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Naresh Thadhani to Step Down as MSE Chair
Longtime Georgia Tech faculty member has served in role since 2012
Naresh Thadhani, chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) since 2012, will step down from the role on July 31, 2022. Thadhani will continue as a full-time MSE faculty member upon completion of his second, five-year term as chair. This is his 31st year at Georgia Tech.
“The College of Engineering and I are grateful for Naresh’s leadership and wisdom as MSE chair,” said Raheem Beyah, dean and Southern Company Chair. “He built a young program into one of the nation’s elite, while also solidifying strong relationships with alumni and donors. His impact on Georgia Tech, especially with students and faculty, sets the course for the next stage in MSE’s continued global success.”
Thadhani was named chair in 2012, two years after MSE merged with the School of Polymer Textile and Fiber Engineering. The School is consistently ranked among the top materials programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. MSE is 4th among undergraduate programs and 7th among graduate programs.