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Oklahoma State University

Vora, Hitesh D.

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Assistant Director, Industrial Assessment Center

Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Courtesy Appointment, Industrial Engineering and Management

 

 

 

 

Address: 

 

559, Engineering North, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Phone: (405) 744-9578, Fax: (405) 744-7399

Email: hitesh.vora@okstate.edu

Webpage: http://www.met.okstate.edu

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Education

  • Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA, Dec 2013
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA, Dec 2008
  • B.E. Production Engineering, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, May 2005
  • Diploma Production Engineering, Fr. Agnel Technical College, Bandra, Mumbai, India, May 2002       

Professional Experience   

  • Assistant Director, Industrial Assessment Center at Oklahoma State University. May 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University, Jan 2015 – Present
  • Courtesy/Joint Appointment, Industrial Engineering and Management, May 2017 – Present
  • Courtesy/Joint Appointment, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Jan 2016 – Present
  • Graduate Faculty, Full member, Engineering Technology Division, Jan 2015 – Present
  • Summer Fellow - 2016 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP) at Naval Surface Warfare Center – Corona Division (Norco, CA), 10 Weeks, May 31 to August 5, 2016.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rochester Institute of Technology, Nov 2014 – Dec 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Texas, Jan 2014 – Oct 2014
  • Research Assistant, Materials Science & Engineering, University of North Texas, Jan 2010 – Dec 201

Research Interests

  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): Metal, Polymers, Advance Polymers, Composites (CNT, Graphene, etc.).
  • Advanced (smart/ cyber) manufacturing and Energy management to improve energy efficiency (reduced energy, cost, throughput) for small to medium-sized manufacturer.
  • Laser aided additive and subtractive manufacturing and characterization of advanced high-performance materials with emphasis on establishing processing-structure-property relationship.
  • Measurement Science of Additive manufacturing: Real-time in-situ dimensional and property (temperature, thermal stresses, Young’s Modulus) measurement of advance material.
  • Multiphysics finite-element modeling (FEM) and simulations of advance manufacturing processes with emphasizing on materials aspects.
  • Laser Processing of Materials: Machining, Welding, Sintering, Rapid Prototyping, Micro-manufacturing, Polishing, Forming, Texturing, Scribing, Laser for arts, Laser-matter interaction.
  • Surface Engineering via additive manufacturing: Metal, Advanced Ceramic-, Composite-, and Amorphous- Alloying/Coatings
  • Biomaterials Process and Product Development, Characterization, and Mechanical/Bio-properties
  • Surface modification and heat treatment: using conventional methods, Induction heating, and Laser

Teaching 

Undergraduate Courses 

  • GENT 1153: Engineering Graphics - Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
  • MET 3113: Basic Instrumentation - Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
  • MET 4203 or MAE 4010: Finite Element Methods - Spring 2017, Summer 2017

Graduate Courses

  • Co-Teacher: MSE 5223: Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods & Applications, Spring 2016. Main teacher – Ranji Vaidyanathan, Material Science Engineering Dept., CEAT, OSU.
  • Pending Course Approval–MAE 5XXX: Additive Manufacturing Processes: Principles & Applications

Awards and Achievements

  • Summer Fellow - 2016 ONR Summer Faculty Research Program at Naval Surface Warfare Center – Corona Division (Norco, CA), Mentor: Dr. Subrata Sanyal, May to August 2016.
  • Technical Guest Advisor on feature July 2016 issue of JOM - The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) on “Surface Engineering via Additive Manufacturing” Volume 68, Issue 7, July 2016, ISSN: 1047-4838 (Print) 1543-1851 (Online).
  • Symposia Organizer - Additive Manufacturing for Surface Engineering of Materials, Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016 (MS&T’16), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Inclusion in the Marquis’s Who’s Who in America 2015-69th Edition, 2015

Major Affiliations and Other Activities

  • Vice-Chairperson, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) - Surface Engineering Committee - Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD), 2016 – Present
  • Member, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) - Additive Manufacturing Bridge Committee, 2016 – Present
  • Technical program committee member – American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) -ASEE Midwest 2016, Present
  • Faculty Co-Advisor, OSU-MET Student Chapter, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2016
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2015 - Present
  • Member, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), Present
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE),  2015 – Present
  • Member, Material Advantage (TMS, ACerS, ASM, AIST), 2010 - Present
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2014-Present

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