Lassonde’s Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Sushanta Mitra has been appointed as the new Associate Vice-President Research at York University.
“We are very proud to see a Lassondian selected for such prominent assignment, although we will certainly miss the leadership he has provided for the Department of Mechanical Engineering over the past year,” said Janusz Kozinski, Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering.
“York University is very fortunate to have such an accomplished academic to perform this role, and I have no doubt that he will be a champion for engineering and science researchers across the University,” he added.
You can read the full announcement here.
Professor Mitra will take up his new position on August 1.
The School will shortly announce the Interim Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and begin the search for a permanent successor.