About the author
Dr. Arvind Agarwal is a full professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL. He also serves as the Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering and Computing and Director of Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI), which is a major user facility for materials characterization and nanofabrication at FIU.
Prof. Agarwal obtained his B.S. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. After his PhD, Prof. Agarwal worked in the industry as a Materials Scientist at Plasma Processes Inc., Huntsville, AL, USA, for 3 years, before embarking on an academic career.
Prof. Agarwal’s current research interests include plasma and cold spray, surface engineering, spark plasma sintering, carbon nanotube, boron nitride nanotube and graphene reinforced composites and coatings, nanoindentation and nanotribology, and mechanical properties of low dimensional and biological materials. His research has been funded by NSF, ONR, AFOSR, ARO, NASA, DOE and industries.
Prof. Agarwal has published more than 260 technical articles, which includes more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 co-authored book, 7 edited books and 3 book chapters. Prof. Agarwal has received numerous awards including National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious CAREER award and FIU President’s Council Outstanding Professor Award. He was inducted in 2012 class of Fellows of ASM International (FASM).
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