Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Jyanthi Murty (4 July 2024)

Prof. Jyanthi Murty, President of Oregon State University will give a distinguished lecture on The story of a circuitous life through engineering on 4 July 2024. Prof. Jyanthi Murty is a national leader in higher education, engineering teaching, research and service, and has been Oregon State University’s president since September 2022. From the first woman student of Mechanical Engineering in IIT Kanpur to being the first Indian Woman President of Oregon State University, Prof Jayathi will share snippets and insights of her inspiring journey.

Prior to joining Oregon State, Murthy served as the first woman dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science since January 2016. Murthy also served as chair of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin from 2012 - 2015; worked as a mechanical engineering professor at Purdue University from 2001 - 2011; and served as a professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh from 1998 to 2001. Murthy began her academic career at Arizona State University in 1984. From 1988 to 1998, Murthy worked at New Hampshire-based Fluent, Inc., a developer and vendor of the world’s most widely used computational fluid dynamics software.

Murthy received a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2012.


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