Vice President and Associate Provost for Academic Strategy
David B. Go, Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
David Go is vice president and associate provost for academic strategy and the Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. His major responsibilities include implementation and execution of the academic elements of the University Strategic Framework and the appointment, reappointment, and promotion process for tenured and tenure-track faculty.
Go is a member of the Provost’s Cabinet and President’s Leadership Committee, and serves on the Provost’s Advisory Committee, Academic Council, Enterprise Risk Committee, Institutional Risk and Compliance Committee, New Program Committee, and Undue Foreign Influence Committee.
Prior to assuming his current role, Go was the Director of Graduate Studies and more recently, Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Go joined Notre Dame’s Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in 2008 and is also concurrent faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Prof. Go received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2004, and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2008. Go also was a design engineer at General Electric from 2001 to 2004, where he was a member of the Edison Engineering Development Program.
Go has published widely in the areas of plasma science and engineering, heat transfer and fluid dynamics, and chemical analysis and holds 7 patents or patent applications, leading to two licensed technologies. Go has been recognized with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Electrochemistry Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, the Electrostatics Society of America Rising Star Award, and the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society Early Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and former President of the Electrostatics Society of America. At Notre Dame, Go won 2nd place in the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award, received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and served as a Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow.
Learn more about his research at gogroup.nd.edu.