Maryland As we speak | Georgia Tech Professor, Researcher Named Dean of Clark Faculty

The College of Maryland at this time named Samuel Graham, Jr. dean of the A. James Clark Faculty of Engineering, efficient Oct. 1. As dean, Graham will present management and imaginative and prescient for the Clark Faculty, whereas sharing the college’s mission with college students, school, workers, alumni, public companies and supporters, and fostering an setting of excellence in instructing and studying.

“I’m honored to be appointed dean of Maryland’s A. James Clark Faculty of Engineering, a analysis powerhouse and residential to world-class school, workers and college students,” stated Graham. “I sit up for contributing to its legacy of excellence and main the following technology of various Terrapin engineers poised to enhance our world by improvements in know-how.” 

Samuel Graham, Jr. headshotAppointed in 2018, Graham presently serves because the Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. Chair of the George W. Woodruff Faculty of Mechanical Engineering on the Georgia Institute of Expertise. He additionally holds a courtesy appointment within the Faculty of Supplies Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech and a joint appointment with the Nationwide Renewable Vitality Laboratory. He joined the George W. Woodruff Faculty in 2003 and was promoted to professor in 2013.  

“Please be a part of me in congratulating Dr. Samuel Graham, Jr. as the brand new dean of the A. James Clark Faculty of Engineering and welcoming him to the College of Maryland. He brings an excellent document of success in tutorial management and engineering analysis and aligns with our imaginative and prescient for excellence and an unwavering dedication to a multicultural campus,” stated UMD Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Ann G. Wylie. “I’ve each confidence that Dr. Graham is the very best particular person to guide our Clark Faculty of Engineering college students, school and workers into the long run.” 

Graham’s analysis facilities on the event of electronics created from vast bandgap semiconductors for a spread of functions in communications, energy electronics and neuromorphic computing. His analysis is concentrated on engineering the electrothermal response of the units to be able to improve warmth dissipation and enhance system reliability. As well as, he’s creating physics-based fashions and distinctive experimental instruments for verification that may allow the optimization and digital engineering of those electronics. Via his work with DOE Nationwide Laboratories, he’s additionally growing thermal storage supplies to be used in constructing power methods.

Previous to becoming a member of the school at Georgia Tech, Graham was a senior member of technical workers at Sandia Nationwide Laboratory in Livermore, California. Through the years, he has served as a member of the Protection Science Examine Group and the Air Power Scientific Advisory Board and was the recipient of a Nationwide Science Basis CAREER Award. Presently, he serves on the advisory board of the Engineering Science Analysis Basis of Sandia Nationwide Laboratories and the Rising Applied sciences Technical Advisory Committee of the U.S. Division of Commerce. He’s additionally a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

To fill this place, a nationwide search was launched after the college’s former dean, Darryll J. Pines, was appointed president of UMD. Robert Briber has since served as interim dean of the Clark Faculty. 

Graham earned his B.S. from Florida State College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.