PHILADELPHIA --- Eduardo D. Glandt, a distinguished member of the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania for more than two decades, has been named dean of the school, according to an announcement today (Nov. 8) by University President Judith Rodin.
The appointment will become effective upon confirmation by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Glandt has served as interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science since Aug. 1, 1998, in what Dr. Rodin has termed "an exemplary" period in which the School of Engineering and Applied Science "has made extraordinary progress" in attracting new resources, making significant faculty appointments and supporting interdisciplinary teaching and research.
"It is a tribute to the great strength of our faculty when a thoughtful, carefully-conducted and exhaustive search that identified many wonderful candidates leads ultimately to a distinguished scholar in our own midst," Dr. Rodin said, adding that "we couldn't be more delighted at the result because we believe Eduardo Glandt is the best possible person to lead the School of Engineering and Applied Science into the next century."
Dr. Glandt was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1996.
He has been the Russell P. and Elizabeth C. Heuer Professor (1995-98) and the Carl V.S. Patterson Professor of Chemical Engineering (1990-95).
A member of the faculty at Penn since 1975, he was appointed an associate professor of chemical engineering in 1981 and professor of chemical engineering in 1985. He was chair of the department of chemical engineering from 1991 to 1994.
His research interests have focused on classical and statistical thermodynamics, theories of liquids and of liquid mixtures, adsorption, interfacial phenomena, membrane partitioning, colloids and heterogeneous media.
Dr. Glandt received a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Buenos Aires in 1968. He was a United Nations Fellow in 1969-70.
He was a chemical engineering researcher at the National Institute of Industrial Technology (1967-73) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, responsible for technical consulting services to the mineral industry and for pilot plant-level process development.
Dr. Glandt was a visiting researcher at the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1969-70.
He received a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Penn in 1977.
Dr. Glandt is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.
He was the Gulf Visiting Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1989-90.
Dr. Glandt is the author of numerous journal articles and more than 250 seminar presentations.
He has delivered named lectures at universities throughout America, including at Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, the University of Texas, Rutgers University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, North Carolina State University, the University of Puerto Rico and Yale University.