Office of the Dean
Dean's Administrative Organizational Chart
Dean's Organizational Chart
Dean, School of Engineering
Thomas Farris was appointed dean of the School of Engineering in 2009. Prior to joining Rutgers, he was an assistant professor at Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was appointed School Head in 1998. He received a B.S.M.E. from Rice University in 1982, a M.S. degree in Applied Mechanics and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1984 and 1986 respectively.
Susan Kilduff, MPA
Associate Dean, Administration and Planning
Susan Kilduff’s career in higher education administration includes 20 years’ experience in university budget and business management. She is responsible for providing guidance and support for strategic and facilities planning and business operations for the School of Engineering. Prior to her career at Rutgers University, she served as associate dean for finance and administration for the College of Arts and Sciences and as associate budget director for Seton Hall University. She earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Hofstra University and a master’s in public administration from Seton Hall University.
Henrik Pedersen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Henrik Pedersen joined the Rutgers faculty in 1978 and in 2011 completed nine years as chair of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He currently serves as the education director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems. Pedersen’s research interests are in the area of biotechnology and biochemical engineering. In particular, he has developed innovative systems using plant cell culture for propagating elite plant cultivars and for synthesis of valuable plant metabolites. He received a B.S. in 1974 from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in 1978 from Yale University.
H. Spencer Masloff, Jr.
Associate Vice President of Development
Spencer Masloff is an accomplished fundraising executive with thirty years of experience, developing programs and campaigns that have resulted in increased giving, endowment growth, and greater program impact. Most recently, he was associate vice president of major gifts at Drexel University’s College of Engineering. He is responsible for working closely with the Rutgers University Foundation, Dean Farris and the school’s diverse departments to ensure we meet our fundraising goals in support of scholarships, programs, and facility improvements.
Director, Communications and Marketing
Ilene J. Rosen, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Student Services
Ilene Rosen has been an educational administrator serving students in higher education for 30 years. She earned her doctoral degree in educational psychology from Rutgers University Graduate School of Education in 1997. She also serves as the director of several programs including the NJ Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Rutgers School of Engineering, the NJ Governor’s School of Engineering & Technology, and the Northern NJ Junior Sciences Symposium. Rosen has been recognized as the Educator of the Year in Higher Education by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Peng Song, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Peng Song provides oversight to the undergraduate programs in the School of Engineering. He directs the staff in Undergraduate Education and works closely with the departments on curricular, enrollment, student support and advising issues for all undergraduates. Song joined the faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers in 2004. His research interests are in the area of robotics and dynamics. He received a B.S. degree in 1993 from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a M.S. in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Alberto M. Cuitiño, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Alberto Cuitiño is currently the Rutgers Site Leader of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems. He received a civil engineering diploma from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1986, a M.S. degree in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in solid mechanics from Brown University in 1992 and 1994, respectively. His research interests include material modeling and simulations, dislocation mechanics, fracture in metal single crystals, granular materials, mechanical behavior of solid foams, and folding patterns in thin films. Cuitiño was the editor of Mechanics a publication of the American Academy of Mechanics, continues to be the subject editor for Applied Mechanics of Latin American Applied Research, and is part of the editorial board of the International Journal of Plasticity.
Professor and Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nenad Gucunski joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1991 and became chair in 2007. He is the program director for Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. Gucunski is an internationally recognized expert in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of transportation infrastructure and an elected member of the Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Academia International. In addition to his extensive work in the development and application of various seismic, ultrasonic, and electromagnetic NDE techniques, he has conducted research in the areas of geotechnical engineering and dynamic soil-structure interaction. He earned his B.S.E. in 1979 at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, his M.S. in 1983, and his Ph.D. in 1991 at the University of Michigan.
Marianthi G. Ierapetritou, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Marianthi Ierapetritou joined the Rutgers faculty in 1998 and was elected chair of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department in 2013. Her research interests focus on process operations, design and synthesis of flexible manufacturing systems, modeling of reactive flow processes and metabolic engineering. She received the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award in 2012, the Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence in 2004, and the prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2000. She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and an active participant in the scientific advising committees of the Engineering Specific Career Advisory Problem-solving Environment (ESCAPE). Ierapetritou received her B.S. degree from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece, her Ph.D. in 1995 from the Imperial College, London, and completed post-doctoral research at Princeton University.
Mohsen A. Jafari, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mohsen A. Jafari received his Ph.D. and M.S.C. degrees from Syracuse University, where he taught before joining the School of Engineering faculty as an assistant professor of industrial engineering in 1987. Promoted to full professor in 2001, he currently serves as program director of the Information Management Group (IMG) of the University's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) and also oversees the CAIT Transportation Safety Resource Center, or TSRC. He is the architect of the TSRC Plan4Safety, a web-based crash data analysis tool that provides multiple layers of analysis and modeling.
Noshir A. Langrana, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Noshir Langrana started his career at Rutgers University in 1976 in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and in 2005 joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering where he currently serves as chair. He is a leading biomedical engineering researcher with expertise in biomechanics and biomaterials. Over the past 36 years he has successfully conducted research projects on spinal fusion, development of spinal disc prosthesis and testing spinal implants. His current team is focused on spinal cord injuries. In 2010, he was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Herbert R. Lissner Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Bioengineering Division. Langrana received his B.E. with honors from the University of Bombay, India in 1968, a M.S. in 1971 and a Ph.D. in 1975 in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Richard L. Lehman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Material Science and Engineering
Richard L. Lehman joined the Rutgers faculty in 1982 after seven years in the fiberglass and industrial chemical industries. His academic interests center on the glass transition and the processing and properties of inorganic and organic glasses, particularly the mechanical, optical, and chemical behavior of commercially important systems. His current research is focused on the mechanical and chemical properties of polymer blends, with principal attention towards immiscible blends, the behavior of multiphase composite interfaces, and applicability of these systems in structural and biomedical applications. He is also active in developing manufacturing technologies for commercial soda lime silicate glasses, particularly in the area of recycled raw materials. He received a B.S. in 1972, a M.S. in 1975, and a Ph.D. in 1976, all in ceramics and materials engineering from Rutgers University.
Athina P. Petropulu, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Athina P. Petropulu joined Rutgers University in 2010, following an 18-year career at Drexel University as member of the faculty. She also held visiting appointments at SUPELEC, CNRS-Université, Paris Sud, France and Princeton University. Her research interests span the area of statistical signal processing, wireless communications, signal processing in networking, and biomedical signal processing. She is the recipient of the 1995 Presidential Faculty Fellow Award in Electrical Engineering given by NSF and the White House. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Petropulu received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Northeastern University.