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Curriculum Vitae (Academic)

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Vishwanath (Vish) Prasad

E-mail: vish.prasad@unt.edu

Phone: 940-565-2926




Positions Held


Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (10/2007 – Present)

University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas



Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering (4/2018 – Present)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India



President (2/2014 - 8/2015)

Mody University of Science and Technology,

Mody Institute of Education and Research, and Mody School

Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan, India (on leave of absence from UNT)



Interim Dean (1/2013 - 12/2013)

College of Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

A short term task-specific appointment (on leave of absence from UNT)

Vice President for Research and Economic Development (10/2007 - 5/2012)

Special Assistant to the President (5/2012 – 10/2012)

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas



Executive Dean (7/2005 - 10/2007), College of Engineering and Computing

Dean (8/2001 - 7/2005), College of Engineering

Distinguished Professor (8/2001 - 10/2007), Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Florida International University (FIU), Miami (Florida State University System)



Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies (1997 - 2001)

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences



Leading Professor (1/1999 - 8/2001) and Professor (1/1993 – 1/1998), Mechanical Engineering Professor (1997 - 2001), Materials Science and Engineering (joint appointment)

Stony Brook University - State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York



Summer Research Fellow (1992, 1993)

US Air Force Research (Rome) Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts



Associate Professor (1987 - 1993) and Assistant Professor (1984 - 1987)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York



Visiting Assistant Professor (1983-84)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, South Carolina


Other Experiences


Director, Center for Innovation and Enterprise Engagement, Wichita State University, Kansas (2/2013 – 12/2013)

Director, AFOSR/DARPA Consortium of six US institutions – Stony Brook, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Iowa State University, Arizona State University, Boston University, and Manhattan College, in partnership with US Air Force Research Laboratory at Hanscom AFB, MA, and several companies for research in electronic materials, a Multi-Disciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project, (1995 - 2000)

Visiting Faculty, Universite de Marne-la-Vallee, France (1997)

Guest Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (1996-98)

Consultant to many companies and partners on several Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) projects


Education and Professional Development


Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Delaware (Advisor: Francis A. Kulacki, Currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Former Dean, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota)

M. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (Advisor: Yogesh Jaluria, Currently, Board of Governors Professor, Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey)

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), National Institute of Technology, Patna (Formerly Bihar College of Engineering, Patna University), India

“Park Finance for CFOs,” a Learning-Lab on university research park financing, organized by the Association of University Research Parks, Vancouver, Canada, October 2009

“Research Park 101,” a one-day workshop on development and management of university research parks, organized by the Association of University Research Parks, St. Louis, October 2007

Leadership Lecture Series, Organized by President’s Office, University of North Texas (2008 - 2010)

Leadership Academy, one-year program for senior leadership consisting of President, Provost, Vice-Presidents, and Deans, Florida International University (2003-04)

Many seminars, workshops, and presentations on Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship



Honors and Awards


The “Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award” from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the leading organization of US public universities, 2011

Award for building “Texas-India Educational Partnership,” from Greater Dallas Indo-American Chambers of Commerce, 2010

“Educator of the Year Award” for contributions to engineering education to Hispanics, from HENAAC – a national organization that honors Hispanic leaders in engineering and business; one of the very few non-Hispanics to receive an award from HENAAC (also known as “Great Minds in STEM”), 2007

ABET President’s Diversity Award on behalf of the College of Engineering and Computing, Florida International University, by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), 2006

Academic Excellence Medal for contributions to engineering education in Latin America and the Caribbean from LACCEI - Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, 2006

Distinguished Service Medal for Engineering Education in Latin America, Santa Maria University, Caracas, Venezuela, 2005

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, since 1994)



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