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Indian American Arvind Raman Named New Dean of Purdue University’s College of Engineering

Arvind Raman, a longtime administrator and faculty member at Purdue University has been appointed the new John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, the university announced on Feb. 6. He is currently the university’s executive associate dean of engineering and the Robert V. Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Raman’s new role will be effective April 1. He succeeds Mark Lundstrom who has served as interim dean of the college since July 1, 2022.

Arvind Raman, a longtime administrator and faculty member at Purdue University has been appointed the new John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, the university announced on Feb. 6. He is currently the university’s executive associate dean of engineering and the Robert V. Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Raman’s new role will be effective April 1. He succeeds Mark Lundstrom who has served as interim dean of the college since July 1, 2022.

In his role as executive associate dean since December 2019, “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. He also oversaw the offices of graduate and undergraduate education,” according to a university press release.

Previously, Raman was the inaugural associate dean for global engineering programs. He was named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 2008-12 and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2012. He also has a courtesy professorship appointment in materials engineering.

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