Dean Albert P. Pisano
"I am honored and humbled to be serving as Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, which is truly a world-class institution. Together, we are taking the Jacobs School of Engineering to the next level, in terms of research, education and positive impact on society."
– Albert P. Pisano
On Sept. 1, 2013, Pisano joined the Jacobs School of as Professor and Dean. He holds the Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering.
Pisano is a highly accomplished mechanical engineer who, in 2001, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the design, fabrication, commercialization, and educational aspects of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
A self-described technology polymath, Pisano's research is driven by his passion for developing, mastering and advancing technologies in order to solve problems.
At UC San Diego, Pisano holds faculty appointments in the departments of mechanical and aerospace engineering and electrical and computer engineering.
Dean Albert P. Pisano: News, Information and Communications
09/19/23 Jacobs School 25th anniversary
08/16/23 1.76 billion is a powerful number
07/21/23 How fast could I re-do my PhD thesis?
06/15/23 The joys of engineering (and 1.1 million views)
05/31/23 Thinking about the advisor-advisee relationship
05/05/23 Unobtainium, Unaffordium, Impossibilium and Handwavium
04/21/23 Research funding in context
04/06/23 Accelerating early-career faculty research
03/09/23 Our grad students and postdocs
02/07/23 Celebrate what you value
01/13/23 A fast start in 2023
12/07/22 Combined skill sets drive relevance
10/20/22 Empowered to drive positive impact
07/20/22 Perseverance is in our DNA
06/23/22 For the public good
05/13/22 In memoriam: Franklin Antonio
03/29/22 In the Top Ten, again!
03/09/22 Practice at scale
01/07/22 Math matters to all of us
12/2/2021 Capitalizing on the G7 Research Compact
11/5/21 We should practice what we teach
8/06/2021 Partnership wins
6/10/21 When the ecosystem engages
5/7/21 Innovation at the Interfaces
11/12/20 Empowering Students IS the Job
10/14/20 Diversity is Essential to Innovation
8/12/20 NanoEnginering Hits Its Stride
7/13/20 The Work that Matters
5/27/20 Engage with Research Ethics
12/10/18 Jacobs School Snapshot 2019 brochure
1/4/18 Jacobs School Snapshot 2018
8/15/2017 Response to This Weekend’s Tragic Events in Virginia (PDF)
1/18/17 Dean's Column in Pulse magazine (Winter 2017) "Building the Digital Future"
4/5/16 Dean's Column in Pulse magazine (Spring 2016) "Robotics Institute Launched"
3/17/16 EnVision maker studio dedication
10/29/15 We are launching the Contextual Robotics Institute.
8/19/15 Dean's Column in Pulse magazine (Fall 2015) "Experience Engineering"
1/30/15 Dean's Column in Pulse magazine (Winter 2015) "19 New Jacobs School Professors"
10/01/14 Robotics Q&A in Xconomy
Watch Dean Pisano's talk about robotics at the Jacobs School at the Aug 12, 2014 CommNexus Event: "San Diego: the Hub for the New Age of Robotic Innovation." (Dean Pisano's talk begins at the 14:15 mark.)
Watch Dean Pisano's The Good Life public lecture
Dean’s Column in Pulse magazine (Summer 2014): Wearable Sensors: First in Series of New Centers at the Jacobs School
Learn more about Al Pisano's research: Harsh Environment Sensor Cluster for Energy and Environment: Single-Chip, Self-Powered, Wireless Sensor Systems (PDF)
School-wide Message: Jacobs School of Engineering Associate Deans Named
This Week @UC San Diego: Q&A and video interview with Albert P. Pisano, the new dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering
Press Release: Albert P. Pisano Receives UC Berkeley's Highest Honor
Faculty profile: Albert P. Pisano, Professor and Dean
School-wide Message: Albert P. Pisano's Opening Message to the Jacobs School Community
Feedback for the Dean: DeanPisano@eng.ucsd.edu