GMU Appoints Vikas Chandhoke VP for Research and Economic Development
Monday, July 1, 2013
George Mason University has appointed Vikas Chandhoke to the
position of vice president for research and economic development,
effective June 26. Chandhoke has been the dean of the College of
Science at George Mason since the college was founded in 2006 and has
served Mason in a variety of faculty and administrative roles for more
than 20 years.
"Dean Chandhoke brings a great track record to the
position, and I am very much looking forward to working with him in this
new role,” said George Mason University Provost Peter Stearns.
Chandhoke says "I look forward to working with Mason’s diverse research
initiatives in a new role strengthening and expanding our efforts.”
visionary leader, Chandhoke has implemented innovative research
programs in molecular medicine, infectious diseases and bioinformatics
and has developed synergistic, cutting-edge translational research
opportunities to bring personalized medicine to the forefront of patient
care. In collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization and
other international partners, he works to find global solutions to
agricultural management and drought and flood control utilizing
satellite remote sensing data, meteorological modeling and other
Chandhoke earned his PhD from the
University of Maine and received his MSc (Hons.) and BPharm (Hons.)
degrees from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.
interim dean of the College of Science will be Peggy Agouris, chair of
the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science and director of
the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research. A search committee
will be established in late summer, with Debbie Boehm-Davis, dean of the
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as chair.
for Innovative Technology (CIT) has also appointed Dean Chandhoke to the
Commonwealth’s Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee