(1962 to 1967)
Picha became employed at Georgia Tech as a Graduate Assistant in Mechanical Engineering on January 1, 1947. He went on to become an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering. In 1954, he was an Assistant Professor and ended up as Director of the School of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Picha resigned from his Director role to accept the position of Dean of the Engineering School at the University of Massachusetts.