Raju Dandu is the Chair-Elect of Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET and served on ABET Governance as a member of board of delegates. Dandu is an experienced American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Engineering Technology Program Evaluator (PEV), ETAC Commissioner and has performed several ABET accreditation visits in the U.S. and internationally. Dandu served as a member of the ASME Committee on Engineering Education, Board of Directors of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and Board of Directors of Salina Area United Way. Dandu provided consulting services in product design, manufacturing, industrial automation, patent filing, grant writing, startup business development, product CE certification, reliability centered maintenance and training industry workforce. Currently, he works with a team of industry experts at Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC), the only university-centered facility and staff in North America dedicated to improving technology and knowledge of powder and bulk solids handling of various industries including: food, chemicals, minerals, pharmaceuticals and plastics. From research, education, training, access to technology and lab scale sample to full-scale testing of dry bulk solids, this unique Center identifies and solves real-world industrial problems.
Dandu is also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Director of Kansas State University BSIC. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, Diploma Engineer from Slovak Technical University, Czechoslovakia in Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering, and Diploma in Automobile Engineering from Andhra Polytechnic, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He also served as graduate program director Kansas State University Salina campus. Dandu is fluent in spoken and written English, Slovak, Czech and Telug and can communicate in Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Hindi.