David Parekh
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

Vice President, Research, and Director

Dr. 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 U.S. Department of Energy’s 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 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Master's degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.