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Gary Trietsch, P.E. (’70, BS Civil Engineering; ’74 MSCE; ’05, Distinguished Alumni) was named Transportation Giant of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association. Trietsch is a vice president at Dannenbaum Engineering in Austin and a member of the College of Engineering’s Board of Advisors.


Vasu Rangadass (’96, PhD Computer Science) is a principal with in Dallas, which recently received a $1.9 million grant from Texas’ Emerging Technology Fund to support the development of its Clinical Pathways Management Solution software. The program allows health care providers to more easily analyze, monitor and act on information for better patient care and treatment.


Enrique Baez (’09, BS Civil Engineering) is a Resident Engineer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan, responsible for 30 projects valued at approximately $200M. To honor the Civil Engineering Department, Baez had a US flag flown over the Corps of Engineers’ headquarters in Kabul on September 11, 2009 and sent it to the department for display.

Vijay Dixit (’08, MS Computer Engineering) is an engineer at Garmin Ltd. in Olathe, Kansas. Garmin is an international leader in personal GPS-based navigation devices.

Dr. Jyotirmay Gadewadikar (’70, PhD Electrical Engineering) is an assistant professor in the Department of Advanced Technologies at Alcorn State University. He recently received a three-year, $377K Early Career Faculty Scientific Leadership Award from the Department of Homeland Security.

Abhijit Kaisare (’02, MS; ’07, PhD Mechanical Engineering) is a senior design engineer with Anveshak Technology and Knowledge Solutions in Pune, India.

Safwan Mahmud Khan (’08, MS Computer Science) is pursuing a doctoral degree at UT Dallas.

Vineeth Kolkeri Shetty (’09, MS Electrical Engineering) has joined Apple Computer as an Iphone wireless engineer.

Abanish Singh (’08, PhD Computer Science & Engineering) is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Goldstein Lab at the Duke University School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Science & Policy.

Jeffery S. Woodruff (’05, BS Mechanical Engineering) is a manufacturing engineer with Downhole Solutions in Conroe, Texas.