Engineering / Management Resume

  • Member: Board of Directors, Connecticut Innovations, Inc. 2008-
  • Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Management, RPI/ Hartford, 2001-2004
  • Engineering/Management Consultant 1998-
  • President, Strategic Technologies International, Inc. 1992-1998
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1995-1998
  • International Gas Turbine Institute Scholar 1997
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Mysore, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa, Masters degree in Management from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Academic affiliation with the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, University of Iowa, Hartford Graduate Center RPI of Connecticut (Engineering and Management), University of Connecticut and Yale. Developed and taught courses on Management of Technological Innovation, Management of Technology at the Hartford Graduate Center.
  • Associate Editor, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Editor, Biomimetics
  • Manager, Applied Mechanics Research at the United Technologies Research Center.(1977-1992)
  • Author of numerous technical publications in the areas of vibrations, aeroelasticity and damping
  • U.S. patent in the area of vibration control through shape memory alloys.
  • Nominated as a candidate to receive the Ellis Island National Medal of Honor.
  • Vast industrial experience beginning with Kaman Aerospace Corporation and followed by P&WA and UTRC.
  • Developed structural simulation systems for low rotors, turbine and compressor blade vibration and damping. These procedures continue to serve as basic framework for improvement in analysis of complex structures.
  • Represented the United Technologies Corporation in the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange Program. Posted to the Senior Executive Service of the federal government and assigned to the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research as Senior Scientist and Technical Advisor. Participated in program reviews and long term planning.
  • Elected Fellow (1985) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • Served as (1) member, executive committee of the Aerospace Division, ASME, (2) chairman, ASME National Conference on Vibrations (3) Chairman, Structures and Dynamics Committee of the International Gas Turbine Institute (4) Editor, Journal of Engineering for Industry, (5) member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal on Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (6) member, Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science (7) member, Board of Directors, World Affairs Center of Greater Hartford and (8) member, Joint Indo-US Committee on Aeronautics set up by the Prime Minister of India, (9) Chairman, UConn Asian American Studies Institute Advisory Board.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Councilman, Glastonbury Town Council, 1997-1999
  • Vice Chairman, Glastonbury Town Council, 1999-2001