Narendra Dahotre

Materials Science and Engineering
Regents Professor
Associate VP, Center for Agile & Adaptive Additive Manufacturing

Discovery Park C136E

Narendra Dahotre
Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioengineering and Health
  • Materials and Manufacturing
About

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Education
  • 1987 - Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Michigan State University
  • 1983 - M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan State University
  • 1980 - B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Poona, India
Research

Prof. Narendra B. Dahotre of materials science and engineering, established the Laboratory of Laser Aided Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing (LAASM) at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas). The state-of-the-art research facility houses multiple high-power infrared laser systems. These lasers are specifically designed and configured for efficient, reliable, cost-effective, precise, and efficient additive and subtractive manufacturing processes for advanced materials, including metals, ceramics, composites, etc.

Research Projects:

Additive Manufacturing:

  • Laser Surface Nitriding of Ti-alloy Biomaterial for Enhance Corrosion and Wear Performance
  • Laser Surface Modification to Mg alloys
  • Laser Engineered Bioceramic Coatings for Load Bearing Implant Applications
  • Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing of Amorphous Coatings
  • Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing of Corrosion and Wear Resistance Coatings

Subtractive Manufacturing:

  • Laser Aided Machining of Bone/Hard Tissues
  • Laser Machining of Structural Ceramics
Publications
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Professional Experience
  • May 2013-Present, University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas
  • January 2010-December 2013, Chairman and Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas.
  • August 2014-Present (courtesy appointment), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Texas
  • February 2011-Present (courtesy appointment), Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas
  • August 1999-December 2009, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee.
  • August 2002-August 2009, UT-ORNL Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee. Joint faculty appointment with University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • July 2002 – June 2003: Vice-Chairman, Center for Laser Applications, a Center of Excellence, the University of Tennessee System
  • July 2001 – June 2002: Chairman, Center for Laser Applications, a Center of Excellence of the University of Tennessee System
  • December 1999 - 2005: Member of the Governing Council for Center for Laser Applications, a Center of Excellence of the University of Tennessee System.
  • August 1997- January 1999: Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Space Institute.
  • September 1988 - August 1997: Research Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Space Institute.
  • August 1987 - August 1988: Post-Doctoral Fellow and Instructor, Materials Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).
  • January 1981 - June 1986: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Metallurgy Mechanics and Materials Science, Michigan State University. Involved in teaching laboratory exercises in following subjects.
  • September 1983 - June 1987: Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Engineering Research, Michigan State University.
Patents

Patents Pending

  • “Laser Assisted Machining (LAM) of Hard Tissues/Bones”, Narendra B. Dahotre and S. Santhanakrishnan, application filed to U.S. PTO, March 15, 2014.

Patents (Jointly holds the following 15 U.S. Patents)

