Albert P. Pisano

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Mechanical engineering researcher and university administrator

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Albert P. Pisano is the Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering for the University of California at San Diego. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, where he also earned an M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D.

His research interests include microthermal heat management devices for use in minute integrated circuits, microfluidic systems for nano manufacturing, nanolattice metamaterials, nanoimprinted sensors and the optimization of microelectromechanical systems. He was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley’s College of Engineering for two decades and was also a project manager in the study of microelectromechanical for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

As Dean, Pisano has promoted diversity at the school, with a 40% female hiring rate. He has made thoughtful and concerted efforts to maintain diversity throughout his department and has pushed for funding to support diversity-focused groups on campus, such as the Black Engineering and Science Students Association. His strategic plan for the school has resulted in strong growth and a new vision for the priorities of the school.

He became a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2001 and became a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers three years later.

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According to Wikipedia, Albert P. Pisano is an American academic. He serves as dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego , a position he has held since September 2013.Early life Pisano received a BS in mechanical engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in May 1976. He was awarded a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in May 1981. His Ph.D. Dissertation topic was "The Analytic Development and Experimental Verification of a Model of a High-Speed, Cam-Follower System".

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