Indian American scientist elected Fellow at prestigious International Institute of Physics

Dr.Raj Shah, an Indian American engineer and scientist has been inducted as a Fellow in The Institute of Physics (IOP), one of the world’s largest professional bodies and learned society for physics inspiring people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics.  

“Becoming elected to a Fellow at the IOP is an unparalleled honor,” said Dr. Shah grateful to all his mentors, staff and well-wishers who helped him so far on his journey and was extremely humbled. 

This honor for Dr. Raj Shah comes right after this New York based, Indian American Chemical Engineer was also inducted as a Fellow at the Institute of Chemical Engineers. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is a world class professional society in its own right, a multi-national institution that advances chemical engineering’s contribution worldwide for the benefit of society. They have over 35,000 members in more than 100 countries and is the leading professional society for Chemical engineers in the world. IChemE applies its expertise and experience to make an influential contribution in solving major global challenges. To be elevated to a Fellow at IChemE is considered the pinnacle in any Chemical engineer’s career.  

This year, Dr. Shah was also invited for induction as an eminent engineer into Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the United States, which has over 600,000 members at 254 colleges and universities across the country.  

Dr. Shah also received another accolade this year by being elevated as a Fellow at the Institute of Measurement and Control. He is the first ever Indian American engineer to achieve this honor. 

 Dr. Shah is no stranger to distinction. He has been named a Fellow at the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK which boasts such historical members as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein. 

 Dr. Shah was also honored recently as well by the Energy institute with the title of a Chartered petroleum engineer. He is the first Indian American scientist to achieve this distinction as well. The Energy Institute (EI) is the largest professional membership body that brings global energy expertise together.  

Dr. Raj Shah is widely recognized worldwide for his contributions to the field of Fuels, Lubricants, and Greases. His specialization is in the development of laboratory analytical instrumentation used primarily in the petroleum laboratory. He has been recognized for his inventions and his efforts in creating standardized test methods for use worldwide by the American standard of testing materials (ASTM International) with three awards of excellence and an ASTM Eagle award (a sui genres distinction).  He is the currently the Director at Koehler Instrument Company, Inc. based in Holtsville, NY.  

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