Leadership at the College of Engineering and Applied Science

The UC College of Engineering and Applied Science is leading the way into a new era of innovation and impact, both in student experience and research.

Known as an innovator in engineering education since inventing cooperative education in 1906, the college is taking new bold steps – creating student support services, new tracks of study, enhanced connections with industry, and new partnerships in research.

We do not shy away from failure. We try things, fail, learn, repeat, then innovate. We compete on the highest stages of research, academics and industry. This competition is hard but it is also fun. We will never stop striving for excellence in everything we do.

Students come first in everything we do, from curriculum to involvement in research. Our faculty and staff would impact any business or lab. We all choose to be at UC for the students.


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John Walter Weidner

Dean, CEAS - College of Eng & Appl Science

801A Engineering Research Cntr


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Amanda Jean Albrecht

Assistant Dean of Academics, CEAS - Advising

Baldwin Hall


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Allen Arthur

Associate Dean, CEAS - Undergraduate Affairs

655A Baldwin Hall


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Whitney B. Gaskins

Assistant Dean of the Office of Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement; Assistant Professor

610D Old Chem

(513) 556-5898

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Gautam Pillay

Associate Dean of Research, CEAS - College of Eng & Appl Science

824 Engineering Research Cntr


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Frank M Gerner

Senior Associate Dean, CEAS - Administration

816 Engineering Research Cntr


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Paul D. Orkwis

Special Assistant to the Dean for International Programs, CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

801A Engineering Research Cntr


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Teri Kristine Reed

Executive Director, CEAS - College of Eng & Appl Science

862 Engineering Research Cntr


Dr. Teri Reed is assistant vice president of faculty research development for the Office of Research of the University of Cincinnati and professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engi­neering. She received her BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and spent 7 years in the petroleum industry during which time she earned her MBA. She subsequently received her PhD in industrial engineering from Arizona State University. Dr. Reed’s teaching interests include engineering statistics, multidisciplinary and introductory engineering, quality engineering, diversity and leadership. Her research interests include statistics education, concept inventory development, assessment/evaluation of learning and programs, recruitment and retention, diversity, equity, and cultural humility. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, various foundations, and industry.

Teri was the 2016 – 2017 President of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) and currently continues as the Immediate Past President.  She is also a member, Board Member and Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). She was elected the Professional Interest Council (PIC) IV Chair in 2016 and is serving a 3 year term on the ASEE Board of Directors where she will be Vice President of PICs from 2018 - 2019.  She serves as an ABET Engineering Accreditation Council Commissioner for ASEE, is the past co-chair of ASEE’s Undergraduate Experience Council, and past chair of the Diversity Committee. She has served in multiple leadership roles in the Pre-College Engineering Education and Education Research and Methods Divisions, and with the Associate Deans group. She served as a reviewer of the US National Academy of Engineering’s 2008 report, Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering, and the 2010 report, Standards for K-12 Engineering Education? Reed has received a number of professional honors including the 2017 Distinguished Membership Award from SPE, the 2015 ASEE William Elgin Wickenden Award for research paper of the year, the 2013 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education, election as a 2010 Fellow Member of ASEE, the 2008 ASEE Outstanding Service Award from the ERM Division, 2007-2008 Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program fellow, and, in fall 2012, Purdue University’s One Brick Higher Award, one of Purdue’s highest honors given by the university president.

Joint Co-op Institute

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Thomas R. Huston

Co-director of the Joint Co-op Institute; Professor-Educator, Mechanical Engineering

626 Rhodes Hall

(513) 556-2645

Department Heads

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

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Kelly Cohen

Brian H. Rowe Chair and Interim Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

745 E Baldwin Hall


Dr. Kelly Cohen, the Brian H. Rowe Endowed Chair in aerospace engineering, has been a faculty member at UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science, or CEAS, for more than 10 years and currently serves as interim head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. His career is marked by achievement in the field of aerospace engineering and education, including the UC George Barbour Award for Good Faculty-Student Relations, UC Faculty Core Values Award, UC Dolly Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Outstanding Technical Contribution Application Award, the CEAS Distinguished Researcher Award and the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award, among many others.

Biomedical Engineering

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Thomas Michael Talavage

Professor, CEAS - Biomedical Eng

501L Engineering Research Cntr


Professor Thomas M. Talavage received his BSCEE (1992) and MSEE (1993) from Purdue University, and his PhD (1998) from the Speech and Hearing Sciences program in the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences & Technology.  He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Talavage was a faculty member in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1998-2020) and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (1999-2020) at Purdue University.  While at Purdue, Dr. Talavage was Founding Co-Director of the Purdue MRI Facility (2007-2020) and served as the Lead PI for the Purdue University College of Engineering's Engineering Healthier Brains Preeminent Team (2015-2020).  Dr. Talavage's primary area of research is the application of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to characterizing neural behavior and health, having conducted pioneering research in both the auditory neurosciences and in the study of brain injury subsequent to exposure to repetitive head acceleration events (rHAEs).  Dr. Talavage's research has achieved national visibility through his testimony before Congress, a presentation before a regional meeting of the National Academy of Engineering, publication of a chapter in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology, and coverage by the national media (e.g., Sports Illustrated, Tech Nation with Moira Gunn, Frontline, HBO Real Sports, NOVA, The Economist, ESPN). 

Chemical & Environmental Engineering

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Anastasios Angelopoulos

Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Chemical Eng

701L Engineering Research Cntr


Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

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Richard A Miller

Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Civil Eng

765A Baldwin Hall


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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Marc M Cahay

Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Elec Eng & Computer Science

812J Rhodes Hall


M. Cahay has thirty seven years experience in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and vacuum micro- and nano-electronics. He has published over 150 refereed journal papers and 60 refereed conference proceedings papers. He is an active member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) for which he has co-edited of 11 proceedings volumes of symposia on quantum confinement and cold cathodes. He has been on the board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Spintronics and Nanomagnetism since 2002, has served on the program committees of 30 international conferences. He has written a book on an Introduction to Spintronics with Prof. Bandyopadhyay from Virginia Commonwealth University. His current area of research deals with generation of spin polarized currents by purely electrical means using asymmetrically bias quantum point contacts with in-plane side gates, experimental and theoretical investigations of field emission from carbon nanotube fibers and second electron emission from various anode materials. He is also looking into lasing from hybrid plasmonic Zn-doped GaAs nanowires up to room temperature with Prof. Hans-Peter Wagner in the Physics Department at UC. He is also conducting research on quaternions and their applications in quantum mechanics in collaboration with Dennis Morris.

Engineering Education

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P. K. Imbrie

Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Engineering Education

895A Rhodes Hall


Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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Jay Kim

Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Mechanical Eng

598B Rhodes Hall


Dr. Jay Kim is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.  His research and teaching interests are vibration of structures, rotordynamics, acoustics, noise and vibration controls, and engineerng education. He is currently serving as the Department Head, director of Occupational Safety and Health Engineering program and education director of Siemens Simulation Technology Center.