Davinder Anand

Affiliated Faculty, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering
3120 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088

Dr. Anand received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University (GWU) in 1965. He also received a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from GWU. He has been associated as a senior engineer with the Applied Physics Laboratory/John Hopkins University and has served as a Program Director of the Mechanical Systems Program at NSF. He has been active in system simulation, dynamics, control systems and manufacturing. His research has been supported by NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE and Industry. He has consulted widely with industry and government and founded TPI, Inc., a high-tech consulting company. Dr. Anand's research interests include control systems, automation, and manufacturing and energy. He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named to the Who's Who in Engineering and American Men of Science.

Dr. Anand is also the founder of the Engineering and Social Change program at the University of Maryland. The Center for Engineering Concepts Development has established a relationship with the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership in the School of Public Policy (CPNL) and the Neilom Foundation, with one of the first activities of this new group being to develop a new course to introduce engineering students to the ideas of social change and social entrepreneurship through the intersection of concepts from both engineering and philanthropy. The vision of the course is to inculcate an appreciation of the social change that Engineering creates, and how philanthropy and non-profits act as catalysts. Students gain an appreciation for the fact that there is more to engineering than just “engineering” and are inspired to use their skills and mindset to practice social entrepreneurship and pursue ideas that make a difference.