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Engineering | Graduate Programs

Representatives from Arizona State University and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are coming to India to visit with students interested in furthering their education and careers. Meet Dr. Patrick Phelan, Dr. Rene Villalobos, and Mike McBride, from the Fulton Schools of Engineering, and Professor Phillip Horton from The Design School, to learn about why you should pursue your studies with us, and ask your questions about ASU!

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Friday, March 1

18:00-19:30 IST

20:00-21:30 IST

Hall: Desire

Le Meridien 

Windsor Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

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Saturday, March 2

12:00-13:30 IST – Undergraduate

14:00-15:30 IST – Graduate

16:00-17:30 IST – Graduate

Hall: Kaveri

JW Marriott

Juhu, Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu Tara, Juhu Mumbai MH 400049

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Sunday, March 3

12:00-13:30 IST – Undergraduate

14:00-15:30 IST – Graduate

16:00-17:30 IST – Graduate

Hall: Tango

Vivanta By Taj

11, Koregaon Park Rd Vasani Nagar, Koregaon Park Pune, Maharashtra 411001

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Monday, March 4

12:00-13:30 IST – Undergraduate

14:00-15:30 IST – Graduate

16:00-17:30 IST – Graduate

Hall: Shaan

Courtyard By Marriott

Ramdev Nagar Cross Road Satellite Road Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

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Friday, March 1

18:00-19:30 IST

20:00-21:30 IST

Hall: Abbotsbury

Hyatt Regency Chennai

365, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018

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Saturday, March 2

11:00-12:30 IST – Undergraduate

14:00-15:30 IST – Graduate

16:00-17:30 IST – Graduate

Hall: Krishna

Shangri La Hotel

No.56-6B, Palace Rd Abshot Layout, Vasanth Nagar Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

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Sunday, March 3

11:00-12:30 IST – Undergraduate

14:00-15:30 IST – Graduate

16:00-17:30 IST – Graduate

Hall: Golden Room

Taj Krishna

Rd Number 1, Mada Manzil Banjara Hills Hyderabad, Telangana 500034

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Monday, March 4

11:00-12:30 IST – Undergraduate

14:00-15:30 IST – Graduate

16:00-17:30 IST – Graduate

Hall: Mandarin

Taj Bengal

34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore Kolkata, West Bengal 700027

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Dr. Patrick Phelan

Patrick ‘Pat’ Phelan is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. He has held positions as a Summer Faculty Research Participant at Argonne National Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Motorola-ASU Summer Faculty Fellow, ASME Chair of the K-18 Committee on Low-Temperature Heat Transfer, ASME Chair of the K-5 Committee on Long Range Directions and Issues in Heat Transfer, Director of the NSF Thermal Transport Processes Program, and Manager of the Emerging Technologies Program  with the Department of Energy. He is also the recipient of several honors and awards including the NSF CAREER Award, and together with his co-authors he received a Best Paper Award for the Heating and Cooling Applications and Analysis Track at the 2007 Energy Sustainability Conference, ASME Solar Energy Division.

Research interests 

Thermal sciences, including sustainable energy systems, sustainable cooling systems, smart manufacturing, waste heat energy conversion; and energy policy.

Education

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley

M.S, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., Tulane University

Dr. Phelan will be in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.

Prof. Philip Horton

Philip Horton is a Clinical Assistant Professor, a Senior Sustainability Scientist, and Associate Director External Relations in The Design School at Arizona State University. He received a Master’s of Architecture with commencement honors from the ASU’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (now the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts).

Horton acted as faculty advisor to Team ASUNM (Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico) on the SHADE house (Solar Homes Adapting for Desert Equilibrium) for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon He has the studio professor for the Waimea Nui Community Development Initiative with the Native Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Association and for a virtual exchange studio partnered with An Najah National University designing for Balata refugee camp in the West Bank of Palestine. Horton has also worked on a range of professional projects with Architecture-Infrastructure-Research (A-I-R), including the Comfort Zones project at Terminal 2 of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (done with Tri-Core Engineering of Phoenix), the OASIS bus shelters for the City of Phoenix (done with TranSystems Corporation of Phoenix), and the Ghost Wash Residence – which won a national award from The American Institute of Architects.

