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Dr. Gary Doll
Dr. Gary L. Doll is Timken Professor of Surface Engineering at the University of Akron and the Director of the Timken Engineered Surface Laboratories. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology prior to becoming a staff scientist at the General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Akron, Dr. Doll was the Timken Company’s Chief Technologist of Tribology and Next Generation Materials where he held the responsibility for developing technologies to enable new products and new market opportunities. After moving to the University in 2011, he has continued the identification and linkage of new technologies to meet market demands through consulting agreements with multiple Fortune 500 companies. Doll was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering and he is a fellow of ASM International and of the Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. He has published more than 300 articles in archival journals, edited several reference books, and has delivered numerous invited lectures.