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Department + Center Heads



Leadership, collaborative research and industry expertise are hallmarks of the Russ College experience. Meet the distinguished department chairs and research institute directors who bring the Russ College vision to life.

Dean's Office

Academic Units

  • Deb McAvoy, Interim Chair, Department of Aviation
  • Valerie Young, Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Guy Riefler, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Dale Masel, Adviser, Engineering Ambassadors
  • David Juedes, Chair, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Todd Myers, Chair, Department of Engineering Technology and Management
  • Dale Masel, Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Greg Kremer, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • David Bayless, Director, Robe Leadership Institute

Research Units

  • Michael Deis, Director, Avionics Engineering Center
  • Frank Kraft, Director, Center for Advanced Materials Processing
  • Dale Masel, Director, CASTLE (Center for Advanced Systems and Transportation Logistics Engineering)
  • Kevin Crist, Director, Center for Air Quality
  • Gerri Botte, Director, Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
  • Lonnie Welch, Director, Center for Scientific Computing and Immersive Technology
  • Srdjan Nesic, Director, Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology,
  • David Bayless, Director, Ohio Coal Research Center
  • Dennis Irwin, Interim Director, Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE)