Dacheng Ren Named Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

 Dacheng Ren Named Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

April 30, 2020

Dr. Dacheng Ren has been named as the Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Ren is the Stevenson Endowed Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and director of Syracuse Biomaterials Institute.

“I am excited about this opportunity to further promote our research and graduate programs. I look forward to working with my colleagues in this new role,” said Ren.

Ren received an Early Career Translational Research Award in Biomedical Engineering from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation in 2009 and a NSF CAREER award in 2011. He was named the College Technology Educator of the Year by the Technology Alliance of Central New York in 2010. Dr. Ren is also a recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award from the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University in 2014, and Chancellor’s Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction in 2018. Dr. Ren currently has 63 journal publications over 4,500 citations and an h-index of 31, 10 issued/pending patents, and more than 40 invited talks.  Dr. Ren has broad research interests in biotechnology and biofilm control. His research has been supported by NSF, NIH, EPA, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and industrial sponsors. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Connecticut in 2003. After finishing postdoctoral training at Cornell University, he joined Syracuse University in 2006.

“Dacheng is extraordinarily talented in his research capacity, energetic and innovative with respect to creating more opportunities to enhance our research enterprise, and consistently thoughtful and reliable as a colleague,” said Dean J. Cole Smith. ““We are very lucky to have someone of his caliber serving in this role at this challenging time.”