Sarin Appointed Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Sarin-400.jpgGREENSBORO, N.C. (April 23, 2018) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Graduate College Dean Sanjiv Sarin, Ph.D., has been appointed interim vice chancellor for research and economic development. The appointment was effective April 17, 2018.

In addition to his role as dean and vice provost for research, graduate programs and extended learning, Sarin also previously served as associate dean for the College of Engineering. He is a tenured industrial and systems engineering professor, as well, and has been at North Carolina A&T for more than 34 years.

His teaching and research interests include discrete optimization, collaborative logistics planning and quality assurance. Sarin has also been active in educational research, focusing primarily on outcomes assessment and collaboration among faculty in improving educational quality.

Over the course of his career, Sarin has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and participated in more than 30 research and academic program development grants valued at more than $8 million, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Sarin is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a registered professional engineer in North Carolina. He is also an evaluator for ABET and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

He earned his bachelors in chemical engineering and his master’s in mechanical engineering with an industrial engineering concentration from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and his doctorate in industrial engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo.