Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
United States of America
Dr. Narendra B Dahotre is a University Distinguished Research Professor and former Chairman in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of North Texas, USA. He is founding Director of Center for Advanced Orthopaedics at University of North Texas with international academic/industrial members collaborating on R&D and implementation of science/technology. Prior to joining UNT he held a joint faculty appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of TennesseeKnoxville (2002-2010). Moreover, he was Director, Deputy Director, and a senior faculty member of the Center of Research Excellence for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee (1995-2010). Dr. Dahotre has been recognized for the pioneering contributions to fundamental understanding and engineering of laser materials interactions along with implementation of high power lasers in materials processing and advanced manufacturing with primary emphasis on surface engineering, additive manufacturing, and machining. In this regard, he is internationally known for his work on fundamentals and applications of laser surface engineering of metals, ceramics, composites, and biomaterials and laser machining of ceramics. Dr. Narendra B Dahotre research interest includes biomedical engineering is focused on custom designed low-cost hard tissue implants via laser assisted additive manufacturing and surface engineering. So far his work in the area of laser processing/manufacturing of biomaterials has resulted in over 35 publications, authorship of one book (Machining of Bones and Hard Tissues) and one issued US patent (Laser Assisted Machining (LAM) of Hard Tissues and Bones. His work over 25 years on laser materials-interactions has been compiled in 4 books as author and 13 books as editor in areas of laser materials processing/manufacturing and surface engineering and 267 publications.