Dr. Kody Varahramyan received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1983. He was on the technical staff of IBM Corporation in Essex Junction, Vermont, from 1982-92. He then gained 25 years of academic experience as a faculty member and administrator, first at Louisiana Tech University from 1992-2008, and subsequently at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from 2008-17.
At Louisiana Tech, his appointments included the Entergy Distinguished Professor, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering and Science, and director of the university-wide Institute for Micromanufacturing. At IUPUI he served as vice chancellor for research from 2008-15, and then as senor aide to the chancellor. He was also a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
Dr. Varahramyan’s research has focused on nanoscale materials, processes and devices, and their integration into nanosystems for medical, energy, environmental and information technology applications.
Dr. Varahramyan joined the University of Maine in July 2017 as the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. He is responsible for supporting and guiding UMaine’s advancement as a world-class research university.