Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian G’87 Appointed UVA VP of Research

 Melur Ramasubramanian

March 13, 2017

The University of Virginia has announced that Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian G’87, a Syracuse University mechanical engineering alumnus, has been appointed the UVA’s vice president for research.

Ramasubramanian will assume this position on Aug. 8 and will report to the president. He is currently program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and D.W. Reynolds Distinguished Professor and department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, with a joint faculty appointment as professor of bioengineering.

“Ram has accumulated a powerful combination of experiences as a world-class researcher, teacher and administrator,” UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “He has served as a research university department chair and program director for one of the largest single center-level research funding mechanisms at the National Science Foundation. This experience will prove extremely valuable as Ram creates the collaborative and multi-disciplinary framework to further advance UVA’s research productivity.”

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