Anand appointed executive associate dean

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering has announced the appointment of Dr. N.K. Anand as executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering.Dr. N.K. AnandAnand, who was serving as the interim executive associate dean, also serves as associate agency director for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).Anand, who is the James and Ada Forsyth Professor of Mechanical Engineering, joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1985. While in the mechanical engineering department he has held the position of associate dean for graduate programs (2004-2007) and also served as associate department head (2003-2006). Additionally, he served as interim head of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering (2006-2007).He has received several awards in recognition of his work as an educator, including the TEES Fellowship, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Award and the Charles W. Crawford Service Award.Anand's research interests include numerical heat transfer and fluid flow, numerical techniques, aerosols and condensation heat transfer. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 journal publications, and has supervised more than 30 funded research programs. Anand also currently chairs the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Committee on Computational Heat Transfer.He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, a Fellow and member of the ASME, and an evaluator for the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).Anand received his bachelor's from Bangalore University (India), his master's from Kansas State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University, all in mechanical engineering.