Dr. Tejal Desai Appointed Dean of Brown University’s School of Engineering

As Brown alumni, Dr. Paul Lowe (Class of 1982) and Dr. Nadine Cartwright-Lowe, Class of 1982 and PLME, Class of 1985), are always pleased to share the positive changes in their alma mater: Brown University and Brown PLME.

Dr. Tejal Desai will serve as dean of Brown University School of Engineering beginning in September 1, 2022. As dean, Desai will lead the third oldest engineering program in the U.S. and the oldest in the Ivy League. Desai is a professor and a former longtime chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California San Francisco, and inaugural director of UCSF’s Health Innovations Via Engineering (HIVE) initiative. In her research, Desai leads the Therapeutic Microtechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory at UCSF. She uses micro- and nanoscale techniques to develop ways of targeting and delivering therapeutics to specific places in the body.

Dr. Jain earned a bachelor’s degree in bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at Brown in 1994, Desai earned her Ph.D. jointly from UCSF and UC Berkeley in 1998.

We congratulate fellow Brunonian, Dr. Desai!

Dr. Paul Lowe, Class of 1982 at Brown


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