In December 2011, the Institute held the first meeting of its Academic Advisory Council. The Council, comprising some renowned academicians, industrialists, and government representatives, discussed academic issues of priority to IITGN. Envisioned as an annual meeting, the Academic Advisory Council will provide strategic and external inputs on issues of key importance as the Institute grows from being a 500 student Institute to one with 5000! In its first meeting, the Council discussed faculty recruitment strategies, establishing feedback mechanisms for the Institute, development of an academic masterplan, and nurturing young faculty at the Institute to ensure their fullest professional and personal growth.
Former Vice President and Provost California Institute of Technology Pasadena, USA
Prof. Paul C Jennings
Former Vice President and Provost
California Institute of Technology
Professor Jennings received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology. After serving in the United States Air Force as a member of the faculty of the Air Force Academy, he joined the faculty of Caltech in 1966. He served as Chairman of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science from 1985 to 1989 and was Caltech's Vice President and Provost from 1989 to 1995. Following that he became Acting Vice President for Business and Finance until September of 1995; he held this post again in 1998-1999. From 2004 to 2007 he again became Caltech's Provost. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a past President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, a past President of the Seismological Society of America, and a Fellow and past-chair of the California Council on Science and Technology. He has received the Newmark Medal and the Huber Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Housner Medal from the Earthquake Engineering Institute, and the Honor Alumnus and the Achievement in Academic Awards from his undergraduate alma mater, Colorado State University.
Regents Professor,Holder of the T. Michael O'Connor Chair Texas A&M University USA
Prof. Sam Mannan
Regents Professor,Holder of the T. Michael O'Connor Chair
Texas A&M University
Prof. Sam Mannan is Regents Professor and Director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. Before joining Texas A&M University, he was Vice President at RMP, Inc., a nationwide engineering services company. In that capacity, he was the national program manager for the Process Safety and Risk Assessment projects. His experience is wide ranging, covering various aspects related to process design of chemical plants and refineries, process safety and risk assessment in the chemical process industries. Prof. Mannan is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions from AIChE, TAMU, IChemE including the recent "Bush Excellence Award" for Faculty in Public Service. Prof. Mannan received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Engineering University in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1978, and obtained M.S. in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1986 in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
President Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Needham, MA, USA
Prof. Richard Miller
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Needham, MA, USA
Richard K. Miller was appointed President (and first employee) of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 1999, where he also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa from 1992-1999, and spent the previous 17 years on the engineering faculties at USC and UCSB. Dr. Miller's research interests are in innovative engineering education and applied mechanics where he has authored about 100 publications and given numerous keynote presentations. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the NAE's 2013 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. In addition, he has won five teaching awards and received the Donald E. Marlowe Award from ASEE. He has also served as chair of the U.S. NSF's Engineering Advisory Committee and served on advisory committees for the World Bank, National Academy of Engineering, Harvard University, Stanford University, US Military Academy at West Point, and other institutions. Dr. Miller earned a B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, where he received the 2002 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. He earned his M.S. from MIT and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
Prof. Surendra Prasad
Prof. Prasad has held many responsible positions in his illustrious career at IIT Delhi. He has been its Director, Deputy Director, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. He was a Visiting Research fellow at the Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, UK from 1976 to 1977 and was a visiting faculty at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Dr. Prasad has received numerous awards and honors during his career viz. the Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 1987 and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences in 1988. He is a Fellow, Indian National Sciences Academy of Engineering; Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, and Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Gandhinagar.
Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor,Department of Computer Science Indian Institue Of Technology Kanpur
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi
Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor,Department of Computer Science
Indian Institue Of Technology
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi is currently Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the Dean of Academic Affairs at IIT Kanpur. From 2008 - 2010, he served as the Director, LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), a public-private partnership University in Jaipur. His administrative experience includes running the Institute Computer Center, managing Graduate Admissions, cultural advisor to students, Student Counselling, managing UG education at IIT Kanpur (as Chairman of Senate Under Graduate Committee), design of CS curriculum, and Chairman of Health Center Users Committee. He has visited about 70 colleges in India to discuss issues related to career planning, future of IT industry, curriculum and various technical/research talks. Professor Sanghi has a B. Tech from IIT Kanpur, and M. S. and Ph. D. from University of Maryland.
Professor Emeritus Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Prof. Suhas P. Sukhatme
Indian Institute of Technology
Professor Sukhatme has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Bombay since 1965. He was the Director of IIT Bombay during 1995-2000, and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Govt. of India during 2000-2005. Prof Sukhatme's areas of specialization are Heat Transfer and Energy. He is the recipient of many honours and awards and was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 1983. He was elected as a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1986, a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 1987, a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in 1995 and a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences in 1999. He is the recipient of Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001 and was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of IIT Bombay. Prof Sukhatme obtained the degree of B.Sc (Engg.) from Banaras Hindu University, S.M (Master of Science) and Sc.D. (Doctor of Science) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T). He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Gandhinagar.
Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor, Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Prof A.K. Suresh
Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor, Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Prof A.K. Suresh is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay and currently also the Dean of Faculty Affairs of the Institute, with responsibilities towards faculty recruitment, management and development. He had his education in Mysore University (B.Tech.), Indian Institute of Science (M.E.) and Monash University (Ph.D.). After a brief stint with Hindustan Lever Research Centre in industrial R&D, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay in 1988. His research interests are in the broad area of transport and reaction, with current research being on membrane forming processes, solid state reactions, liquid phase organic oxidations, and some fundamental issues on heterogeneous transport-reactiion processes. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
President State University of New York Buffalo, USA
Prof. Satish Tripathi
State University of New York
Prof. Satish K. Tripathi serves as President of the University at Buffalo. An internationally recognized computer scientist, Prof. Tripathi joined UB as Provost - the university's chief academic officer - on July 1, 2004, after serving as Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He was one of the creators of the UB 2020 strategic plan to achieve academic and research excellence. Prior to joining UC Riverside in 1997, he was a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, where his 19 years as a faculty member included being chair from 1988 -1995. He was a visiting professor at the University of Paris-Sud in France and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany while at the University of Maryland. He has published more than 200 papers and supervised more than 30 Doctoral and Postdoctoral student. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Urban League. Prof. Tripathi is the first international-born president in UB's history, a fitting distinction for one of the most international universities in the U.S. In addition to a doctorate in computer science earned from the University of Toronto in 1979, he holds three master's degrees, one in computer science from the University of Toronto (1976) and two in statistics from the University of Alberta (1974) and Banaras Hindu University (1970). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from IIIT Allahabad.