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Anil Saigal

Mechanical Engineering
Research and Characterization of Composites and Polymers Lab

Anil Saigal

Anil Saigal

Mechanical Engineering
Research and Characterization of Composites and Polymers Lab

Phone 617-627-2549
Robinson Hall, Room 171
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
materials engineering, materials science, manufacturing processes, quality control

Anil Saigal is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He received his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, and his M.S. and Ph.D from Georgia Tech. Saigal has been at Tufts University since 1983. He was previously the department chair and the director of international programs for the School of Engineering. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and received the 2011 Distinguished Service Alumni Award from IIT.

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1983
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1980
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1979
Professional Experience: 

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

  • 1997-present: Professor
  • 1989-1997: Associate Professor
  • 1983-1989: Assistant Professor

Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury


Visiting Scientist, Department of Materials Science, MIT


Summer Faculty Fellow: Argonne National Laboratory, NASA Lewis Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Naval Surface Warfare Center-Indian Head


Scientist in Residence, Argonne National Laboratory

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2011: Distinguished Service Alumni Award, IIT Mumbai
2011: The 50 Most Influential People in New England, India New England News
2011: Award for Service to the Indian American Community, AAANE
2004: Elected Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2002: Curriculum Innovation Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1986: Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers
1979-80: President's Fellow, Georgia Tech
1978-79: J.N. Tata Scholar, India
Selected Professional Activities: 
2010-present: Member, Fellows Review Committee, ASME
2002-present: ABET Evaluator
1989: Co-Editor, Microstructural Development and Control in Materials Processing, ASME, MD-Vol. 14
1988: Co-Editor, Advances in Mechanical Behavior and Properties Evaluation, ASME, MD-Vol.7
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
1999: Issued US Patent # 5,887,854
1987: Issued US Patent # 4,666,042