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Leadership: UConn Prof Joseph Helble Named Dean

LOOKING AHEAD: Joseph Helble takes up Thayer's deanship in September. Photograph courtesy of Joseph Helble.
LOOKING AHEAD: Joseph Helble takes up Thayer's deanship in September. Photograph courtesy of Joseph Helble.

Joseph J. Helble, professor of chemical engineering and a member of the environmental engineering program at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, has been named the twelfth dean of Thayer School. He will assume the appointment in September.

“I’m honored and excited to join the Thayer School of Engineering,” Helble said upon the April 4 announcement. “The Thayer School and Dartmouth are well known for their strong commitments to research and teaching. I am particularly impressed by the ability of the Thayer faculty to blend the two by incorporating the latest research, both from their labs and from the scientific community, into the classroom.”

“We are delighted that Joe Helble will be joining Thayer School as its next dean and as a member of its faculty,” says Professor William Lotko, who has served as interim dean since July 2004. “It became clear during interviews that Joe’s professional outlook and interests are well aligned with Thayer’s aspirations and interdisciplinary style of engineering education and research. The broad consensus for his appointment among faculty, staff, students, overseers, and friends of Thayer School indicates not only that he is the right leader for the School today, but also that the School’s various constituencies will be working together to ensure his success.”

Helble earned his B.S. in chemical engineering at Lehigh University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at MIT in 1987. He joined the UConn faculty in 1995. As department head he increased the number of Ph.D. candidates and doubled undergraduate enrollments in chemical engineering. His research interests include air pollution and nanotechnology.

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