Alexander Smits, Vimal Chaitanya and Andrew Szeri

Three finalists have been identified for the position of dean, College of Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The finalists are scheduled to participate in a two-day period of visits on the Mānoa campus. The visits include department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

The campus visits of the three candidates have been scheduled as follows:

  • Alexander Smits
    Eugene Higgins Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, director, Gas Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton Univeristy
    Visit: March 20–21, public presentation, March 21, 3–4:15 p.m., Kuykendall Auditorium 101
    Biography (PDF) and Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • Vimal Chaitanya
    Professor and director, Energy Research Lab, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University
    Visit: April 6–7, public presentation, April 7, 3–4:15 p.m., Kuykendall Auditorium 101
    Biography (PDF) and Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • Andrew Szeri
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
    Visit: April 10–11, public presentation, April 11, 3–4:15 p.m., Kuykendall Auditorium 101
    Biography (PDF) and Curriculum Vitae

“The Search Advisory Committee has done an excellent job of identifying a pool of highly qualified candidates. I would like to thank the Search Advisory Committee for their time and effort in identifying these three finalists, as well as their dedication and commitment to the College of Engineering and UH Mānoa,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Research Michael Bruno. “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their feedback.”

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website.