The dean is the administrative head, providing academic leadership, managing resources and representing the College of Engineering to the Chancellor, the Provost, UC Davis and wider communities. The dean is also a member of the faculty of the College.
Investigating a diverse array of biological systems to address relevant problems in fields such as plant biotechnology, biofuels, and pest management.
Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, 1997
M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, 1994
B.S., Chemical Engineering, with Distinction, Syracuse University, 1991
In this role, she serves as a key adviser to the dean and the leadership team of the school. Miller leads in financial reporting, forecasting and policy setting on administrative matters, organizational development, risk management and operations.
With more than 15 years’ experience in administration, budgeting and human resources within institutions of higher learning, Miller brings a fresh perspective with a a critical eye on the mission and vision of organizations she serves. Most recently serving as Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine, she previously served as the Associate Director for Administration & Finance at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland Oregon.
MPH, Policy & Administration concentration, Portland State University, 2002
BA, Management, Northwest Christian University, 1998
The associate deans, also faculty members, provide leadership in matters related to the academic mission, faculty, instruction and student services. They report to the dean of the College.
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Since 1993, Jim Schaaf has been a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering where he has been actively involved in curriculum development, program assessment, and undergraduate advising. Prior to returning to UC Davis, Jim was the first recipient of the Lee Hunter Assistant Professorship of Mechanical Design at the Washington University in St. Louis. In 1989-90, Jim spent a year as an NIDRR research fellow at MIT’s Newman Biomechanics Laboratory and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Biomechanics Laboratory. Jim’s primary teaching interests are in design and dynamics.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1988
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1983
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1981
Using the tools of genetic engineering, recombinant proteins can be produced using a variety of expression systems and hosts, including microbial, mammalian, insect, plant or algal cells grown in bioreactors as well as transgenic animals and plants. Our laboratory is developing novel expression systems (i.e. the genetic instructions that direct the host cell to produce the non-native protein) and bioprocess engineering technologies to produce recombinant proteins, including human therapeutic proteins, enzymes for cellulose degradation, and biopolymers for materials applications, using whole plants, harvested plant tissues or plant cells grown in-vitro in bioreactors.
Social informatics and computing; Computer and network security; Social-aware operating systems; Future Internet architecture and experimentation; Software-Defined Anything (SDx); Anomaly detection and explanation.
Ph.D., Computer Science, Columbia University, 1995
M.S., Computer Science, Columbia University, 1989
B.S., Computer Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1985
Academic chairs are faculty members and have critical leadership roles in their units, acting as liaisons to higher administration and serving to advance the research, teaching and service missions of their departments.
C.P. van Dam
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering