Manoj Shah, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has joined the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.
Shah will hold the title of Distinguished Professor of Engineering and focus on fostering industry partnerships and introducing new courses on electric machinery to students.
“I’m very excited to join the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and share my knowledge and experience with the engineers of tomorrow,” Shah said. “Engineering is an exciting and ever-changing field where you encounter a variety of challenges and complex problems. I hope I can pass on the lessons that I’ve learned in my career as we educate the next generation of problem solvers.”
Shah worked as an engineer with General Electric and GE Research for more than 34 years and then also served as professor of practice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research largely focused on electric machines and systems.
Shah received a Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and doctoral degree from Virginia Tech. He has authored or co-authored 90 U.S. and many foreign patents and written over 50 technical publications.
Shah was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2022. He also is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and in 2015, received the 2015 IEEE-IAS Gerald B Kliman Innovation Award. In 2012, he received the GE Research Coolidge Fellowship Award (the highest individual honor a GE scientist can receive for a lifetime of extraordinary achievements), and the IEEE Nikola Tesla award.
“Dr. Shah’s extensive industry experience and deep understanding of technological advancements, together with his inspiring, forward-looking vision, make him an invaluable addition to our college, particularly in fostering industry partnerships and introducing new courses on electric machinery to our students,” said Suvranu De, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.
Shah’s first day was July 15.