Wednesday, October 7, 7:00am - 8:00am
Engineers: Technicians, Scientists, or Futurists. Where Are We Headed?
Vistasp M. Karbhari, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Arlington
President Karbhari considers the future of engineering professions and the roles engineers will play in designing and guiding the world's course of action.
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Vistasp M. Karbhari became the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington in June 2013. Prior to joining UTA, President Karbhari served at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (2008-2013), the University of California San Diego (1995-2013) and the University of Delaware (1991-1995). He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree with a specialization in structures, both from the University of Poona in India. President Karbhari received his Ph.D. with a dissertation in composite materials from the University of Delaware. In addition to his position as president, he holds professorships in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering. His research interests include the processing and mechanics of composites, durability of materials, infrastructure rehabilitation, and multi-threat mitigation. President Karbhari has authored or co-authored more than 460 papers in journals and conference proceedings and edited or co-edited six books. He holds one patent and has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $37 million in research projects.
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