Raman is Dean of Purdue’s College of Engineering
Indian-American Arvind Raman, a longtime Purdue University administrator and faculty member, has been named the new John A Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering.
New York: Indian-American Arvind Raman, a longtime Purdue University administrator and faculty member, has been named the new John A Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering.
Raman, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi alumnus, is Purdue’s executive associate dean of engineering and Robert V Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering. He succeeds Mark Lundstrom, who has served as interim dean of the college since July 1, 2022.
“The College of Engineering is poised for excellence at scale and the promise to pursue and lead truly game-changing initiatives that will impact the state, nation and world,” Raman said in a university statement.
“It is truly an honour to be selected to lead the nation’s largest top-ranked college of engineering at a university with a tremendous legacy and a record of innovation and impact on a global scale,” he added.
In his present role, Raman has led activities aimed at recruiting excellent and diverse faculty talent, enhancing the success of faculty and staff programs, elevating the prestige of Purdue engineering, and supporting the overall quality of academic programs and faculty development, a university release stated.