Nandika D'Souza
Dr Nandika D'Souza
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of North Texas
Denton, TX
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Biography
I am a Regents Professor of the University with a joint appointment in Mechanical and Energy Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. I am also the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. I did my Bachelors in Polymer Engineering, MS in Materials Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. I work on engineering composites, foams and coatings for reliability and multifunctional performance. A thought I live by: Gender and cultural differences are positive contributions to everything we do. Rather than accept, question limits by yourself and others on your abilities.
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Education
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, Mechanical Eng 1994 M.S. Auburn University, Materials Program, Mech Eng. 1991 B. E. University of Pune (Maharashtra Institute of Technology), Polymer Engg 1988
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
Latest Questions
  • John, Sykesville

    Added Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Hi. I am currently majoring in materials engineering, but my ultimate goal is to be involved in manufacturing and design. I need something that will allow me to be innovative and creative. I think materials engineering is interesting, but it involves a lot of research and development and I don't know if I like that. I do not want to be in a lab all day using a trial and error methods to find the best material. I also want a major that allows me to employee my skills in math and physics. ...
    Answers 1
    Nandika D'Souza, University of North Texas
    Answered Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM
    Absolutely. I would recommend that you get an internship that has these two aspects and that should solidify the association between your likes and your degree.
  • Anna Strong, East Lansing asked Nandika D'Souza, University of North Texas

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    I'm currently studying environmental engineering but might want to switch to mechanical because a lot of environmental engineers end up as the "go-between" person and consulting. I want to be able to work on things. I'm interested in the environment and prosthetic limbs (my university doesn't offer biomedical but i can specialize in biomechanics with mechanical.) Can you give me an overview on the schooling and careers of each?
    Related to Choosing a Degree, Environmental, Mechanical
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    Nandika D'Souza, University of North Texas
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:45 AM
    I know several mechanical engineers working in environmental fields and one very senior person who started a biomedical program had a degree in mechanical engineering. So, I think mechanical engineering offers you an opportunity to go into either ...Read More
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