Satish Udpa

Satish UdpaSatish Udpa also serves as MSU’s Executive Vice President for Administration and is a University Distinguished Professor. He served as dean of the College of Engineering and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MSU before his current appointment. Prior to joining MSU in 2001, Udpa was the Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He was on the faculty at Colorado State University prior to his time at Iowa State University.

Udpa’s research interests span the broad area of materials characterization and nondestructive evaluation. He has published extensively, holds several patents and serves as editor of several journals. Udpa is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, the Indian Society for Nondestructive Testing, and the Engineering Society of Detroit. He is a full member of the Academia NDT International. Udpa also served as the permanent secretary of the World Federation of NDE Centers from 1998 to 2003.

Udpa earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University.