Professor Horton will be in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

Dr. J. Rene Villalobos

J. Rene Villalobos is an associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of Arizona State University. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Tecnologico de Chihuahua, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.

He is currently the director of ASU site of the Industrial Assessment Center

(https://iac.engineering.asu.edu/), a DOE sponsored program whose aim is increase energy efficiency in low to mid-size US manufacturers. His research interests include the areas of food logistics, energy efficiency, applied operations research, automated quality and manufacturing systems.

Dr. Villalobos will be in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

Deepraj Gahatraj

Deepraj Gahatraj, is the Recruitment Advisor (India) at Arizona State University (ASU). He has been with ASU since July of 2018. Prior to joining ASU, Deepraj, served as the Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education, EducationUSA. He is an MBA (Infrastructure), garnered over six plus years of experience in advocating U.S. higher education, with students advising role and responsibilities, and with Program Management role at the Fulbright Commission in New Delhi, India.

Deepraj will be in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad

Mike McBride

Mike McBride serves as the Director for Student Recruitment working within the Office of Academic and Student Affairs in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.  Mike leads a team of four staff members who work with prospective undergraduate and graduate students in their selection of and transition to Arizona State University, providing prospective students with information regarding the Fulton Schools academic programs, the application and admission process, course registration and campus living.  Mike has worked at Arizona State University since 1991 in varying student engagement, advising and recruitment positions, including the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Sun Devil Athletics, ASU Admission Services, the College of Technology and Innovation, and, for the last 5 years, the Fulton Schools of Engineering.  Mike graduated with a bachelor of science from the University of Utah in 1985 and has worked in higher education for 32 years.

Mike Mcbride will be in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad

Poonam Venkatesh

Poonam Venkatesh is a seasoned higher education professional working with Arizona State University in India since June 2016. With 7 years of experience of working with universities across the globe, she helps students to make a right decision if they want to study in the US. With ASU, she supports undergraduate applicants from India.

Niky Chokshi

Niky Chokshi is the recruitment advisor for Arizona State University in India. She has previously served as the Associate Director of Global Community Engagement at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Niky holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing and International Business from Villanova University, and a graduate degree in Global Affairs and Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She also has qualifications in International Marketing and Economics & International Economics and Law from City University Hong Kong and Imperial College London respectively. As a graduate of Thunderbird, Niky has lived and worked across four continents and numerous countries in roles ranging from higher education to global health. She is originally from Tanzania and finds immense value in bringing together people from different countries, cultures, and disciplines.

Niky will be in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.

Holly Singh

Holly Singh is the senior director of International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) at Arizona State University (ASU). He oversees many aspects of international student/scholar experience at ASU, compliance with the federal government being one of them, and has been engaged in collaborative programming to support the unique needs of international students and visiting scholars. ISSC also works with ASU's international faculty and individual departments to
process H-1b visa and permanent residency requests. 
Holly has been in the international education field for more than 20 years. Prior to starting at ASU in 2015, Holly was the Director of International Students and Scholars in the Office of International
Programs and the Executive Director of the Global Leadership Institute at Valparaiso University. In his role as the director, Holly oversaw many facets of international student/ scholar experiences at
Valpo and was engaged in innovative programming in the international education field.  He was also responsible in expanding on the university’s strategic vision of internationalization by pioneering a
summer global leadership program for high school students, led as a co-PI for a 7-month teacher training program, as well as creating short-term study abroad opportunities for students and faculty. Holly was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr award by Valparaiso University in 2013 for his role in promoting diversity and inclusion.
Holly came to the United States as an international student in 1991 and received his bachelor and master degrees from Valparaiso University. He grew up in New Delhi, India.

Holly will be in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

Prospective students are invited to attend one of the upcoming events and learn more about earning a graduate degree in the engineering field from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU–recognized by the Institute of International Education as the #1 public university in the U.S. chosen by international students.