Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
242 Carpenter Hall
|Lance Collins, who was named dean in 2010, joined Cornell in 2002 as a member of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty, following 11 years on the chemical engineering faculty at Pennsylvania State University. His research combines simulation and theory to study a variety of turbulent flow processes. He earned his B.S.E. in 1981 at Princeton University, his M.S. in 1983, and his Ph.D. in 1987 at the University of Pennsylvania, all in chemical engineering.|
Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development, Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering
146 Olin Hall
|Professor Lewis received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Political Science from Eckerd College in 1992, his Master's degree in Theoretical Statistics from Florida State University in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. After receiving his doctorate, Lewis spent a year at the University of British Columbia as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Operations Excellence. He joined Cornell as an Associate Professor in 2005 after teaching Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan.|
Interim Associate Dean for Administration
250 Carpenter Hall
|Ofer Leshed is serving as Interim Associate Dean for Administration. He is also the College of Engineering's Director of Finance & Budget.|
Assistant Dean for Student Services
170A Olin Hall
|Betsy East joined the engineering college in 1994 as administrative manager of AEP. In 1998 she became the director of engineering admissions and was appointed assistant dean in 2002. Prior to her tenure in engineering, she was the associate director of athletics and gymnastics coach. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Massachusetts in sport administration and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell (1989).|
|Emmanuel P. Giannelis
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering
176 Kimball Hall
In addition to his primary appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Emmanuel Giannelis is a member of the fields of chemistry and chemical biology, applied and engineering physics, and chemical and biomolecular engineering. He is also the co-director of the KAUST-CU Center for Energy and Sustainability. He received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Athens in 1980 and his Ph.D. in inorganic Chemistry from Michigan State University in 1985. He is a member of several organizations and serves or has served on the editorial boards of Small, Chemistry of Materials, and Macromolecules. He has co-organized half a dozen conferences or symposia on nanocomposites and has delivered more than 370 invited talks and seminars. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 papers and 10 patents. He is a member of several professional organizations and a corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences. He is a highly cited author in materials science and is listed as one of the top 25 cited authors on Nanotechnology by ISI.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
235 Frank HT Rhodes Hall
|Leslie Trotter received an A.B. (Mathematics) from Princeton University in 1965, an M.S. (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971, and a Ph.D. (Operations Research) from Cornell University in 1973. He had a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Wisconsin and was then on the faculty of Yale University before joining the Cornell faculty in 1975. He has held visiting appointments at Bonn University, Germany (2 years); E.P.F. -- Lausanne, Switzerland (3 years); Augsburg University, Germany (1 year); E.C. - Paris, France (1 year). His research is in the area of discrete optimization and he has published numerous research papers in this area. Professor Trotter was recipient of a Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Humboldt Foundation and has been cited for the past 15 years in Who's Who in America. At Cornell he has received 7 awards for teaching excellence and has directed the dissertation research of over 25 Ph.D. students; his research program has sponsored 10 postdoctoral students.|
Interim Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development
253 Carpenter Hall
|June Losurdo is serving as Interim Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development. She is also the College of Engineering's Director of Development.|
Professor and Chair, Biological and Environmental Engineering
104 Riley Robb Hall
Mike Walter is a Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and is currently the Chair of the Department. His research is in sustainable development, particularly the nexus of water and energy. He also serves as an International Professor with expertise including irrigation, soil and water conservation, and rural development. He has worked on projects in India, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Philippines, Venezuela, Indonesia, Honduras, China, Kenya, Rwanda, Bangladesh, and Nepal. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and is a recipient of numerous awards including the Carpenter and McCormick awards for academic advising. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Water Resource Engineering.
|Lynden A. Archer
Marjorie L. Hart Professor and William C. Hooey Director, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
348 Olin Hall
|Lynden Archer joined the Cornell faculty in 2000. He was appointed director of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2010. Since 2008 he has served as co-director of the KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability. His research focuses on transport properties of polymers and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Archer is also interested in applications of hybrid materials for energy storage and carbon capture technologies. During the period 1993–94 he was a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been recognized with several awards, including the AICHE MAC Centennial Engineer Award, James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, the National Science Foundation Early Career Award, and DuPont and 3M Young Professor Awards. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering (polymer science) from the University of Southern California in 1989 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1993.
Director of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
3128 Snee Hall
|Rick Allmendinger, a fellow of the Geological Society of America and professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, joined the Cornell faculty in 1984; he had previously worked as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. His research is in structural geology and tectonics. He earned his A.B. in geological sciences at Cornell in 1974 and his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1979.|
S.C. Thomas Sze Director and Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
208 Upson Hall
|Mark Campbell joined the Cornell faculty in 2001. He was an assistant professor at the University of Washington from 1997-2001. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.S.) and MIT (M.S., Ph.D.), he worked on MACE, a dynamics and control laboratory flown on Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1995. He spent his 2005-06 sabbatical year as a visiting scientist at the Insitu group, maker of small autonomous UAV's for commercial and defense applications, and as an Australian Research Council international fellow. Campbell has been the recipient of several college and national teaching awards and several best paper awards. He received the Bennet Prize and is an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. He is currently an associate fellow of the AIAA and is serving as a member of the DoD's Defense Science Study Group, as well as an editor for several aerospace journals.|
|Clifford R. Pollock
Ilda and Charles Lee Professor of Engineering and Director, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
229 Phillips Hall
Clifford R. Pollock is the Ilda and Charles Lee Professor of Engineering and director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 1983 as an assistant professor after an NRC/NBS postdoctoral fellowship at the National Bureau of Standards in Boulder, CO. Pollock was promoted to associate professor in 1987 and a full professor in 1993. Pollock has previously served as the Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001-2008) and Associate Director (1994-1997). He also served as the faculty interface on the design of Duffield Hall, Cornell's nanofabrication facility. Pollock was a member of the Defense Science Study Group (1994-1996), and has been a member of the Army Scientific Advisory Board. Pollock received Cornell Engineering's Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher Award in 1988, the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Educator Award from HKN in 1989, and was named a Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell in 1997.
