Arvind Agarwal, Ph.D

Professor and Chair, AMERI Director, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering


Dr. Arvind Agarwal is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at (FIU), Miami, FL, USA. He also serves as the Director of Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI). He served as Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering and Computing at FIU from 2015-2017. Prof. Agarwal obtained his B.S from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Prof. Agarwal worked in the industry as a Materials Scientist at , Huntsville, AL, USA, for three (3) years, before embarking on an academic career at FIU in 2002. Prof. Agarwal has received several honors and awards both at the national level and within FIU.
Some of his significant awards include the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious CAREER award in 2006 and Energy Prize (Best Journal Paper) in 2017. He received FIU President’s Council Outstanding Professor (now renamed as World’s Ahead Professor) in 2010 for sustained excellence in research, teaching, and service. He is an elected Fellow of American Society of Materials (ASM) International.