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Fourth vice chancellor for research, economic development finalist talk is Jan. 23
Mo Dehghani, the final of four candidates interviewing to become Nebraska’s next vice chancellor for research and economic development, will participate in a public presentation at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Nebraska Union Heritage Room.
Dehghani, who interviews at Nebraska Jan. 22-24, is vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, and a professor of mechanical engineering and systems and enterprise at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Dehghani joined the Stevens Institute of Technology, a private research university, in 2013. As vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, Dehghani has significantly enhanced the institution’s research, graduate education and economic development efforts. The work includes raising funds in support of research and graduate scholarship.
Prior to Stevens, Dehghani was a professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He served as founding director of Johns Hopkins’ university systems institute and was instrumental in establishing collaborative education and application programs with external organizations and internal divisions. He was associate director for engineering and a member of the executive council of Johns Hopkins’ applied physics laboratory, with fiduciary and administrative responsibilities for more than 500 researchers and staff with a budget of more than $150 million.
Dehghani also held faculty and administrative roles at the University of California and served as the new technologies division leader for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, master’s degree and a doctorate all from Louisiana State University.
The vice chancellor finalist presentations have included Marty Scholtz of Texas A&M University; Richard Hichwa of the University of Iowa; and Robert “Bob” Wilhelm of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Learn more about each candidate and the search.
Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend the public presentations and provide input on each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. The Dehghani feedback form is available online.