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Chandra Bhat – 2016 Distinguished Alumnus IIT Madras

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Feb. 4, 2016

Professor Chandra Bhat has been selected to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. This award is given each year for outstanding achievements by an alumnus of IIT Madras. 

Since the inception of the awards in 1996, there have been 123 distinguished alumni selected for this award from a total alumni population of over 42,000. Each year about 8-10 alumni are selected. The awards are presented during the Institute Day around in April each year. 

Bhat currently serves as the Director of the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been at UT Austin since the Fall of 1997 and has since then received several awards, including being named to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2010, the 2008 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, and 2006 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching.

Other awardees for 2016 include professors, CEOs, co-founders of companies, directors, and scientists from across the world.