  • Method for Gas Assisted Energy Beam Engraving of a Target Object”, US Patent 6,660,962, December 9, 2003.
  • Method for Marking Steel and Aluminum Alloys”, US Patent 6,497,985, December 24, 2002.
  • “Method for Producing Decorative Appearing Bumper Surfaces” US Patent 6423162B1 July 23 2002.
  • “Method for Practicing a Feedback Controlled Laser Induced Surface Modification”, US Patent 6,350,326 B1, February 26, 2002
  • “Method for Increasing the Wear Resistance in an Engine Cylinder Bore and Improved Automotive Engine”, US Patent 6,628,026 B1, December 11, 2001.
  • “Method for Increasing the Wear Resistance in an Aluminum Cylinder Bore”, US Patent 6,299,707, October 9, 2001.
  • “Method for Improving the Wear and Corrosion Resistance of Material Transport Trailer Surfaces”, US Patent 6,294,225 B1, September 25, 2001.
  • “Method for Producing Alloyed Bands or Strips on Piston for Internal Combustion Engines”, US Patent 6,284,067 B1, September 4, 2001.
  • “Method for Laser/Plasma Surface Alloying”, US Patent 6,229, 11 B1, May 8, 2001.
  • “Method for Marking, Tracking, and Managing Hospital Instruments”, US Patent 6,223,137 B1, April 24, 2001.
  • “Method for Joining Dissimilar Metals or Alloys”, US Patent 6,173,886 B1, January 16, 2001.
  • “Apparatus and Method for Producing An Improved Laser Beam” US Patent 6,016,227 January 18, 2000.
  • "Method for Laser Induced Improvement of Surfaces", US Patent 5,985,056, Nov. 16, 1999.
  • "Apparatus for Laser Alloying Induced Improvement of Surfaces", US Patent 5,961,861, Oct. 5, 1999.
  • "Laser Bonding Process for Ceramic Articles", US Patent 5,503,703; April 2, 1996.
Honors and Awards
  • 2016 University of North Texas Foundation Faculty Leadership Award.
  • 2013 The Metallurgical and Materials Society (TMS) – Materials Pocessing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Distinguished Engineer/Scientist Award.
  • Visiting Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, P.R. China, 2016.
  • Adjunct Professor, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, 2015.
  • Endowed Professor Brahm Prakash Visiting Chair, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2013.
  • Honorary Guest Professor, Shandong University, Jinan, P.R. China, 2012-2015. 4
  • Honorary Advisor of Research, Narayana Medical College and Hospital and Narayana Institutions, Nellore, India, July 2012-Present.
  • Fellow of the following organizations:
    • American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) (2016)
    • World Innovation Foundation (WIF) (2014). National Academy of Inventors (NAI) (2013).
    • Materials Research Society-India (MRSI) (2011).
    • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) (2010).
    • American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2009).
    • Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) (2009).
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2008).
    • American Society for Materials (ASM) International (2004).
  • 2008 Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee.
  • The University of Tennessee Chancellor’s 2006 Research and Creativity Achievement Award
  • The University of Tennessee College of Engineering 2006 Research Fellow Award
  • University of Tennessee Vice President's Award for Research Excellence, 1997. Cited for research work in the area of Laser Induced Reaction Processing of Advanced Materials.
  • American HONDA Motor Company R&D Research Award, 2000-2001.
  • 2000 ASM-IIM (American Society for Materials International – Indian Institute of Metal) Visiting Lecturer Award, April 26, 2000, to present an invited technical talks at the ASM chapters in India.
  • American HONDA Motor Company R&D Research Award, 1998-99.  Ford Foundation Research Award, 1998-99.
  • ALCOA Foundation Research Award, 1997-98.
  • 1998 American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE’98) Award, Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN. Cited for Technological Achievement: Laser Induced Surface Improvement.
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Photon Process Section of Optoelectronic Division at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan under the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology Fellowship Program of Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The topic of research: Laser Processing of Coatings for Space Applications, 1996.
  • 2000 Outstanding Alumni, College of Engineering, University of Poona, Pune India. Cited for the work in Laser Materials Processing.
  • Honorary Technical Consultant to Asean Tribology Center, Manila, Philippines, February 1996-Todate.
  • Member of the Board of Technical Advisors, Center for Laser Processing of Materials, NFTDC, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Hyderabad, India, February 1997-Todate.
  • 2010 Best Poster (First Place) in Graduate Division Poster Contest, Biological Materials Science TMS Annual meeting, Seattle, Washington, Feb. 2010
  • 2008 2 nd Best Poster, Student Poster Night, ASM International Oak Ridge Chapter.
  • 2007 2nd Best Poster, Student Poster Night, ASM International Oak Ridge Chapter. 5
  • 2006 R&D 100 Award, Metal Infusion Surface Treatment (MIST), Jointly with a team from ORNL and industrial partners
  • 1st place in the 2005 The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Outstanding Paper Contest, Graduate Division.
  • 2 nd place in the 2003 The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Outstanding Paper Contest, Graduate Division.