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Pallavoor N. Vaidynathan: Professional Profile


Pallavoor N. Vaidyanathan, is Assistant VP for Research at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.  His extensive expertise includes coordinating multi-investigator teams and interdisciplinary teams with the university, and multi institution teams with new initiatives such as Engineering Research Center (NSF), Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF), and University Research Initiative (DOD).  Such coordination has led to multi-investigator and interdisciplinary programs with significant funding and national visibility at two universities. As an Industrial Liaison, he has strengthened existing ties with industry and brought additional contacts for research, education and technology transfer programs.  These contacts have led to new research programs funded or supported by industry, support from industry for larger research efforts, placement opportunities and internships for students and faculty, and equipment grants and donations from industry.  Focused educational programs for industry have also resulted from these collaborations.  As Assistant VP for Research, he has provided support to faculty in identifying funding sources and collaborators including industrial connections, helping them to transfer technology to Industry via funded programs such as SBIR and STTR, as well as intellectual property issues.

Mr. Vaidyanathan holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Science of Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (http://www.ufl.edu/index.html) and he is currently the Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Central Florida (http://tt.research.ucf.edu/).

Mr. Vaidyanathan has published over thirty papers in the areas of materials science, Computed-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and management.  He’s presented over twenty papers in conferences, topics including cutting tools and technology transfer.  His honors include a Government of India Merit Scholarship and ASM International Lectureship.


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