Title: Agricultural Engineering Educator
Company: University of Delaware
Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
Palaniappa Krishnan, Associate Professor at the University of Delaware, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.
A native of Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India, Dr. Krishnan pursued a formal education at The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, and earned a Bachelor of Technology, with honors, in agricultural engineering in 1974. Soon thereafter, he attended the University of Hawaii and secured a Master of Science in 1976. Dr. Krishnan concluded his academic efforts in 1979, having earned a Doctor of Philosophy in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois.
Since 1991, Dr. Krishnan has flourished as an associate professor of applied economics and statistics at the University of Delaware. Throughout the course of his tenure, he notably contributed for over a decade as the director of the operations research program between 1996 and 2007. During this time he developed a novel internship program for the operations research graduate students with the local credit card banks. He also taught Simulation Modeling and Analysis and conducted an operations research seminar series. He has also mentored more than 100 graduate students in operations research one-on-one.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Krishnan worked with Oregon State University in Corvallis and worked with USDA-ARS, where he held a research appointment for about five years. Outside of his primary endeavors, he has contributed as a consultant for numerous institutions including American Agrotechnology Laboratory, Rodale Research Center, and Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware. In a career filled with achievements, he is most proud of being the co-inventor of a patent for a method obtaining purified fraction from a mixture using magnetic fluid.
For his accomplishments in the field thus far, Dr. Krishnan has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Academic Advising Award for Excellence as well as being nominated several times for the Outstanding Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award and teaching Award from the University of Delaware. As a testament to his success, Dr. Krishnan has received the 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Likewise, he was featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. During his spare time, Dr. Krishnan enjoys tennis, badminton, table tennis, and organic gardening.
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