2014-15 Faculty Senate Members> Engineering

Engineering Senator

Fred Harris
Term Expires: May 2017
Phone: (775) 784-6571

Brief Bio: Fred is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He received his B.S. in 1986 from Bob Jones University, M.S. in 1988 from Bob Jones University, an additional M.S. in 1991 from Clemson University, and his Ph.D. in 1994 from Clemson University. His reseach interests include Parallel Computing, Cortical Simulation, Graph Algorithms, Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, and Scientific Visualization. His past experience includes research projects funded by NSF, NASA, ONR, DoD, and Sun Microsystems. He was in charge of the external software testing for one of NASA's planetary landers to Mars and has also developed parallel applications that have been used in industry by companies such as AT&T and Southern Bell. Fred has also served as the Interim Senior Director of the Center for Advanced Visualization, Computation and Modeling at the Desert Research Institute.


Dhanesh Chandra
Term Expires: May 2016
Phone: (775) 784-4960
Website: website
Email: dchandra@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Dhanesh Chandra is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department. Prof. Chandra received B.E. (Mech. Engr.) in 1967 from Osmania University in Hyderabad, A.P., India, M.S. (Mechanics and Materials Science) from Uni. of Illinois, Chicago, in 1972, and Ph.D. (Metallurgy and Materials Science) in 1976 from the University of Denver.  He joined UNR in 1987.