Indrajit Charit Is Named Department of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management Chair
December 04, 2020
University of Idaho College of Engineering professor Indrajit Charit has been appointed chair of the new Department of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management. The department, which was launched during the Fall 2020 semester, offers degrees in nuclear engineering, industrial technology, engineering management, technology management and certificate programs.
Charit has been a member of the U of I faculty since 2007 as a professor of materials science and engineering and nuclear engineering. He earned his doctoral degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology – formerly University of Missouri-Rolla – in 2004. He joined the U of I faculty following a postdoctoral stint at North Carolina State University.
“The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management is a new department in our college and the first to be administered at our Idaho Falls campus,” said College of Engineering Dean Larry Stauffer. “Dr. Charit has the leadership background that should prove useful in this new challenge.”
A licensed professional engineer, Charit’s research interests span across various aspects of advanced materials processing, microstructure and mechanical characterization, with a focus on the field of high temperature energy materials. His recent research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory and the State of Idaho through the IGEM program. He is the author and co-author of about 130 publications, including journal and conference proceedings articles, book chapters and a textbook. He also serves as a reviewer for various journals and federal grant proposals.
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