Gopal Nadkarni, PhD Associate Professor, University of Akron

Gopal Nadkarni, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Akron

In his 25-year career in the academia and industry, Dr. Nadkarni has worked on research and product development, marketing and long-range, sales, branding as well as implementation of supply chain for new and innovative products.

Dr. Nadkarni’s passion is innovation and the exciting process of bringing new products to life, a passion he brings to his current position as Associate Professor at The University of Akron, where he has the opportunity to engage/mentor and work in close collaboration with students and faculty.

Prior to joining the University of Akron, Dr. Nadkarni served as VP, Applied Technology Division at the Shale-Inland Corporation working to develop new commercial metal laminate products through a collaborative venture with the 3M Company.

Dr. Nadkarni holds a master’s degree in Manufacturing Sciences from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.