Indira Chatterjee

Indira Chatterjee

Indira Chatterjee

Associate Dean, Foundation Professor of Electrical & Biomedical Engineering

Summary

As associate dean of engineering, Dr. Chatterjee oversees undergraduate  and graduate education within the college, including assessment, accreditation, recruitment, retention, advising, outreach and career placement. This includes co-chairing the College of Engineering Courses and Curriculum Committee, interacting with advisement, recruiting and outreach personnel; providing leadership to improve retention and graduation rates to meet College and University goals; participation in the preparation and reporting for ABET visits; and serving on University and College committees.

She also coordinates efforts to expand the research productivity of the College of Engineering. This includes facilitating industry partnerships, facilitating the annual event Innovation Day, identifying and promoting opportunities for competitive research grants, providing coordination and leadership for research teams to respond to these opportunities, acting as liaison between the college and the Office of Sponsored Projects, and working with the Dean on strategic planning.

Education
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, 1981
  • M.S., Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio,1977
  • M.S., Physics Bangalore University, India, 1975
  • B.S., Physics (honors), Bangalore University, India, 1973
Past positions

University of Nevada, Reno

  • Associate Dean, College of Engineering, July 1, 2009 - present
  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, 2004 - present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, 1993- 2004
    • Tenured: 1993
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, 1988-1993

University of Alabama

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering,1987-1988

University of Utah

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering 1984-1985
  • Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering 1981-1984
Awards received
  • Foundation Professor, 2015
  • Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising, 2009
  • Society of Women Engineers Region A Service Award, 2008
  • University of Nevada, Reno IEEE Student Section Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007-2008
  • Silver Compass Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Students, University of Nevada, Reno, 2005
  • Nevada Women's Fund "Women of Achievement" honoree, 2001
  • National Women's History Month honoree, in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and contributions, Women's Resource Center, University of Nevada, Reno, 2001
  • Nominated for The Nevada Regents Teaching Award, 1999
  • F. Donald Tibbitts University Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Nevada, Reno, 1995.
Courses taught
  • E220 Circuits I
  • EE330 Engineering Electromagnetics
  • EE433/633 Distributed Systems and Antenna Design
  • EE434/634 Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • EE436/636 Microwave Engineering
  • EE751 Antenna Theory and Design
  • EE757 Microwave Communication Systems

Professional experience

Dr. Chatterjee has been a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society since the late 1970's and has attended and presented papers at the annual meetings of the society since her graduate student days. She has also served several times as a member of the BEMS Technical Program Committee and reviewed abstracts for the conference as well as co-chaired technical sessions. She has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and presented as many papers at international conferences.

Dr. Chatterjee is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of the IEEE MTT-10 committee and a member of the Editorial Board of the Bioelectromagnetics Journal. She has served in the past on the Board of Directors of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. She is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Mentoring

Dr. Chatterjee has served as research mentor to postdoctoral fellows and many M.S. and Ph.D. graduate and undergraduate students and as an academic advisor to many hundreds of electrical engineering students. Most of her graduate students are well-employed in industry and academia, and she also served for many years as the internship coordinator for the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. She also has been the faculty advisor to the University of Nevada, Reno collegiate section of the Society of Women Engineers for the past 30 years.