Juan C. Lasheras Named Interim Dean
Professor Juan C. Lasheras will serve as the Interim Dean during the nationwide search for the fourth Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering. UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Executive Vice Chancellor Suresh Subramani are leading the search.
Professor Lasheras is the Stanford S. and Beverly P. Penner Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Jacobs School, an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering of the USA, and the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain. He is a distinguished professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Bioengineering, a dedicated and celebrated teacher, the Founding Director of the Center for Medical Device and Instrumentation at the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, and a Co-Director of the Master of Advanced Study program in Medical Device Engineering.
Professor Lasheras works at the intersection of biology, medicine and engineering and is a world-leading expert on fluid mechanics, turbulent flows, two-phase flows and mechanobiology. Dr. Lasheras served as Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from 1999-2004 and led the department's faculty hiring and growth in the fields of medical and biological applications, environmental engineering, and nanomaterials. Lasheras has received Doctor Honoris Causa degrees from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.