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Dr. Narendra Dahotre, a Distinguished Research Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Ph.D. student Sameehan Joshi, have published an in-depth resource about not only basic mechanical operations involved in present day orthopedic surgery but also state-of-the-art orthopedic techniques.
The book, Machining of Bone and Hard Tissues, provides a review of basic surgical techniques such as drilling and grinding/milling as well as exploratory hybrid operations, non-conventional techniques and the physical aspects of the surgery with a focus on the physical properties of bones and process parameters.
Additionally, the book offers a foundation for future developments in orthopedic surgery through detailed discussions of the computational modeling of forces involved in surgical procedures, bone machining, and surgical automation.
Dahotre has devoted his 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.
Dahotre 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 250 technical papers, written 4 books and 5 book chapters in his career and also holds 16 patents. Several of his patents have been licensed for commercial applications including a recently granted (March 17, 2016) US Patent ‘Laser-assisted Machining (LAM) of Hard Tissues and Bones’ (#US 20140263214) to the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics.
Joshi received his master’s degree in Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Banaglore, India, and a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the College of Engineering, University of Pune, India. His research interests include light metals, amorphous metallic materials, high entropy alloys, laser processing, and squeeze casting.