Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has appointed two new school directors.
Partha Pande has accepted appointment as director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Indranath Dutta has been appointed as director of the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME).
A WSU faculty member since 2005, Pande is the Boeing Centennial Chair in Computer Engineering and has served as interim school director since last year. He holds a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of British Columbia, a master’s degree in computer science from National University of Singapore and a bachelor’s degree from University of Calcutta, India.
Dutta has been at WSU since 2008 serving in a variety of leadership positions, including as director of the Materials Science and Engineering program, associate dean of research, and as interim director of MME. He holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a master of science degree in Metallurgy & Materials Science from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.