Manhattan A former professor at Kansas State University and his wife have given $100,000 to the school to bolster undergraduate student research in the College of Engineering.
During the four years Raj Nathan spent in Manhattan, he initiated a new program in manufacturing and systems engineering and started an advanced systems institute.
He was recognized with the prestigious James L. Hollis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and named the Steel Ring adviser of the year. He also received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
Nathan is currently the executive vice president at Sybase, a global software company.
His wife, Diana, is a 1983 graduate of Kansas State's College of Engineering.