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Azim Eskandarian, D.Sc. - VCU College of Engineering. Richmond, VA, US

Azim Eskandarian, D.Sc.

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. Dean | VCU College of Engineering


Dr. Eskandarian serves as the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. Dean of the VCU College of Engineering.

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Eskandarian named dean of the VCU College of Engineering

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Mike Porter


Azim Eskandarian, D.Sc., has been named dean and William H. Goodwin Jr. Endowed Chair of the VCU College of Engineering, effective Aug. 1. Eskandarian currently serves as department head and Nicholas and Rebecca des Champs Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. “Azim Eskandarian has established himself as a highly accomplished and world-renowned researcher, an innovative program designer, a transformational educator and someone who excels at tackling real-world challenges throughout his career of more than 40 years. I am excited for him to bring that leadership and experience to VCU as the dean of the College of Engineering,” said Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Azim’s record for increasing the research activity, faculty appointments, student success, diversity and endowments of his former departments is truly impressive. I look forward to working with him not only to accelerate the steeply growing reputation of the college but to help build those innovative transdisciplinary opportunities for faculty and students across VCU that make us more responsive to the needs of our students and our entire community in a rapidly changing world,” Sotiropoulos said. Eskandarian’s career includes experience in academic leadership, research, scholarship and teaching, as well as industry. Serving as department head at Virginia Tech since 2015, he has worked collaboratively within the department and college to enhance innovation and degree programs, improve services, enhance diversity, increase enrollment and external funding, and advance faculty and student success.

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