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Hitesh Vora, Ph.D.

Dr. Hitesh Vora

Academic Background

Ph.D., Materials Science and 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 Background

  • Director, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at Oklahoma State University. Jan 2018 - Present
  • Director, Smart Manufacturing Advanced Research & Technology (SMART) Lab. Jan 2015 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University, July 2021 - Present 
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University, Jan 2015 – June 2021
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Jan 2016 – Nov 2019
  • 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

 


 

Areas of Interest

  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • 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

 


 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • 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
  • MET 4173: Additive Manufacturing Processes: Principles & Applications

Graduate

  • Co-Teacher: MSE 5223: Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods & Applications, Spring 2016. Main teacher – Ranji Vaidyanathan, Material Science Engineering Dept., CEAT, OSU.
  • Pending Course Approval–MET 5173: Additive Manufacturing Processes: Principles & Applications

Certificate

  • Course Development: Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing – Practical Approach (Course Approval Pending).

 


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 MaterialsMaterials 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

 

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