Vish Prasad, professor of mechanical and energy engineering, was recently named to the board of directors of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE). ASTFE’s Board of Directors consists of eleven members who have made distinct contributions to thermal sciences and fluids engineering.
ASTFE’s Board of Directors is responsible for policies, budgets and finance, organizing conferences and workshops, partnerships with other national and international organizations. Prasad’s focus will be on fundraising and outreach.
“My goal is to make ASTFE financially strong by soliciting funds from government agencies and non-profit organizations and foundations,” he said. “I will also be looking at partnerships with leading organizations in the thermal sciences and fluids engineering field both nationally and internationally.”
Separately, Prasad has also been invited by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India) to join as an (honorary) adjunct professor of mechanical engineering where he will interact with the faculty and students of IIT Kanpur on their academic and research activities and teach courses on special topics during summer or winter breaks.