28 Jul Ekkad to NC State as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Head
Srinath Ekkad, the Rolls-Royce Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been selected as the new head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. He will take over the new position Sept. 18.
Ekkad came to Virginia Tech in 2007 as an associate professor. In his decade in Blacksburg he has been the Director of the Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, the Director for the Rolls-Royce UTC for Advanced Systems Diagnostics, the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Aerospace Propulsion Systems, and the Associate Vice President for Research. He was appointed a full professor in 2011.