Dr Brij M Moudgil is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Particle Engineering Research Center (PERC), and the Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems (CPaSS – NSF I/UCRC) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Moudgil also serves as the Director of the UF Mineral Resources Research Center.
He received B.E. (Metallurgy) degree from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and M.S. and Eng.Sc.D. Degrees in Mineral Engineering from the Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, New York, NY.
He has published more than 300 technical papers and has presented over 450 papers at scientific meetings and seminars including 100 invited/plenary talks. He has been awarded 14 patents, and has edited 10 books.
His research and professional leadership accomplishments are recognized by several major awards including his election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), U.S.A. He has been also elected as Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is recipient of the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He served as 2006 President of the Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME).
His current research interests include engineered particulate systems for enhanced performance in processing of minerals and advanced materials, photocatalytic degradation of hazardous microbes, and greener reagents and particle technologies.