Dean Alexis Abramson

Alexis R. Abramson is the 13th dean of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Prior to joining Dartmouth in 2019, Abramson was the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University, where she had been a member of the mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty since 2003. From 2013 to 2018, she served as director, then co-director, of the university’s Great Lakes Energy Institute that focuses on research aimed at creating sustainable energy technology solutions. She also served as interim chair of Case Western Reserve’s electrical engineering and computer science department. 

During the Obama administration, Abramson served as chief scientist and manager of the Emerging Technologies Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program, which invests in the research, development, and commercialization of energy-efficient and cost-effective building technologies. In 2018, she served as technical adviser for Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion effort launched by Bill Gates to combat human-driven climate change. 

A recognized leader in sustainable energy technology and advanced energy research, Abramson’s scholarship centers on thermal characterization of nanostructures, nanomaterials for alternative energy applications, and virtual energy audits for building energy efficiency. An author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, Abramson earned her BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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The Dean's Office is located in room 204 of Cummings Hall. (map)
Main number: +1 (603) 646-2238

Alexis Abramson, Dean
+1 (603) 646-2238

Ian Baker, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
+1 (603) 646-2184

Laura Ray, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development
+1 (603) 646-1243

Christine Cook, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
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