Narasimhan has been active in powder metallurgy and permanent magnets field for over 40 years. He is a fellow of ASM.APMI,PMAI and GKN engineering and numerous other awards. Was active in the MPIF Technical Board for 24Years. He was Vice President at Hoeganaes corporation from 1990 to 2014 and General manager of Magnetics Division from 1986 to 1990.Prior to this He was Technical Director at Crucible Materials corporation from 1976 to 1986.From 1967 to 1976 held research, teaching faculty positions at The University of Pittsburgh and The University of Texas ,Austin. .He has published over 130 articles and has 25 Patents.. Currently he is Vice President of P2PTechnologies helping corporations to make wise decisions on Powders and Parts.
He is recognized for his contributions to the development and manufacture of samarium cobalt, neodymium iron boron magnets. High density powder metal compaction processes and high performance alloys. He has authored over 125 publications and has 24 U.S. Patents
He is a Fellow of American Society of Metals, Fellow of American Powder Metallurgy Institute, Fellow of Indian Powder Metallurgy Institute Senior Member of I.E.E.E. GKN Engineering Fellow, Albert Sauver award from the Liberty chapter of ASM, Payson-Mathew award in 1980 and 1983 from Crucible Materials Corporation. Delaware Materials Person of the year 2015 from ASM chapter. MPIF Distinguished service to Powder metallurgy award, He was active in various boards of Metal Powder Industry Federation, Technical board, CPMT, and Chairman of MPIF Road Map Committee. He chaired in various conferences of American Institute of Physics, I.E.E.E. and MPIF. He was co-chair of World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials in 1996.
Challenges for replacing Nd In NdFeB Magnets with more abundant rare earths
The demand for Neo magnets in traction motors and Windmills spurred a great interest in domestic production. National security issues are a factor as well. China has been a dominant player for the past two decades that resulted in the rest of the world to shut down their magnet plants.