Anupama Kaul


University of North Texas

Bio: Dr. Anupama B. Kaul is the PACCAR Endowed Professor of Engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT) ( She serves as PI and Center Director of a $5 Million Consortium awarded to UNT from the Department of Energy since Spring 2023 involving multiple academic and government labs partners. From 2017 – 2023, Kaul served as Director of the PACCAR Technology Institute at UNT. Prior to joining UNT in 2017, Kaul was Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering and held the AT&T Distinguished Professorship in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP). Prior to UTEP, Kaul was appointed Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she was on rotation as an IPA from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)-NASA, California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She is the recipient of the NSF Director’s Award for Program Management Excellence. During her 12-year tenure at JPL-NASA, Caltech, she received the NASA Service Award, a NASA Team Technical Accomplishment Award, multiple NASA Patent Awards and numerous NASA Technology Brief Awards for her research. In 2012, she was selected to be a participant at the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, and in 2014 she was invited to participate in the bi-lateral Indo-US FOE, also organized by the US NAE. Kaul is Fellow of SPIE, Fellow of the Class of 2016 ELATE’s executive leadership development program (Drexel University) and member of the International Council on Materials Education. She has given more than 90 invited, keynote and plenary talks at international conferences and meetings. Kaul obtained her BS degrees in physics and engineering physics from Oregon State University, while her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees were from UC Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering with minors in ECE and Physics.