P.T. Vasudevan Named Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

P.T. Vasudevan Named Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

P.T. Vasudevan, associate dean in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), has been named interim senior vice provost for academic affairs.  

“I’m so pleased that Vasu will be joining the Provost’s Office as the interim senior vice provost for academic affairs.  His expertise and experience in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and as an associate dean, will be especially invaluable to us all in the months ahead,” said Lisa MacFarlane, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As a teacher, scholar, and university citizen, he has always been an outstanding colleague, a person of integrity and commitment, and a pleasure to work with. The university is very fortunate, and I am very grateful.” 

Vasudevan joined the UNH faculty in 1988 after working for a large petrochemical company in his native India for seven years. His research explores catalysis and biocatalysis, particularly concerning biofuels such as biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol using enzymes. 

He has won a number of awards, including the CEPS Teaching Excellence Award, the Jean Brierley Teaching Excellence Award, the Excellence in International Engagement Award, the American Society for Engineering Education New England Section Outstanding Teaching award, and the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher Award. 

"I am deeply honored to serve UNH with its outstanding faculty, dedicated staff and wonderful students. I look forward to working with Provost MacFarlane as we continue to move forward on various initiatives that will further enhance the reputation of this great institution," Vasudevan said. 

He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Clarkson University; a master’s of science from SUNY Buffalo; a post-graduate diploma in management from the All India Management Association, New Delhi; a post-graduate diploma in biochemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; and a bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering from the University of Madras, India.