Panch has served as deputy senior vice president for Knowledge Enterprise Development. He is also the university chief research officer and professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.
In his new position, Panch will oversee ASU’s annual research portfolio, which has grown to nearly $350 million.
In the announcement, ASU President Michael Crow said, “Panch is a valued member of ASU’s senior management team who has compiled a record of outstanding achievement in a variety of positions, including as the university’s chief research officer in OKED. He is a very successful academic and has garnered national and international reputation. Panch is an excellent example of leader-scholar. He is the perfect person to continue the momentum that Rick has built in our research enterprise and take it to its stated goal of having a research portfolio of $700 million.”