Though he doesn’t officially start as dean of the Penn State College of Engineering until Jan. 13, Amr Elnashai made a quick trip to campus today to attend a few meetings and chat with alumni leaders and college officials.
Elnashai met with the board of the Leonhard Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education and the College of Engineering Advancement Committee.
Elnashai is currently head of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds the Bill and Elaine Hall Endowed Professorship and serves as director of hybrid simulation at the National Science Foundation’s Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulations laboratory, which investigates infrastructure design and construction to minimize damage from earthquakes.
Wormley leaves Penn State after a distinguished 21-year tenure as a researcher, professor and Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of the College of Engineering.
More on Elnashai’s appointment to Penn State can be found at: http://news.psu.edu/story/292383/2013/10/23/academics/elnashai-named-new-dean-college-engineering.
More on Wormley’s retirement can be found at: http://news.psu.edu/story/142471/2013/02/01/engineering-dean-wormley-retire.