Prof. Dasgupta Named ME Director of Graduate Studies

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Jeong H. Kim Professor Abhijit Dasgupta has agreed to serve as the next Director of Graduate Studies and the Associate Chair for Academic Affairs. His three-year term will be effective immediately.

Professor Dasgupta joined the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department in 1988, after receiving his Ph.D. (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served as one of the key researchers at the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering and has led, and is leading, numerous projects on reliability physics of micro/nano multi-physics systems.

In the early-1990s, he co-led a ME team that received DARPA-NSF funding to pioneer the nation’s first comprehensive graduate curriculum and workplace training program on mechanical design of electronic systems. Prof. Dasgupta is a Fellow of ASME and has served in editorial capacities in major journals, chaired numerous international conferences, and held various leadership roles at both Division and Segment levels in ASME. Currently, he is the Reliability Topic Lead in the new multi-society (IEEE/ASME/SEMI/EDS) heterogeneous integration roadmap that is charting future directions for the international semiconductor industry, past the end of the iconic Moore’s Law. In the Department, Prof. Dasgupta has served as a Leader of the Mechanics and Materials Division, Chair of APT committee, and member of the Undergraduate Committee. He has also served as the Chair of the APT Committee of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. He has received multiple awards, including the ASME EPPD Excellence in Mechanics Award and the USM Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. Over the last three decades, he has advised a number of undergraduate students, M.S. and Ph. D. students, and post-doctoral researchers in ME and Materials Science and Engineering. His former advisees are placed in prominent positions in government laboratories, industry, and academia in the U.S. and abroad.

Published October 18, 2018