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College Leadership

Jacqueline Isaacs
Interim Dean of the College of Engineering,  Office of the Dean
Professor,  Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Associate Director,  Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Affiliated Faculty,  School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Economic-environmental assessment of alternative manu/nanomanufacturing routes towards sustainable design and manufacturing, societal implications of nanomanufacturing, with interdisciplinary collaborations in political science, philosophy, industrial hygiene and industrial engineering, development and assessment of educational games for engineering students and for K-12 outreach activities.

Akram N. Alshawabkeh
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education,  Office of the Dean
George A. Snell Professor of Engineering and University Distinguished Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director,  PROTECT Superfund Research Center
Director,  Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE)

Geoenvironmental engineering, soil and groundwater remediation; electrokinetic and electrochemical processes; contaminant fate and transport environmental restoration

Jasmine Sun
Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance,  Administrative Resource Center

Susan Freeman
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education,  Office of the Dean
Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program

Waleed Meleis
Associate Dean for Graduate Education,  Office of the Dean
Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering

Combinatorial optimization, algorithm design and analysis, scheduling, machine learning, parallel computing.

Sinan Müftü
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs,  Office of the Dean
Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cold-spray additive manufacturing; high-velocity impact of micron-scale particles; mechanics and tribology of axially moving materials; numerical simulation of tissue healing and bone remodeling

Mike Booras
Assistant Dean,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Richard Harris
Assistant Dean, Academic Scholarship, Mentoring and Outreach & Director of NU Program in Multicultural Engineering (NUPRIME),  Diversity Programs

Lisa Koch
Assistant Dean of Educational and Computer Technology,  Engineering Computer Center

Candace Martel
Assistant Dean,  Undergraduate Academic Advising

Lorraine Mountain
Assistant Dean & Senior Co-op Coordinator,  Cooperative Education

Departmental Programs: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Data Analytics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Energy Systems, Engineering Management, Engineering Public Policy, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Robotics, and Sustainable Building Systems.

Rachelle Reisberg
Assistant Dean, Engineering Enrollment and Retention & Director of Women in Engineering,  Diversity Programs
Advisor,  SWE: Society of Women Engineers, NU Student Chapter

Department Chairs

Jerome F. Hajjar
CDM Smith Professor and Chair,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Marine and Environmental Sciences

Steel and composite steel/concrete structures; earthquake engineering; structural stability; large-scale experimental testing of structures; regional simulation

Lee Makowski
Professor and Chair,  Bioengineering & Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Professor,  Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

image and signal processing as applied to biophysical data designed to answer fundamental questions about the molecular basis of living systems, and progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Marilyn Minus
Marilyn L. Minus
Professor and Chair,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Process-structure-properties relationships in polymer-based nano-composites fibers; polymer/nano-carbon interfacial interactions and interphase formations; lightweight composite materials; carbon-carbon composites

Srinivas Tadigadapa
Professor and Chair,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sensor Devices and Smart Sensor Systems realized through interdisciplinary field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); including the design, optimization, fabrication, testing, and networking of such transducers; fabrication of novel micro and nano-sensors and actuators by integrating non-traditional materials using silicon planar microfabrication techniques and exploring phenomenon at the micro-nano interfaces; development of sustainable sensing solutions for biomedical applications including investigation of robust magnetic technologies for interfacing to the brain

Rebecca Willits
Rebecca Willits
Professor and Chair,  Chemical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering

neural regenerative strategies, neural mechanosensing, diversity and inclusion in engineering