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A Constructive Exchange with US Delegates

February 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


International collaborations bring world-class exposure to notable expertise in the research and academic community and play a pivotal role in establishing SRM university-AP at the forefront of the tertiary education sector. The Directorate of International Relations and Higher Studies is organising the US delegate visit on February 20, 2022. Mr Mark Forehand, Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment; Dr Benjamin Klein, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Dr Sumit Chakravarty, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering from the Kennesaw State University, USA are the honorary delegates visiting the campus. The session aims to certify an interactive and insightful exchange between the visiting delegates and the students and faculty of the institution.

About the Delegates

Mr Mark Forehand is the Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management, The Graduate College – Kennesaw State University, USA. A proactive leader, Mr. Mark Forehand is a results-focused professional with cross speciality strengths in Education, Leadership and Analysis. Prior to his current role, Mr Forehand served as the Assistant Dean in the Graduate College, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Interim Director of the IEP, and Director of Academic English Programs in the Division of Global Affairs. He also serves as an Interim Executive Director for the Siegel Institute. His expertise lies in being proficient in leveraging processing and workflow knowledge to promote growth regardless of the industry. Mr Forehand is adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

Dr Benjamin Klein is the Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. A renowned academician and researcher, Dr Klein received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois with his doctoral dissertation on the theory and modelling of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs. Dr Klein’s research interests involve the theory, modelling, and design of semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices. He creates and utilizes numerical simulation programs to provide insight into the nano-scale physics of semiconductors. His most recent project is the modelling of multilayered III nitride samples in atom probe tomography (APT) measurement systems to assist in interpreting the measurement data.

Dr Sumit Chakravarty currently works as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Kennesaw State University Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States. His area of expertise is in Wireless Communications, AI and Signal Processing and has worked as a scientist in the industry wherein he has also worked on other sensor modalities commonly used in remote sensing like Multispectral, Lidar and SAR. This includes working with a cross-disciplinary team comprising specialists from industry, government bodies like NASA, Goddard and academia like the University of Maryland. His other industrial experience in engineering and research includes working in various roles such as Instrumentation Engineer for Triune Projects, Research Intern at Siemens CAD and Apex Eclipse Communications, Scientist for SGT Inc and Lead Scientist for Honeywell Research (Automatic Control Solutions-Advanced Technology Labs).

Join the talk for a productive exploration of opportunities abroad for upskilling your academic and research prowess!


February 20, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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