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Dr. Dinakar Sagapuram was chosen as one of 14 recipients aged 35 and under for the 2021 Geoffrey Boothroyd Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers award. | Image: Courtesy of Dr. Dinakar Sagapuram
Dr. Dinakar Sagapuram, assistant professor in the Wm Michael Barnes ’64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was chosen as one of the 2021 Geoffrey Boothroyd Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers.
Fourteen recipients aged 35 and under have been recognized across the globe for their efforts and accomplishments in manufacturing engineering.
“During the past five years, Dinakar has made notable contributions to enhance the manufacturing initiative at the Texas A&M University College of Engineering,” said Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam, professor of industrial and systems engineering. “He has developed an innovative experimental platform and an in-situ high-resolution imaging setup to directly observe the physical mechanisms at the crux of various manufacturing processes.”
Sagapuram received his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical and materials engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and his doctoral degree in materials engineering from Purdue University.
His teaching and research interests focus on advanced structural materials, materials processing and manufacturing and tribology.  
“His work has offered a fresh perspective into how materials are displaced during machining and such material removal processes, and how this deformation affects the material structure and properties,” Bukkapatnam said. “He is highly deserving of the outstanding young manufacturing engineer award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.”