After two year search, dean appointed to College of Engineering

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After two years and two interim deans, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a new dean.

Stephen DeWeerth will be the next RCEAS dean starting Sept. 1. (Courtesy of Lehigh Communications)

Stephen DeWeerth will be the next RCEAS dean starting Sept. 1. (Courtesy of Lehigh Communications)

Stephen DeWeerth, an associate dean for research and innovation at Georgia Tech College of Engineering, will begin his tenure at Lehigh Sept. 1.

After the previous dean, David Wu, left Lehigh in 2014, two interim deans have been appointed as the search lasted two years. Dan Lopresti and John Coulter served as interim deans during that two-year period.

DeWeerth was appointed associate dean of Georgia Tech in 2013. There he helped foster research and served as a liaison between the college and its different interdisciplinary research centers. He was appointed associate dean in 2013.

Before he was associate dean at Georgia Tech, DeWeerth was the founding chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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