Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering 2021
Radovan Kovacevic is the Herman Brown Chair in Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) and Center for Laser Aided Manufacturing (CLAM) at Lyle School of Engineering. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at the University of Belgrade and a Ph.D. at the University of Titograd in Yugoslavia. He joined the SMU faculty in 1997 after holding faculty positions at the University of Kentucky, Syracuse University and the University of Titograd. Professor Kovacevic is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Welding Society. He is a recipient of the 2000 Taylor Research Medal, presented by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He also earned a Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship and a Carl Duisberg Scholarship. He supervised 43 Ph.D. candidates and mentored over 250 researchers and students. He has seven U.S. patents to his credit, six books and over 600 published or presented papers. His work has been cited more than 16,000 times. He retires as professor emeritus of mechanical engineering.