Marc Ingber, Ph.D., is the new dean of the University of Colorado Denver's College of Engineering and Applied Science. He was selected from a highly qualified pool of applicants in a thorough and rigorous search process.
"Professor Ingber is extremely qualified with an excellent scholarly record," said former Interim Dean Nien-Yin Chang. "Under his leadership, the college will move into the next level of excellence."
Until recently, Ingber was a program director of the chemical, biological, environmental and transport systems division at the National Science Foundation on loan from the University of New Mexico, where he was professor of mechanical engineering. Ingber earned a Ph.D. in applied mechanics from the University of Michigan and an M.S.E. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, is an associate editor of the International Journal of Fluid Dynamics, and serves on several editorial boards. Among his principal research interests have been computational fluid mechanics, carbon dioxide sequestration and high-performance computing.
Ingber applied for the position, in part, because of the University of Colorado Denver's ambitious strategic plan.
"I feel that the College of Engineering and Applied Science is well-positioned to make significant advances in its educational, research and service programs in support of this plan," Ingber said. "I am very much looking forward to working with the various college constituencies including the faculty, staff, students, advisory board and university administration."
Bob Damrauer, search committee chair and interim dean of the graduate school, and Roderick Nairn, provost, noted that input from a number of groups in the dean search process recognized Ingber's personal strengths including inclusiveness, collaboration, honesty, and clear, no-nonsense communication.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers programs of study in the engineering disciplines of bioengineering, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.