Dr. Gopal Nadkarni

Dr. Gopal Nadkarni

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering
Office: ASEC 108B (Lab ASEC 2-15H)
Phone: 330-972-7348
Email: gnadkarni1@uakron.edu
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Dr. Nadkarni joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in 2014. He has worked as the Vice President of New Technologies Division, Shale Inland Inc., the Strategy and Marketing Manager of Arceleor Mittal Inc, and the Lead Technology Manager for Arcelor Mittal R&D. Dr. Nadkarni was the Founding Director of the Proof of Concept LEAP Funding Initiative at UA. He has been an NSF I-CORPS Program Mentor and an Advisor to I-Corps at Ohio Teams twice.


Manufacturing and Materials, Product / Design Engineering, Technology Based Startups


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada 2002
  • MA.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada1984
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, BMS College of Engg., Bangalore, India 1981


Senior Seminar (Leadership), Introduction to Engineering Materials, ME Laboratory, Manufacturing, Materials & Design, Biomimicry Based Entrepreneurship, Ideas to Invention