​Strategic Planning Initiative

Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration on the future of the School of Engineering & Applied Science. The call for ideas is closed, and we are pleased to report that we received 485 separate ideas, comments, suggestions, and proposals in response to our solicitation. This resounding response highlights the community's intense interest and investment in the success and well-being of the school. We are grateful to all those who submitted responses to our call for ideas.

While the deadline for submitting your ideas has passed, we remain open to any constructive inputs that you are willing to contribute. Contact Nick Benassi at nick_benassi@wustl.edu or (314) 935-6350 with any questions.

This page will be updated as topics are selected and the final plan is released in spring 2017.


Strategic planning co-chairs

Rohit Pappu, Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Jessica Wagenseil, Associate Professor & Director of PhD Studies, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Committee & administration

Nick Benassi, Associate Dean & Chief of Staff

Mark Bober, Manager of Computing Services, Engineering IT

Emily Boyd, Principal Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Alex Carr, Senior Director, Engineering Alumni & Development

ShiNung Ching, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Systems Engineering

Sanmay Das, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Ramona Durham, Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student & President of National Society of Black Engineers

Cathy Freesmeier, Director of Operations, Graduate and Professional Education

Natalie Goodwin-Frank, Director of Research Development & Administration

Kelsey Haddad, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering PhD Candidate, Officer-at-Large for Association of Graduate Engineering Students

Tao Ju, Vice Dean for Research & Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Young-Shin Jun, Harold D. Jolley Career Development Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Ron Laue, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Services

Chenyang Lu, Fullgraf Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Laura Kraus, Director of Financial & Operations Planning & Analysis

Vijay Ramani, Roma B. and Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Srikanth Singamaneni, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Jay Turner, Vice Dean for Education & Associate Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Patricia Widder, Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering

Lan Yang, Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor, Electrical & Systems Engineering

Quing Zhu, Professor, Biomedical Engineering