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New Faculty Expand Scholarship at Dartmouth

Dec 15, 2023   |   Dartmouth News

A talented cohort of new professors has joined the Dartmouth faculty this year, breaking new ground in labs and classrooms across campus. Some 43 strong, the tenured and tenure-track professors include three in engineering sciences encompassing expertise in materials science, biomedical implants and microsystems, and computational modeling.

"We are delighted to have so many accomplished, innovative new faculty members helping to drive research to new levels and knowledge to new fields at Dartmouth," says President Sian Leah Beilock, a cognitive scientist and a professor of psychological and brain sciences. "I look forward to working with them for years to come as we expand Dartmouth’s impact on education and improve the world we live in."

(Photo courtesy of Alexander Boys)

Alexander J. Boys

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Education: BS, Lehigh University; MS, Cornell University; PhD, Cornell University

"I am a materials scientist and biomedical engineer focusing on the development of bioelectronic and tissue-engineered implant systems. My work is aimed at creating the next generation of two-way interfaces with the body to improve regeneration and to reach hard-to-access areas of the body. I am particularly interested in developing mechanisms to seamlessly integrate electronics into tissue."

(Photo by Katie Lenhart)

Tucker Burgin

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Education: BS, University of Rochester; MS, University of Rochester; PhD, University of Michigan

"My research focuses on the use of computational models to better understand and engineer enzymes and other proteins with a wide variety of applications in health care, energy, and the environment. I am especially interested in the use of high-throughput molecular simulations as training data for artificial intelligence approaches to manipulating the 'language' that nature uses to design and evolve proteins."

(Photo by Katie Lenhart)

Wei Ouyang

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Education: BS, Peking University; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"I develop bio-integrated microsystems in wearable and implantable forms to transform health care and neuroscience research by enabling advanced capabilities for sensing and modulating electrical, chemical, and physiological processes of life. My technological approach involves the integration of micro-engineered sensors and actuators with wireless electronics, wireless power transfer, and computing to deliver system-level solutions to science and society."

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