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Dean, College of Engineering Amherst, MA

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has selected Sanjay Raman to serve as the next Dean of the College of Engineering , effective August 2019.

Sanjay Raman is currently associate vice president for the Virginia Tech National Capital Region, where he is responsible for planning and executing region-wide initiatives to enhance the university’s research, education, and outreach missions, focusing on cross-cutting themes of data and decision science, integrated security, intelligent infrastructure, global systems science, policy, innovation and entrepreneurship.  Since July 2016, Dr. Raman has also served as the president and CEO of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, a 501(c)(3) university-affiliated research organization whose mission is to deliver analytic and technology solutions to the university’s government and non-government customers, extending the brand and impact of the Virginia Tech Research and Innovation enterprise.

Dr. Raman is a tenured full professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, which he joined in 1998. He is a founding member of the Virginia Tech Multifunctional Integrated Circuits and Systems (MICS) group, focused on innovative research in analog, mixed-signal, and RF/microwave/mm-wave IC designs, optoelectronics, and RF interfaces. From 1998 to 2009, he was assigned to the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg.  

Dr. Raman is an Elected Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for leadership in adaptive microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits. He is also an elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

Sanjay Raman earned a bachelor’s of electrical engineering degree, with highest honors, from Georgia Tech in 1987 and earned his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, he served as a nuclear-trained submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. In 1998 he joined the ECE faculty at Virginia Tech.

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