Christopher Rao has agreed to serve as Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, beginning January 16, 2023. Venetria K. Patton, Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, stated,
"I am very pleased to announce that Chris Rao has agreed to serve as Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, beginning January 16, 2023, pending OAE approval and approval of the Board of Trustees. Chris has an excellent record as a scholar and leader, and we have benefitted also from his leadership as a member of the LAS Executive Committee. We were very impressed with the strong support that Chris’s ChBE colleagues expressed for his taking on the role of Head, and we look forward to working with him. We are also very grateful to Brendan Harley and Huimin Zhao for their candidacy, and to Deborah Leckband for her service as Interim Head. The excellence of the faculty and staff and their willingness to serve are an outstanding foundation for ChBE in the coming years."
To contact Prof. Rao in his role as department head, please use the ChBE department head email address email@example.com.