Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Prasad Enjeti associate dean for undergraduate programs.
The appointment will be effective May 20.
In his role as associate dean, he will oversee the undergraduate engineering program in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. He will also represent the college in the university's Academic Operations Committee.
Enjeti is the TI Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the Texas A&M engineering faculty in 1988, and is associate department head and the Dean's Faculty Fellow responsible for developing the college's state-of-the-art undergraduate design experience laboratory. From 2008 to 2010, he was associate dean of academic affairs at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Enjeti's research focuses on power electronics and power quality; advancing switching power supply designs and solutions to complex power management issues in the context of analog mixed-signal applications; exploring alternative designs to meet the demands of high slew rate load currents at low output voltages; power conditioning systems for fuel cells, wind and solar energy systems; and design of high temperature power conversion systems with wide band-gap semiconductor devices.
Enjeti holds four United States patents, has licensed two new technologies in the industry, and has written six book chapters and more than 100 journal and conference papers.
Enjeti was the recipient of the IEEE-IAS (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Industry Applications Society) best paper awards in 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2003, and won the IEEE-IAS Magazine Prize Article Award in 1996. Enjeti was elected an IEEE fellow in 2000 and received a Ford Motor Co. fellow award in 2001. He was the inaugural recipient of the R. David Middlebrook Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2012 and the IEEE Industry Application Society's Distinguished LEcturer Award in 2006.
Enjeti received a TEES (Texas Engineering Experiment Station) Select Young Fellow Award in 1992 for research contributions and a Texas A&M University Faculty Fellow Award in 2001. He is the recipient of a university-level Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching from the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University for 2004. In 2010 he received the Charles W. Crawford Service Award from the Look College.
A registered professional engineer in Texas, Enjeti received his bachelor's degree from Osmania University in India, his master's from the Indian Institute of Technology (ITT Kanpur) and his doctorate from Concordia University in Canada, all in electrical engineering.