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July 10: Fred Gilman Appointed Acting Dean of the Mellon College of Science


Lauren Ward

Carnegie Mellon Appoints Fred Gilman
Acting Dean of Its Mellon College of Science

Fred GilmanPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Fred Gilman acting dean of its Mellon College of Science (MCS), effective Sept. 1. Gilman, the Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics and head of the Physics Department, succeeds Rick McCullough, who was recently appointed vice president of research at the university. Gilman will continue to serve as head of the Physics Department, a position he's held since 1999.

"Fred is a remarkable scientist and administrator who will provide exceptional leadership as acting dean," McCullough said. "As head of the Physics Department, Fred has overseen major changes and nurtured the growth of biophysics research at Carnegie Mellon with the department's biological physics initiative. The department has mapped out plans to establish a Center for Dark Cosmology and for a research thrust in quantum electronics."

Internationally recognized for his work in the field of high-energy particle physics, Gilman served as chair of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel from 1999 to 2005. The panel advises the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation on the nation's high-energy physics research. For the past decade, Gilman has represented the U.S. in meetings between U.S. and Chinese scientists and funding agencies that have resulted in increased collaboration in particle physics research.

MCS develops innovative research and educational programs in biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics, as well as several interdisciplinary areas. For more information, visit