New York-based scientist Dr. Raj Shah receives multiple honors



Dr. Raj Shah, right, receiving the Grease Award at an event recently. Photo: courtesy Dr. Raj Shah

Dr. Raj Shah, Director at Koehler Instrument Company in Long Island and an Adjunct Professor at State University of New York, Stony Brook ( Dept. Of Material science and Chemical engineering ) has received multiple accolades in last few months.

Dr. Shah is an elected Fellow selected by his peers at STLE, CMI, NLGI, AIC, InstMC, EI, Institute of Chemical Engineers, Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry which in itself is a singular honor that is unprecedented worldwide.  He has a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Penn State  University, and is a Fellow from the Chartered Management Institute, London. A recipient of multiple awards at ASTM over his career, he is the recipient of the PM Ku medal ( the youngest recipient) from STLE, and prestigious John A. Bellanti Sr. Memorial Award from NLGI. He was most recently felicitated with another two prestigious awards by his peers in Toronto at the NLGI Annual meeting which were the prestigious Clarence E. Earle Memorial Award and the Golden Grease Gun award. This prestigious honor was in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the technical scientific literature ( He was also awarded the Golden Grease Gun Award which acknowledges his valuable work within the petroleum industry in the development of grease technology, manufacturing, testing, applications and better understanding of grease behavior or the promotion of grease usage. (

Dr. Raj Shah is widely recognized worldwide for his contributions to the field of Fuels, Lubricants, and Greases, a press release said.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors/ Advisors of various institutions such as the Department of Material science and Chemical Engineering , State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY ( where he is the chair of the advisory board ) , Farmingdale College ( Mechanical Technology ) , in Long Island NY,  Technology Management graduate program at SUNY Farmingdale,  Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers, Illinois , Tribology program in Engineering at Auburn University,  and has previously served on the Foundation Board at Developmental Disabilities Institute in Smithtown, NY until 2009, and on the board of directors of the National Lubricating Grease institute  for almost 2 decades. With over 525 publication in journals worldwide he has also published 4 books and is working on 2 more at this time

Dr. Shah’s other interests include kayaking, mentoring university students and mobile photography. He lives currently in Melville, N.Y. with his wife of 25 years Dr. Niloufar Faridi and their son Kian. They are active in the special needs community and enjoy participating in various philanthropic community events.



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