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Dr. Gregory Washington

Plenary Session Speaker

 

Gregory Washington is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Stacey Nicholas Dean of the Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.  

Dean Washington has been involved in multidomain research for the last 20 years.  He is the first African-American Dean of Engineering at any of the University of California campuses.  His core area of interest lies in the area of dynamic systems: modeling and control.  During this time he has been involved in the following applications: the design and control of mechanically actuated antennas, advanced control of machine tools, the design and control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and structural position and vibration control with smart materials.  He has written more than 150 technical publications in journals, edited volumes, and conference proceedings and is internationally known for his research on ultra-lightweight structurally active antenna systems and other structures that involve the use of “smart materials.”  

Dean Washington received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from NC State.  He has served on several advisory boards, including the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Board, and he served as the Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the Engineering Deans Council, the largest organization of Engineering Deans in the US.  

Accomplishments: Gregory Washington is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering at UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering.  Professor Washington has been involved in multidomain research for the last 20 years.  His core area of interest lies in the area of dynamic systems: modeling and control. During this time he has been involved in the following applications: the design and control of mechanically actuated antennas, advanced control of machine tools, the design and control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and structural position and vibration control with smart materials. He is internationally known for his research on ultra-lightweight structurally active antenna systems and other structures that involve the use of “smart materials”.  Washington is the author of more than 150 technical publications in journals, edited volumes, and conference proceedings. Professor Washington received an NSF Career Award, the OSU Harrison Award for Excellence in Engineering Education and Research, two best paper awards (one with his students), and numerous other awards.  Professor Washington has served on several advisory boards in industry, government and academia to include the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Board

My Sessions

Monday Plenary Session

Sustainable Engineering Outreach Programs through University, Industry, and Non-governmental Organization Partnerships

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The Samueli School of Engineering and Base 11, aim to increase the number of students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups who receive baccalaureate degrees in engineering by partnering with high schools, community colleges, non-governmental organization (NGOs), and industry. Using the social innovation framework for collective impact, this partnership has resulted in the creation of […]

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