Professor Prasad Yarlagadda OAM is Head of School and Dean (Engineering) at the University of Southern Queensland
Our team was delighted to continue our partnership with the University of Southern Queensland on School leadership roles within the restructured Academic Affairs Portfolio.
For each Head of School and Dean position, the University sought collegiate leaders with outstanding communication and influencing skills and the ability to foster relationships with stakeholders across academia, industry, research partners and the community. The ability to develop and communicate a vision, building and inspiring interdisciplinary teams and promoting the profile of the School and the University more broadly, particularly at its intersection with regional Australia was essential, in addition to scholarly success in a discipline relevant to the School.
Professor Prasad Yarlagadda OAM has been appointed as Head of School and Dean (Engineering). He joins UniSQ from Queensland University of Technology, where he was most recently Professor in Smart Systems in the School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering.
Prasad brings over 35 years’ international experience as an academic and researcher. As Project Director of Airports of the Future, he has led a significant ARC-funded research project involving six research institutes and more than 30 industry partners internationally. Prasad has also led several other research themes and programs at QUT, including medical devices, manufacturing systems engineering and built environment engineering and research.
With over 580 refereed publications, Prasad has attracted over $18 million in cross-disciplinary research funding. He is an active member of a number of committees at university and faculty level and he has been commended by the Premier of Queensland for his service to the community through his involvement in the Indo-Australian Cultural Society.