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Albert P. Pisano, Professor and Dean
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Albert P. Pisano, Professor and Dean

"I am honored and humbled to be serving as Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, which is truly a world-class institution. Building on the Jacobs School's existing momentum, we have the opportunity to take the School 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. (About the Vision, Mission and Goals of the Jacobs School.)

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. One of Pisano's new projects is development of an inexpensive yet rugged sensor system that will predict landslides in the Philippines, a country where landslides are a deadly, national problem.

Download a PDF presentation on some of Pisano's harsh environment sensor research.

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

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)

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News story: San Diego Union Tribune Profile on Albert P. Pisano's Sensor Research

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School-wide Message: Albert P. Pisano's Opening Message to the Jacobs School Community

Feedback for the Dean

DeanPisano@eng.ucsd.edu