Dr. Vistasp Karbhari
Dr. Vistasp Karbhari
Professor in the Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington; Principal Advisor – RISE WPU

Dr. Karbhari was the eighth president of the University of Texas at Arlington. Before that, he was Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. On the academic front, he is known for his research in composite materials and structural engineering. He has authored and co-author over 500 publications in refereed journals, conference articles, and book chapters.

Under his tenure at the College of Engineering, University of Texas, Arlington, he saw an exponential increase in enrollment and funding as a successful administrator. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) selected Professor Vistasp Karbhari as a fellow in 2020.

Dr. Karbhari brings his rich experience in academia to RISE WPU by advising the leadership on strategic initiatives.