Alumnus Named University at Buffalo Dean of Engineering

Kemper Lewis, who earned his MS ('94) and PhD ('96) at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering was recently named dean of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Via University at Buffalo:

Woodruff School graduate Kemper Lewis

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kemper E. Lewis, a global leader in engineering design, system optimization and advanced manufacturing, has been appointed dean of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

His appointment, effective May 1, was announced today by UB Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs A. Scott Weber, who said Lewis rose to the top of an extensive pool of highly qualified candidates from around the world.

A UB faculty member since 1996, Lewis has steadily risen through the ranks of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He currently serves as the department’s chair, Moog Professor of Innovation, and co-director of UB’s Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technology (SMART) Community of Excellence.

He previously led UB’s New York State Center of Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII), and he has received numerous accolades for his innovative and collaborative approach to research and scholarship, as well as his teaching and mentorship of students.

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