Truskey Appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering
George A. Truskey has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering beginning August 1, 2016.
Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and has served for the past year as interim dean of engineering at Duke. In his new role, his responsibilities will include fostering interdisciplinary research, overall space planning including programming of the planned new building for engineering, working in coordination with the school’s space committee for the future of interdisciplinary research and teaching, and strategic planning. Truskey will hold the position through June 30, 2017.
“Duke Engineering is very fortunate to have had George Truskey serve as interim dean this past year, and now as senior associate dean,” said Ravi Bellamkonda, incoming Vinik Dean of Engineering, in announcing the appointment. “Through his scholarship, leadership and service he sets an exemplary example for all of us. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with George to support our faculty, staff and students as we enter an exciting period of growth and innovation at Pratt.”
Truskey has served on the faculty of Duke’s engineering school since 1987, holding the position of chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2003-2011 and senior associate dean for research from 2011-2015.
A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Heart Association, he leads research focused on microphysiological systems, cardiovascular tissue engineering and the role of physical forces in atherosclerosis.
He has served as reviewer for a number of US and international government agencies and is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Whitaker International Fellowship Program at the Institute for International Education. President of BMES from 2008 to 2010, he received the BMES Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising from the Pratt School of Engineering in 2007.