Dr. David Parekh
Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Center
Dr. David E. Parekh is Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), which is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with research facilities also in Berkeley, California, Cork, Ireland, and Shanghai, China.
Prior to joining UTRC in 2007, Parekh was Deputy Director of Georgia Tech Research Institute and Associate Vice Provost for Research at the university. Early in his career, he led various advanced research programs at Boeing Phantom Works and McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories.
Parekh is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He serves on the board of the Connecticut Technology Council, the executive board of the DOE Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, and the advisory board of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. He is a member of the National Research Council's Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable and previously served on the Defense Science Board's Task Force on DOD Energy Strategy.
He earned a Doctorate in mechanical engineering and Master's degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.