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February 11, 2010

Provost Announces Finalists for Dean of the School of Engineering

Provost Suzanne Ortega has released a list of finalists for the position of dean of the UNM School of Engineering. 

Daniel Fleetwood is a professor and chair of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, where he also holds an appointment in the Department of Physics.  He received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, and his M.S. degree in Experimental Physics at Purdue.  He is serving as an associate dean for research at Vanderbilt.  Fleetwood has previously served as a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories.  His research interests include the effects of ionizing radiation on microelectronic devices & materials, the origins of 1/f noise in semiconductors and semiconductor devices and metals, thermally stimulated current methods to profile defects in insulators and radiation hardness assurance test methods. Fleetwood will be on campus Feb. 24 – 25 to meet with faculty, staff and students.

Patrick O’Shea is the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Maryland, and served as a project leader at the University of California Los Alamos National Laboratory.  His research interests include charged particle beam technology and application, and applied electromagnetic and nonlinear dynamics. O’Shea will visit campus March 1-2.

Gregory Washington is the interim dean in the School of Engineering at Ohio State University.  He is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and received his Ph.D. and M.S. at North Carolina State University.  His research interests are in the field of dynamic systems and control with an emphasis in smart materials.  Current projects include the utilization of smart structures in the next generation of active antenna, and the development of control techniques for the control of mechatronic systems. Washington will visit campus March 3-4.


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