1970 - B.Tech - Metallurgical and Material Engineering CEO @ Analytical Services & Materials Inc. US
Dr. Jalaiah Unnam’s contributions to metal-matrix composites and X-ray diffraction have won him several awards from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, USA, and other organizations.
Dr. Unnam graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy (1970), and earned the Master’s and the Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering and Science from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Dr. Unnam is the President and CEO of Analytical Services & Materials, Inc (AS&M), located in the Langley Research and Development Park in Hampton, Virginia. This Company is a big asset to Langley Research Centre and employs 165 Scientists and Engineers. This company has given critical help to the Langley Research Centre in R&D areas like the redesign and analysis of the wind Tunnel fan blades, the Shuttle solid rocket booster, the National Aerospace Plane Program engine and airframe concept reviews and the laminar flow control Supercritical Airfoil Experiments.
In 1989 NASA gave him an award “in recognition of his outstanding performance, entrepreneurial spirit, and unique commitment in providing support to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration”.