Akinc Named Interim Engineering Dean

ImageMufit Akinc, an Ames Laboratory associate and a faculty member at Iowa State University since 1981, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering effective July 30. He succeeds Jonathan Wickert, who will assume the role of senior vice president and provost at Iowa State on the same date.

Akinc is a professor of materials science and engineering and has led the college’s international engagement initiative since 2010. He also holds a courtesy appointment in chemical and biological engineering.

As interim dean, Akinc also will hold the James and Katherine Melsa Professorship in Engineering.

Akinc’s research involves interdisciplinary projects that improve the properties and performance of materials by manipulating chemistry and processing methods, including the synthesis of nanomaterials inspired by biology.

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