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Albert Pisano



In September 2013, Professor Pisano moved to UC San Diego to serve as the Dean of their Jacobs School of Engineering. As dean, he will hold the Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering and is expected to hold faculty appointments in the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Pisano joined the University of California in 1983. He received his B.S. (1976), M.S. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York in Mechanical Engineering.

Professor Pisano was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001. A member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he was elected to Fellow status in 2004. In 2009, he was awarded the Columbia University Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement by notable alumni of Columbia University. Professor Pisano recently served as the Faculty Head of the Program Office for Operational Excellence at UC Berkley. Before this position, he served as the Acting Dean of the College of Engineering, and was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2004 to 2010.

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Awards, Memberships and Fellowships