On the Move, October 2012

The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Dr. Frieder Seible, CA Y ’76, will retire as Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in April 2013. Dr. Seible will then become dean of engineering at Monash University in Australia.

According to the article, he “is known internationally for his design work on long-span bridges and in finding ways to make structures such as freeway overpasses better withstand the violent forces of earthquakes.” UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla said, “Frieder’s leadership and accomplishments have brought a lot of visibility to the Jacobs School of Engineering and also to the campus … The Jacobs School is stronger and more innovative because of Frieder.”

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Dr. W. David Constant, LA A ’77, has been named the head of the LSU Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Dr. Constant has been serving as dean of the LSU Graduate School and is a professor of engineering.

“We are pleased to have an individual of Dr. Constant’s caliber leading the department into the future,” said College of Engineering Dean Richard Koubek, OH M ’85. “His background is ideally suited to expand the collaboration between the AgCenter and the College of Engineering.” Click here to read the news release

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The University of Delaware has announced that Dr. Christopher L. Meehan, NH A ’99, is now the Bentley Systems Incorporated Chair of Civil Engineering. Dr. Meehan is also an associate professor known for “developing a nationally recognized research program in geotechnical engineering, which entails solving problems involving soils and rocks.” For more information, read the article

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