New dean

Eduardo D. Glandt

Photo by Addison Geary

After serving as interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science since Aug. 1, 1998, Eduardo Glandt, Ph.D., hit the ground running upon his Nov. 8 appointment as dean.

Just days later, he listed a seven-point agenda ofthings he wanted to accomplish immediately.

One of his new missions was to take advantage of “the strategic location we have in Philadelphia. It’s a great place for an engineering school,” he said.

“Much of the intellectual ferment in technology is in the three areas the school has chosen — information science and technology; biotechnology and biomedical engineering; and advanced materials. For all three of those, the Delaware Valley and the Northeast corridor are a dream location.”

Besides raising funds for up-to-date buildings, his short list of immediate tasks includes reviewing the undergraduate curricula and providing greater support for faculty research.

Originally published on December 2, 1999