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Governor Reappoints ODU's Lakdawala to Third Term on HRSD Commission

Gov. Bob McDonnell has reappointed Vishnu K. Lakdawala, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Old Dominion University, to a third four-year term on the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) Commission.

Lakdawala, who has been a member of the ODU faculty since 1983, was also re-elected by his fellow commissioners to a second term as chairman of the commission.

Appointed by the governor, the eight-member commission sets policy for the regional utility, which provides wastewater treatment services for 17 cities and counties in southeast Virginia.

Lakdawala has served as a graduate program director at ODU and is currently the chief departmental adviser in electrical and computer engineering. Prior to joining the university, he was a senior research associate at the University of Liverpool and a postdoctoral research associate at the Atomic Molecular and High Voltage Physics Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Lakdawala received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, India, a master's in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and a doctorate from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

This article was posted on: November 28, 2010

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