Lifetime acheivement award

Narendra Dahotre, interim vice president of research and innovation and a Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering, received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Eli Whitney Productivity Award for lifetime achievement in the area of manufacturing engineering. A member of the National Academy on Inventors, Dahotre is internationally recognized in his field for his pioneering contributions to the understanding and engineering of laser materials in processing and manufacturing. A former chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, he has generated funding for his research in excess of $9 million from government and industrial organizations.