Prabhas V. Moghe, distinguished professor in the biomedical engineering and chemical and biochemical engineering departments, has been named the inaugural vice chancellor for research and innovation for Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
This new position has been established to ensure the university is alert to emerging research opportunities and create an environment and culture that encourages faculty to engage in field-defining research and innovation, said Chancellor Deba Dutta in a statement announcing Dr. Moghe’s appointment.
In this new position, Dr. Moghe will be responsible for creating a university-wide culture that promotes faculty innovation. He will work closely with academic departments and campus-level interdisciplinary research centers and develop relationships with government agencies and the private sector to enhance the visibility of faculty research.
Since joining the School of Engineering faculty in 1995, Dr. Moghe has made many prominent contributions to interdisciplinary graduate education, biomedical and health sciences, and innovations in nanomedicine. In his research, he investigates cell-biomaterial interactions and nanotechnologies for biomedical and health science applications, with innovations impacting cancer detection, cardiovascular disease, and Parkinson’s disease and other brain-related conditions.
“On behalf of the entire School of Engineering community, I am so pleased to congratulate Prabhas Moghe on his appointment to vice chancellor for research and innovation,” said School of Engineering dean Thomas N. Farris. “Dr. Moghe has been an instrumental member of our engineering community, making tremendous contributions as an academic, researcher, mentor, and colleague. We know that the university at large will greatly benefit from his talents and commitment.”