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Dr. Jitendra S. Tate

Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering

BS, MS, Mechanical Engineering: University of Pune, India
Mechanical Engineering: North Carolina A&T State University

Texas State wins NSF-NUE 2012 (Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education) grant, PI Dr. Jitendra Tate

NSF-NUE NanoTRA Website

Dr. Jitendra Tate Wins the Dow Chemical Educator of the Year 2009 Award

Contact Info:


Office: RF Mitte Building Room 2218; Phone: 512-245-4872
Composites Lab: RF Mitte Building Room 1218; Phone: 512-245-6782


  • National-level Dow Chemical Educator of the Year 2009 by Composites Division of Society of Plastics Engineers 
  • College of Science and Engineering, 2009 Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • The Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, ‘Favorite Professor for 2012’

Research Interests

  • Development, manufacturing; and characterization of high-performance thermoset and thermoplastics polymeric matrix composites for industrial, aerospace, sports , biomedical, and energy applications such as,
    • High temperature applications e.g. rocket ablatives,
    • Fire-retardant interior structures of mass transit and aircraft,
    • Lighter and damage-tolerant wind turbine blades,
    • Thermoplastics conductive composites for 3D printing,
    • Bio-based composites using natural fibers (kenaf, ragweed, hemp, agricultural waste) and soy-based resins
  • Characterization and progressive failure analysis of polymers, elastomers, and composites under mechanical loading (static, fatigue, and impact); thermal loading; FST (fire, smoke and toxicity); and ablation
  • Manufacturing of thermoset and thermoplastics polymer matrix composites with special interest in low cost vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM).  
  • Fatigue of composites – Life prediction modeling and damage mechanisms
  • Structural health monitoring of composite structures
  • Environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology safety


Courses Taught at Texas State 




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