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Meet Alec Gallimore | Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering | Michigan Engineering

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Dr. Alec D. Gallimore, the next Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan, takes office July 1, 2016. Dean Gallimore is a rocket scientist, with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer (RPI), and MA and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on plasma physics from Princeton. He is the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and founder and director of the Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. He is also a member of the Applied Physics faculty. He is co-founder of ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc. (EDA), a high-tech aerospace firm in Ann Arbor, specializing in plasma device engineering.