Rajiv Shah

Clinical Professor - Management
Tags: Organizations, Strategy and International Management

Professional Preparation

MBA - Executive MBA Program
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas - 1987
Dr. Chaim Weizmann Post Doctoral Fellow - Chemical Physics
CALTECH, Pasadena, California - 1979
Ph.D. & MS - Elect. Eng. (Applied Physics)
Rice University, Houston, Texas - 1976
B.Sc. - Physics, [Math., Statistics]
Ferguson College, Univ. of Pune, India - 1972

Research Areas


Highly accomplished intuitive technology executive leader skilled in corporate business strategy, strategic partnering and M&A due diligence. More than twenty years of experience in strategic planning and the formulation of partnerships and acquisitions to form successful alliances for the telecommunications, computer, semiconductor and laser industries. Recognized expertise in conceptualization, analysis and synthesis of business and technology issues for operations located in N. America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Proven track record in leading technology and product development, product roll-out, process and performance improvement and implementation into manufacturing.


Program Manager
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, Inc., Dallas and Houston, Texas [1979–1984]

Additional Information

Professional Organizations
  • American Physical Society (APS), since 1973
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), since 1974


  • 2002 - 2009: - Member, Engineering Executive Board, School of Engineering Southern Methodist University [SMU]
  • 2002 - 2009- Chairperson, Industry AdviSOry Board (lAB), Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Southern Methodist University [SMU]
  • 2002 - Present - Member, Industry Advisory Board (lAB), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas [UTD]


  • 2003 -2004, Board of Directors Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC)
  • 2004, Dallas Technology Business Council (TBC)
  • 1996: Board of Directors, Leadership Richardson Alumni Association
  • 1993 - 1994: Leadership Richardson, Class IX


  • 2000 - 2003: Board of Directors, Fairways of Sherrill Park Homeowners Association [FSPHOA]
  • 2002-2003: Vice President, FSPHOA 2000-2002: Secretary and Acting President, FSPHOA
  • Selected as Corporate High Potential (CHP) at Alcatel, top 0.5 % in the company
  • Selected as Member of the Summit Club at MCI WorldCom
  • Senior Member Technical Staff, Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Member Group Technical Staff, Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Dr. Chaim Weizmann Post Doctoral Fellow, CALTECH, Pasadena, California
  • Graduate Fellow and Research Assistant, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • National Science Talent Search Scholar, Govt. of India, India
  • Selected in the top 1% in the joint entrance exam, Indian Institutes of Tech.
  • Graduated top of class and city in state administered high school exam.

News Articles

Program Tackles Complexity of Systems Management
UT Dallas is offering two new graduate-level certificates that provide working professionals with the knowledge and skills to engineer and manage complex projects containing many interdependent pieces.

Leveraging the University’s strengths in both engineering and business education, the Systems Engineering and Management Program is offered as a unique partnership between the UT Dallas School of Management and the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.