Somnath Chattopadhyay, PhD

Title: Professor of Engineering
Company: Cleveland State University
Location: Westlake, Ohio, United States

Somnath Chattopadhyay, Professor of Engineering for the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of engineering education.

Before immigrating to the United States, Dr. Chattopadhyay studied engineering in his home country of India, at the Indian Institute of Technology. There, he credits some of his success to his mentor Vijay Kumar Stokes, and he later continued his education at Princeton University in New Jersey. In 1974, he earned a PhD from Princeton. He credits another mentor of his, Francis Moon, for helping him achieve his current success. Dr. Chattopadhyay believes in the importance of accepting varied sources of experience in the field of engineering. He knows that often, it’s a unique blend of education and industrial experience that leads to career success. In addition, he credits his grandfather, who passed away while Dr. Chattopadhyay was attending college, for encouraging him to pursue his interest in engineering.

Currently, Dr. Chattopadhyay teaches at Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering. In 2014, he worked as a professor of mechanical engineering at the University at Buffalo, and in 2012, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He maintains a membership with ASME, as well as the American Society for Engineering Education. As a testament to his success, expertise, and excellence, Dr. Chattopadhyay has been included in the 66th, 68th, and 70th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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