Alumni News: Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya to serve as interim leader for the Graduate School of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dr. Bhattacharyya earned his Ph.D. from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1994 under the guidance of Professor Weng. He joined UALR in 2002 as an associate professor. His research is in materials engineering with a focus on smart materials and thin films. The Department of Defense, NASA, the Department of Energy and NSF-EPSCOR have funded Bhattacharyya’s research for a total of about $1.3 million, and he is the author of nearly 90 publications. More information at: