Photo of Nagesh Murthy in a suit standing in front of the wind fence art work on the University of Oregon campus

Industry Powerhouse

He's built and fostered strong ties with industry—on the local, regional, national, and international levels. He's played a key role in securing government funding to further develop Pacific Northwest clean tech industry as a member of Manufacturing 21, the regional coalition for economic development. These are just a few of the reasons the Lundquist College of Business has honored Nagesh Murthy as the 2012 Thomas C. Stewart Distinguished Professor. Over the years, Murthy has secured a multitude of hands-on learning experiences for his students, by organizing more than 140 company-sponsored projects for his classes and helping place students in summer internships all over the world. "Nagesh truly takes experiential learning to a new level in his courses," said Associate Dean Dave Boush.