Narendra Dahotre, a professor and chairperson of the department of Materials Science and Engineering, is one of only twelve faculty members to hold the title of Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Dahotre received a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Poone, a M.S. in metallurgical engineering from Michigan State University, a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Michigan State University and was named a Post Doctoral Fellow by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to UNT, he was a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Tennessee, as well as chairman and vice-chairman for the Center of Excellence for Laser Applications.
Dr. Dahotre has devoted his entire educational and professional career to developing laser-based surface engineering for advanced materials. He has made pioneering contributions to understanding and engineering laser-materials interactions and implementation of high power lasers for materials processing and surface engineering. He is internationally known for his work on fundamentals and applications of laser surface engineering of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. He has published and edited more than 200 technical papers, books and book chapters in his career. He also holds 15 patents.
The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognize tenured faculty at the rank of professor who have achieved a truly exceptional record of creative activities or research productivity and who demonstrate a record of continued extraordinary productivity. Dr. Dahotre will receive the 2013-2014 Distinguished Research designation at the Salute to Faculty Excellence dinner and ceremony.
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