Dr. Dahotre is University Distinguished Research Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to joining UNT he held a joint faculty appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He was the Director of the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, and a leader in the creation of the Joint Center for Advanced Photonic Processing and of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Tennessee. He has been recognized for his pioneering contributions to fundamental understanding and engineering of laser-materials interactions along with implementation of high power lasers in materials processing and advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and machining. His research has generated funding support in excess of $7.5 million from government and industrial organizations. He is the author of 4 books and has edited 13 others, has been issued 16 U.S. patents, and has published nearly 300 articles in professional journals. He has mentored many Master’s and Ph.D. students, as well as numerous post-doctoral fellows. Additionally, he has been elected a fellow of 9 organizations, including the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the World Innovation Foundation, and the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Dahotre is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing and currently serves on 8 editorial boards of other refereed journals. He is Professor Brahm Prakash Visiting Chair at Department of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science and has been invited as a Guest Professor to universities in China and India. Among many other awards, he is the recipient of 2013 TMS–Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Distinguished Engineer/Scientist Award and the 2006 R&D 100 Award.