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Aravinda Kar received his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Professor of Optics, MAE (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and MSE (Materials Science and Engineering) at UCF. His research interests are (1) Laser-Assisted Manufacturing and Materials Processing, (2) Design and processing of semiconductor materials, laser doping, sensors, detectors, light-emitting diodes and photovoltaic cells, (3) Laser beam shaping and laser-material interactions, and (4) Thermal and materials science, advanced material properties, biomaterials.

Research Group

Laser-Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Micro-Processing (LAMMMP) Laboratory, mathematical modeling of process mechanism, synthesis of new materials, advanced manufacturing and process diagnostics; laser-matter interactions, melting, vaporization, plasma effects, solidification and non-equilibrium synthesis of materials; diffusion, laser doping, semiconductor processing, sensors and detectors; laser CVD; laser machining, laser ablation, laser drilling, cutting and welding; process monitoring and diagnostic techniques.