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Dr. Aravinda Kar

Dr. Aravinda Kar

Professor of Optics & Photonics, MMAE, ECE and Physics

Laser-Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Micro-Processing

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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 interest is Laser Advanced Materials Processing such as (1) Materials processing, synthesis and modeling, (2) Device structure fabrication and prototyping, (3) Laser-assisted manufacturing and micromachining and (4) Advanced manufacturing thermal science (Thermofluids analysis of manufacturing technology.


Awards & Honors

Laser Institute of America (LIA) Fellow
Laser Institute of America (LIA) Fellow
2005 Elected to the Board of Directors of the Laser Institute of America
2002 TIP (UCF’s Teaching Incentive Program) Award
2001 ICALEO’01 Student Paper Award Competition: Yonggang Li
2000 ICALEO’00 Student Paper Award Competition: Jihua Du
2000 Fifth Annual Tibbetts Award
2000 American Welding Society award Henry Grajon Prize: Jian Xie
1999 First Prize Student Paper Award Competition: Jihua Du
1999 ICALEO’99 Student Paper Award Competition: Franz Josef Kahlen

Recent Publications

Geunsik Lim, Tariq Manzur and Aravinda Kar
"MWIR uncooled SiC detector with optical signal output"
SPIE Conference 10184, Surveillance, Nav Systems, and Technologies I, Defence + Commercial Sensing, Anaheim, California, April 11-13, 2017
Tian-Si Wang, Chong Zhang, Aleksandar Aleksov, Islam Salama, and Aravinda Kar
"Two-dimensional analytic modeling of acoustic diffraction for ultrasonic beam steering by phased array transducers"
Ultrasonics 76, pp. 35-43
A. Kar and T. Manzur
"Optical Signal Amplification"
US Patent 9,601,902 B2, March 21, 2017
T. Manzur and A. Kar
"Optical Output Photodetector"
US Patent 9,570,487 B2, February 14, 2017
Tian-Si Wang, C. Zhang, A. Aleksov, I. Salama, and A. Kar
"Two-dimensional refractive index modulation by phased array transducers in acousto-optic deflectors"
Applied Optics 56(3), pp. 688-694
Aravinda Kar and Shiva Gadag
"Laser chemical vapor doping of platinum into MP35N micro-lead wires of pacemaker implants for MRI compatible biomedical applications"
LMP22: New Developments, Laser Materials Processing Conference, 2016 ICALEO Conference Proceedings, Christoph Leyens (Ed.), (Laser Institute of America, Orlando, 2016), San Diego, California, October 16-20, 2016.
A. Kar; R. Vaidyanathan
"Surface Modification of Materials for Tailoring Responses to Electromagnetic Fields NAT (CHN) "
ZL 201280024525.8
T. Wickramasooriya, A. Kaul, A. Kar, and R. Vaidyanathan
"Laser induced diffusion in metallic implants for reduced heating in MRIi environments"
AMPAC-MSE Industrial Board Meeting
T.S. Wang, C. Zhang, A. Aleksov, I. Salama, and A. Kar
"Effect of large deflection angle on the laser intensity profile produced by acousto-optic deflector scanners in high precision manufacturing"
Journal of Laser Applications, 28(1), 012012
T. Wickramasooriya, R. Vaidyanathan, and A. Kar
"Laser non-uniform heating of moving thin wires below the Biot number criterion of uniform temperature"
Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 3(2), pp.111-130.


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