Professor and Director, Applied and Engineering Physics
254 Clark Hall
After receiving her Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from MIT, Pollack came to Cornell to work with the Low Temperature Physics group. She was a postdoctoral associate (1989-1991) and a research associate (1991-1997) in the Microkelvin Laboratory. In 1997, with support from the National Science Foundation and the Cornell Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) Biophysics Group, she changed the focus of her research program to biophysics. In 1999 she became senior research associate in LASSP. She joined the faculty in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics in 2000. Her research focuses on developing and applying physics-based tools to gain insight into outstanding problems in molecular biology. She received the Swanson Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003, and the Chau Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.
|Bruce van Dover
Director of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
312 Bard Hall
|R. Bruce van Dover received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in 1974 Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford in 1980. He then joined Bell Laboratories to conduct basic research on superconducting, magnetic, and electronic materials/devices, and left in 2002 as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff to join Cornell University as a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. His current research centers on discovery of materials for energy applications, including fuel cell catalysts and ionic conductors. He served as Director of Graduate Studies for MS&E from 2005-2015and is currently serving the university as a member of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Status., He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.|
Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science and Chair, Department of Computer Science
107 Hoy Road Gates Hall
|Fred Schneider joined the Cornell faculty in 1978, having completing a Ph.D. at Stony Brook University, preceded by a B.S. in engineering from Cornell in 1975. Schneider currently also serves as the chief scientist for the NSF-funded TRUST Science and Technology Center. Schneider's research has focused on various aspects of trustworthy systems. Schneider was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1992, the Association of Computing Machinery in 1995, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2008. He was named Professor-at-Large at the University of Tromso (Norway) in 1996, and was awarded a Doctor of Science honoris causa by the University of NewCastle-upon-Tyne in 2003 for his work in computer dependability and security. Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi (Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences) elected Schneider a member in 2010, as did the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2011.|
Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership and Director, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
231 Frank HT Rhodes Hall
|David Shmoys obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. He has faculty appointments in both the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and the Department of Computer Science. Shmoys' research has focused on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms for discrete optimization problems. His work has highlighted the central role that linear programming plays in the design of approximation algorithms for NP-hard problems. His current work includes the application of discrete optimization techniques to several issues in computational sustainability, as well as in the development of approximation algorithms for stochastic models of clustering, inventory, and related problems in logistics.
|Linda K. Nozick
Professor and Director, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
220 Hollister Hall
|Linda Nozick joined the faculty at Cornell in 1992 after completing her doctorate. She has also been a visiting associate professor in the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a visiting professor in the General Motors Global R&D Center in Warren, Mich. Her fields of expertise is complex systems modeling with an emphasis on critical infrastructure systems and hazardous materials transportation. She earned a B.S. in systems analysis and engineering from The George Washington University in 1989 and M.S.E. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in systems engineering in 1990 and 1992, respectively.
|Marjolein van der Meulen
James M. and Marsha McCormick Director of Biomedical Engineering, Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
219 Upson Hall
|Marjolein van der Meulen is a senior scientist in the Research Division of the Hospital for Special Surgery. Her research in orthopaedic biomechanics focuses on the interaction between mechanical stimuli and the skeleton, and the mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues. She received her S.B. (1987) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her M.S. (1989), and Ph.D. (1993) from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. She has been a member of the Cornell faculty since 1996
|Huaizhu Oliver Gao|
Director, Systems Engineering
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
313 Hollister Hall
Dr. Gao is an Associate Professor in the graduate fields of 1) Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation Systems Engineering), 2) Systems Engineering, 3) Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), and 4) Air Quality in Earth and Atmospheric Science at Cornell University. His research focuses on transportation systems, environment (especially air quality and climate change), energy, and sustainable development. He also studies sustainable food systems, quantifying and mitigating green-house gas emissions from food supply chains. He is a member of Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation and Air Quality (ADC20), a member of Transportation Research Board Committee on Maintenance Equipment (AHD60), an academic member on the FACA Committee of US EPA MOVES model development, and a member (invited) on the editorial board of the international journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Gao received his graduate degrees (Ph.D. in CEE, M.S. in Statistics, and M.S. in Agriculture and Resource Economics) from the University of California at Davis in 2004, M.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1999, and duel undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science in 1996 from Tsinghua University, China. Before joining Cornell, Gao was a quant in the mathematical and econometrical modeling division at the Rohatyn Group, LLG, a Wall Street hedge fund specializing in emerging markets.