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Yougashwar Budhoo, PhD
Yougashwar Budhoo has returned home.
"As a student, I always felt like people here cared for you," he says. [Now that I am a professor], I always wanted to be here ... to help inspire Vaughn students to reach for the stars."
Three years after receiving his bachelor's in mechanical engineering technology, Dr. Budhoo returned to the Vaughn campus in 2008 as an adjunct professor. Defense of his thesis –"Effects of Temperature on the Impact Damage of Composite Materials"– at the City University of New York Graduate Center in October 2010 earned him the "doctor" title he aspired to as a child in Berbice, Guyana.
Now an assistant professor, Dr. Budhoo's primary focus is composite material study. Composites are engineered or naturally occurring materials made from other constituent materials.
He loves the cutting-edge nature of his research, but points out it has practical applications as well.
Says Budhoo: "The interesting thing about composites is as material properties change, you can see a change in structure or design. You can revolutionize industries."
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