Carnegie Mellon University
November 12, 2018

Anne Robinson takes over as Head of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Anne Skaja Robinson became the department head of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in November 2018. Dr. Robinson hails from Tulane University where she was the chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering. She joins a long list of prominent department heads and directly succeeds Lorenz Biegler, who served in this role for the previous 5 years. When asked about thoughts on the new position she had this to say:

 "I am excited to lead such a dynamic department and am looking forward to working with the faculty, staff and students"

Robinson received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received her B.S. and M.S. at Johns Hopkins University. She has received national accolades, including the NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE) Award, the ACS BIOT Perlman Award, the AIChE SBE Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication, and election as an AIChE Fellow.

Robinson’s lab has two main goals: to understand the disease mechanisms behind neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and to improve the production of biopharmaceuticals on an industrial scale. In joining Carnegie Mellon, Robinson looks forward to collaborating across the College of Engineering and the university at large to solve these problems. For more details see Dr. Robinson’s full bio.

For more information, read the full story about Robinson’s arrival on campus