Amit Arora

Materials Science and Engineering
Research Assistant Professor

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Amit Arora
Areas of Expertise:
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacturing

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Dr. Amit Arora is Research Assistant Professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at UNT Denotn, Texas. Dr. Arora also holds the position of Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. He leads the Advanced Materials Processing Research Group at IIT Gandhinagar. His research interests are in the area of numerical modeling of welding and joining processes, additive manufacturing processes, and friction stir welding and processing including tool wear during FSW, numerical modeling of dissimilar FSW, and mechanical and electrochemical characterization of friction stir surface composites.

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Numerical modeling of heat transfer and material flow
  • Friction Stir Welding
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Surface composites
  • Surface modification
  • Mechanical, metallurgical and electrochemical analysis
Professional Experience
  • Jun 2021 – Present  Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India

  • Oct 2011 – June 2021    Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering,   Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India

  • Mar 2014 – Sept 2014    Visiting Scholar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX USA

  • July 2005 – June 2006    Associate System Engineer, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India

Honors and Awards
  • Young Scientist Research Award, BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy, 2014

  • Excellence-in-Research, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 2011-2013

  • Graduate Assistantship, Penn State University, 2006-2011

  • International Travel Support, Science and Engineering Research Board, India for attending TMS 2019, March 2019. (Travel Award)

  • National Merit Scholarship, MHRD, India, 1997

  • First prize in the Metallography Contest (SEM category), National Metallurgist Day - 73rd Annual Technical Meeting of The Indian Institute of Metals, Kovalam. November 16th 2019.

  • Best Poster Award, Indo-UK Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Safety and Materials for Nuclear Applications (MSMNA-2015), Kalpakkam, December 16-17, 2015

  • Best Poster Award, and Second Prize in the Group Presentation to Akshay Srivastava at 5th Zhi-Hong International Summer School of Advanced Materials (ISS-AM) - Advanced Functional Materials, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. 5th-17th July 2020. (Student Award)

  • Second Prize for Masters’ Thesis of Anurag Gumaste by ASM International India National Council, ASM 2019, 3rd Materials Day, 19th October 2019. (Student Award)

  • Best Research Poster Award to Amit Kumar Singh at the Zhi-Hong International summer school of advanced materials (ISS-AM, 2017 SJTU) organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai China (July 09 - 22, 2017). (Student Award)

  • ASM International India National council Award for best PhD (Engg) Thesis to Dr. Amit Kumar Singh at the Materials Day event, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (October 15th 2022). (Student Award)

  • Weldwell Speciality Award 2022 for best PhD thesis to Dr. Amit Kumar Singh, adjudged by the technical council of Indian Institute of Welding, the National Welding Seminar, Chennai (Jan 19th 2023). (Student Award)