Andreas A. Polycarpou, Ph.D., was named inaugural dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science in spring 2023. Before joining TU, Polycarpou was the James J. Cain ’51 Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, having served on special assignment as the acting department head of periodontics, acting department head of endodontics, acting dean, and special advisor to the permanent dean at the Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas. Prior to that, he served for nearly nine years as the department head of the J. Mike Walker ’66 Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas A&M.
Polycarpou is the author of more than 250 archival journal papers, numerous book chapters, and volume proceedings, as well as two dozen patents. He co-founded a materials’ startup company in 2010 and has won numerous national and international honors, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Mayo D. Hersey Award and the ASME Edwin F. Church Medal for pedagogical innovations and was recently inducted as a senior member of the American Academy of Inventors.
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