Hyperion Metals Limited (ASX: HYM) (“Hyperion” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the strengthening of the Company’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Board (“Advisory Board”) through the addition of Dr. Kesh Keshavan.
Dr. Kesh Keshavan, PhD, is a pre-eminent materials scientist with a background in industry and a track record of inventing and commercializing new technologies. Dr. Keshavan has 30 years’ experience in the field of Superhard materials, holds over 200 patents and is the recipient of “Most Cited Author; The Institute for Scientific Information”.
Dr. Keshavan is currently the President of Blacksand Technology LLC and the Director of Development for SuperMetalix, Inc., an R&D company that created and commercialized the synthetic superhard material Tetride, a tungsten boride composite 10x harder than steel. Dr Keshavan previously served as a Director, Materials Engineering for Smith Bits (a Schlumberger company); Technology Advisor for Schlumberger’s Drilling Group; Vice President for the Advanced Materials Group at SII Mega Diamond and Vice President for GeoDiamond Engineering & Manufacturing.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bangalore University, a B.S. in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Science, and a Master’s and PhD in Materials Science from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Keshavan is a Member of the American Society for Metals, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Society for Petroleum Engineers International and is the Director of the R&D Technical Committee – Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Commenting on the addition to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board, Anastasios Arima, Managing Director of Hyperion Metals said:
“I am extremely pleased to have Dr. Keshavan join Hyperion Metals’ Scientific and Technical Advisory Board. With his decades of experience as a senior executive and outstanding track record as a scientist and prolific inventor, Dr. Keshavan will be invaluable to Hyperion as we scale and commercialize the breakthrough HAMR low-to-zero carbon titanium metal and powders technology.
Dr. Keshavan’s appointment demonstrates that we are rapidly building a team of America’s