Frieder Seible: Forever Building
As Dean of the Jacobs School (2003-12), Frieder Seible built new departments and cross-disciplinary research organizations, focused on industry partnerships, and created an "engineering talent pipeline" that gives Jacobs School students opportunities to develop into engineering leaders.
Engineering Talent Pipeline
A dedicated teacher, Seible changed the culture of the Jacobs School by founding and championing a variety of programs and initiatives for students including:
IDEA Student Center
IDEA = Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence and Advancement
Team Internship Program (TIP)
A program of the Jacobs School's Corporate Affiliates Program
Gordon Engineering Leadership Center
Global Teams in Engineering Service (Global TIES)
Student Organizations / Engineering Teams
Von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center
Moxie Center for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship
Master of Advanced Study programs
Technical executive education for engineering professionals
Frieder Seible's Footprint
Faculty Growth: 87 Hires
The Jacobs School hired 87 faculty members, an average of nearly nine hires per year during Seible's term as Dean.
Faculty Diversity: 26 of 87
Women and other traditionally underrepresented minorities in engineering made up 26 of the new faculty hires.
Partnerships: $26.1M to $66.2M
Research expenditures from industry and private funding more than doubled from $26.1M in 2003 to $66.2M in 2012.
New Buildings at the Jacobs School
|2002||Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall||109,000 ft2|
|2005||Atkinson Hall (Calit2)||215,000 ft2|
|2005||Computer Science and Engineering||148,000 ft2|
|2012||Structural and Materials Engineering||183,000 ft2|
Departments and Research Centers
Structural Engineering Department
Frieder Seible was a key player in the formation of the first and only structural engineering department in the nation. He served as founding chair from 1995 to 2001. Structural Engineering emerged from the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (AMES).
In 2007, the Jacobs School established the first Department of NanoEngineering in the nation with a full undergraduate and graduate student curriculum.
Institute of Engineering in Medicine
Created in 2008, the IEM brings academic and industry research teams together to leverage the latest engineering breakthroughs in order to improve human health.