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NEW YOK: Dr. Rishi S. Raj, Chair, Faculty Senate of City College of New York (CCNY) has been elected as President of Society of Indian Academics in America (SIAA). D. Raj is a US Navy Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the CCNY and one of the most distinguished Indian-American faculty. Among those elected to other posts are: Prof. Hrishikesh D. Vinod (Fordham University) as Vice President; Prof. Surendra Kaushik (Pace University) as Secretary; and Prof. M.G. Prasad (Stevens Tech) as Treasurer.
The goal of the Society is to connect more than 20,000 faculty of Indian origin in the US under one umbrella, use their expertise to help education system in India and bring US-Indian intellectuals closer to benefit the young and evolving brains and uplift science and technology. Raj received his BS (Hons.) in Math from Punjab University (Govt. College Ludhiana), MS (Hons) in Mech. Engg (Steam-Gas Turbines) from PFU, USSR and Ph. D (Aerospace) from Penn. State University. He is currently President of Faculty Senate and Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the City College of New York. Professor Raj has lectured at many IITís and Indian engineering colleges and also served as external examiner for PhD candidates from Indian Universities. He has also built bonds with local Industries and research laboratory. Prof. Raj designed Indiaís first Transonic and Supersonic Test Rig at the National Aerospace Laboratory in Bangalore. The fame of the City College where he is presently located is associated with Nine of City College students who have gone on to win Nobel Prizes.

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