Dr. Ishwar K. Puri Appointed to CCST Board of Directors as USC Representative

Dr. Ishwar K. Puri, Vice President of Research and Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Southern California, has been appointed to the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Board of Directors by University of California President Michael V. Drake, MD.

“Today is a big day for CCST and for California,” said Board Chair Peter Cowhey, PhD. “Ishwar’s appointment brings not only a renowned innovator and thought leader to our Board, but the heft of USC as a center of innovation and academic excellence to help make California’s policies stronger with science and technology. Adding this additional resource with a connection as distinguished as Ishwar to our Board and Partner Institutions means more innovative, more representative solutions for California.”

Dr. Puri’s appointment reflects USC’s formal partnership with CCST alongside our academic and federal lab partner institutions. A top-ranked university with more than 4,000 faculty and an $8 billion economic impact for California, USC brings an essential scientific network to CCST’s mission.

Congratulations Dr. Puri! To read the full announcement, please click here.

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