Ramesh Chandra Prasad
Professor Emeritus in Engineering
Convocation ceremony: May 31, 2013
Dr. Ramesh Prasad joined UNB Saint John’s Department of Engineering in 1982 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 1990. He has dedicated 30 years to this campus and his students.
Dr. Prasad actively participated in graduate teaching and supervision at UNB Saint John. He supervised or co-supervised 11 Masters and PhD students, served on the examining advisory committee for 36 graduate students, and taught five graduate courses in engineering. He has supervised over 50 undergraduate work and research projects and hired 13 student research assistants.
Dr. Prasad is widely recognized for his research success; maintaining continuous NSERC support from 1984 to 2009. As a result, a research facility has been established on the Saint John campus with some highly specialized capabilities. Dr. Prasad has the only transient hot-wire instrument based lab in Canada for the measurement of thermal properties.
His publication record includes 30 refereed journal papers, 44 refereed conference papers/abstracts, and 16 additional reports and publications. He has also been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and seminars around the world. Although retired, he continues to be active in research. In 2011, he was invited to present his work on thermal conductivity at Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology in India.
Dr. Prasad served in numerous administrative capacities ranging from the departmental level to university-wide. Over the years he served as both Acting Chair and Chair and participated on several university committees including Engineering Curriculum Committees and Saint John Senate. He also played a mentoring role in his department and guided several young faculty members in their own career path.
For his outstanding contributions to UNB he has received two UNB Merit Awards, in 1986 and again in 1994, and a UNB Distinguished Service Award in 2011.
Dr. Prasad is greatly admired for his commitment to the university, his students, his colleagues and his research. He has served the university with distinction and is bestowed the honorary ranking of Professor Emeritus of Engineering at the University of New Brunswick.