to Titanium Metal in Molten Calcium chloride", <em>IV</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> </em><em>Reactive Metals Workshop</em>, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, March 14-15, 2008, Massachusetts, USA.  </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, A.K. Patra and P.U. Sastry, “Studies on the Pore Morphology of Titanium and its Oxide by Small Angle Neutron Scattering", <em>International Symposium on Neutron Scattering (ISNS 2008),</em> Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India, January 15-18, 2008. </p><p style="text-align:left;">P<strong>.K. Tripathy</strong>, R.C. Hubli, A.K. Patra, D. Sen, J. Bahadur and S. Mazumdar, “X-Ray Diffraction and Small Angle Neutron Scattering Investigations on Porous TiO<sub>2</sub> and Ti Bodies", <em>52</em><em><sup>nd</sup></em><em> </em><em>Department of Atomic Energy Solid State Physics Symposium</em>, University of Mysore, India, December 27-31, 2007. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong> and D.J. Fray, “Fused Salt Electrorefining of the Nitride Intermediate of Vanadium", <em>Molten salt Discussion Group Meeting,</em> Fitzwillam College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, July 13-14, 2005.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, D.V. Bavbande, R.K. Fotedar and J.M. Juneja, “Investigations on the Preparation of Zirconia (ZrO<sub>2</sub>) by Carbothermic Reduction of Zircon", <em>57</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> </em><em>Annual Technical Meeting</em>, Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata, India, November 14-16, 2003.</p><p style="text-align:left;">A.K. Patra, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, D. Sen, S. Mazumdar, S. Naik, V.G. Gaonkar and I. Kotwal, “Effect of Titanium Volume Fraction on the Precipitate Morphology in FeTi Alloy<em>: </em>A Small Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation", <em>45</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> </em><em>Department of Atomic Energy Solid State Physics Symposium</em>, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, December 2002.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, J.C. Sehra and A.V. Kulkarni, “Preparation of Vanadium nitride and its Subsequent Conversion to Vanadium Metal by Electrorefining", <em>IX</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> </em><em>National Convention of Electrochemists</em>, November 26-27, 1999, Surat, India. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, J.C. Sehra and A.V. Kulkarni, “Electrorefining of Vanadium in Alkali chloride Melts", <em>IX</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em>National Convention of Electrochemists</em>, November 26-27, 1999, Surat, India.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy </strong>and J.C. Sehra, “Electrometallurgical Processes for the Preparation of High-purity Vanadium", <em>National Symposium on Electrochemistry in Nuclear Technology</em><em><strong> </strong></em><em>(NASENT)</em>, April 23-24, 1998, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu, India.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, V.D. Shaha, R.H. Rakhasia and J.C. Sehra, “Environmental Considerations in the Selection of Process for the Extraction of Molybdenum from Low-grade Molybdenite Concentrates"<strong>, </strong><em>Environment. & Waste Management in Non-ferrous Metals Industries</em> (EWM-98), January 29-30, 1998, Jamshedpur, India.</p><p style="text-align:left;">J.C. Sehra, <strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, V.D. Shaha and R.H. Rakhasia, “Preparation of Molybdenum from Rakha Molybdenite Concentrate by Lime-enhanced Carbothermic Reduction followed by Fused Salt Electrorefining", <em>51</em><em><sup>st</sup></em><em>Annual Technical Meeting</em>, Indian Institute of Metals, November 14-17, 1998, Jamshedpur, India. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, S.P. Chakraborty and A.K. Tyagi, “Preparation and Characterization of Ammonium metavanadate, Ammonium polymolybdate and Ammonium paratungstate", <em>5</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> </em><em>International Union of Materials Research Society Conference</em> (IUMRS-ICA 98), October 13-16, 1998, Bangalore, India.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, J.C. Sehra and D.K. Bose, “Electroextraction of Vanadium from its Nitride Intermediate", <em>SYNVEL-95</em>, January 18-20, 1995, Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>P.K. Tripathy</strong>, N. Krishnamurthy and D.K. Bose, “Kinetics of the Preparation of Group VB Metals", <em>National Symposium on Kinetics of the Metallurgical Processes</em>, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1987. <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassB0095CE10E16471DB51FC3FC6D1CE1B2"><ul><li>Innovator of the Year, Idaho Innovation Awards (2021).<br></li><li>Guest<em> </em>Editor, J. Metals (2019-20).</li><li>Received nine “Exceptional Innovation Contribution" certificates (INL, 2019).  </li><li>INL Exceptional Contributions Program Awards (multiple – 2014, 2013 and 2011).</li><li>NASA research fellowship, USA (December 2007 – March 2010). </li><li>Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) research fellowship, UK (July 2005- June 2006).</li><li>Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) research fellowship, USA (June 2004-June 2005).</li><li>Publication of the biographical data<em> </em>in “<em>Who's Who in the World", Marquis</em>, 17<sup>th</sup> Edition, January 2000. <br></li></ul></div>

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