Aiming High: Aspiring to be the World’s Preeminent College of Engineering Serving the Common Good

10/25/2017 - 12:00
10/25/2017 - 1:00pm

Dr. Alec Gallimore has been the Robert J Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan since 2016.  He is a rocket scientist and a leader in the field of electric propulsion.  A faculty member in the school of engineering since 1992 at the University of Michigan, Dr. Gallimore has also served as associate dean of academic affairs.  He has served on a number of advisory boards for NASA and the Department of Defense, including the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.  Dean Gallimore received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer and MA and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on plasma physics from Princeton.  Under Dean Gallimore, Michigan Engineering is asserting a leadership role and voice in solving societal big problems, based on a strong foundation of breakthrough interdisciplinary research and forward-looking academic-industry partnerships

Dr. Alec D. Gallimore
Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, University of Michigan