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June 22, 2012

Appointments, honors and activities

Appointments and promotions:

      - Rao Govindaraju, the Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, has been named Bowen Engineering Head of the School of Civil Engineering, effective July 1. Govindaraju earned a bachelor of technology degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1984, and a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 1989. Govindaraju came to Purdue in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2001. He has chaired the Civil Engineering Graduate Committee since 2007. His primary areas of research include surface and subsurface hydrology, contaminant transport, watershed hydrology, and climatic influences. He specializes in problems dealing with uncertainty and spatial variability.