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prof. David W. Hahn

Prof. David W. Hahn received his BSME (1986) and PhD (1992) degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (Louisiana, USA). Following graduation, he was a National Research Council Research Associate at the US Food and Drug Administration (1992- 1994) where he worked on laser-tissue interactions, and then he was a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories (1994- 1998), in the Combustion Research Facility and in the Exploratory Systems Group, where he first worked on LIBS. David joined the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in 1998, was promoted to Professor in 2007, and since June 2011 he has served as Department Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Recently David W. Hahn has been named the dean of the University of Arizona College of Engineering.

His research and teaching interests are in the general area of transport, optical-based sensing and diagnostics, with applications to laser-material interactions. He has published over 100 journal papers and book chapters and has 10 US patents.