Shekhar Garde Named Dean of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Shekhar Garde | Via RPI | June 5, 2014

Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today named Shekhar Garde as dean of the School of Engineering. The appointment is effective July 1.

Garde, the Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chaired Professor in Engineering at Rensselaer, has served since 2007 as head of the university’s Howard. P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).

“Dr. Garde is a distinguished researcher, an exceptional educator, and a skilled leader,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. “He brings an exciting vision and tremendous enthusiasm to the role of dean of the School of Engineering, as we move forward toward the bicentennial of Rensselaer in 2024. The contributions and leadership of Dr. Garde will be pivotal as we continue to educate the technology leaders of tomorrow and pursue innovative and interdisciplinary research to address the most pressing challenges facing our world.”