Woodruff School's Annual Distinguished Lecture | College of Engineering

Woodruff School's Annual Distinguished Lecture

Event Date:
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location:
GTMI Auditorium

This year's lecture will be given by:

Albert P. Pisano

Professor and Dean
Jacobs School of Engineering
UC San Diego


Albert (“Al”) P. Pisano was appointed as the Dean of Engineering at UC San Diego in September 2013. He held appointments at the University of California at Berkeley for 30 years, serving in a number of leadership positions. He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2001 and to Fellow status in the ASME in 2004. As the Dean of Engineering, he holds the Walter J. Zable Chair of Engineering, and is appointed as Distinguished Professor both in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as well as in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 1997-1999, he served as Program Manager for MEMS at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he expanded the research portfolio to 83 contracts awarded nationwide with a total MEMS research expenditure in excess of $168 million over three fiscal years. Having graduated nearly 70 Ph.D. students and 75 MS students, he is an author of over 400 journal papers and 36 patents. He is a 10-time entrepreneur and his research interests include MEMS for a wide variety of applications, including harsh environment sensors systems and wearable sensors.