Chetan Date

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Department
College of Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical Design/Analysis, Applied Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture, Finite Element Stress Analysis, Applied Statistics, Probabilistic Methods, 
  • Six-Sigma, FAA- DoD Regulations, Nadcap, QA, Supply-chain Management
  • Business Management, P&L and financial management, Product Management, Marketing, Strategy, Decision Analysis
  • Systems Engineering Management - cross-disciplinary topics, human factors & professional ethics..
Chetan Date

Dr. Date is a retired aerospace executive with expertise in Structural Engineering & Mechanics, QA & Aerospace Regulatory Compliance, Six-Sigma, Product Management, and cross-discipline human factors.  He holds a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering and Executive MBA from Arizona State University and B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur, India. He is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona.  

Dr. Date retired as VP of Global Quality at ITT’s Connect & Control Technology.  Before joining ITT, he held leadership positions at Honeywell Aerospace in Engineering, Regulatory Compliance, QA& Six-Sigma, and Marketing & Product Management functions.  During his long and diverse aerospace career, he managed multi-location global organizations and businesses; and traveled extensively around the world. 

Dr. Date actively participates in and has led various technical committees sponsored by the FAA and industry groups like AIA, IAQG, ASTM, and SAE International. He has published several technical papers and led global teams to write international standards. He was Chairman of SAE PRI-Nadcap Management Council and was on the Board of Directors of Southwest Alliance for Excellence, a 501C3 non-profit organization promoting quality in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. He volunteers for Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society.

He and his wife, Shobhna, live in Tempe, AZ.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Arizona State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Engineering: Civil Engineering, Arizona State University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Arizona State University

  • Professional Engineer: Structural Engineering - State of Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

  • EGR 101: Intro to Engineering
  • ES 201: Statics

SYS415 Systems Engineering Practices: Specialty Engineering 

SYS304 Trade Studies, Risk and Decision Analysis

SYS301 Introduction to Systems Engineering

ITT - CONNECT & CONTROLS TECHNOLOGIES, Valencia, CA      2016 – 2020

  • Vice President, Global Quality, 

HONEYWELL AEROSPACE, Phoenix, AZ                                         1984- 2016

  • Director, Marketing and Product Management                                                                                                                      
  • Director, Quality Assurance                                                                                                                                                 
  • Engineering Manager, Principal Engineer                                                                                                                       

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ                                      1981 – 1985

  • Adjunct Faculty, Faculty Associate