The Unconventional Engineer

Volume 4: Next | 2022-2023

Letter from the Dean

Every Fall for the last several years, we have created a book like this one, which we affectionately refer to as our “Year in Review,” as it has always reflected back on the amazing accomplishments of our Tandon community in the prior academic year. This year, we’re taking a different tack. 

As the poet Robert Penn Warren wrote, “History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” In other words, reflecting back is important insofar as it illuminates where we need to go. I take great pride in working here, a place with a rich history that dates back to 1854 that played a vital role in landing men on the Moon and paving the way for 5G and next-generation wireless, among countless other world-changing accomplishments. But what I’m most excited to share are the new discoveries that our faculty and students work to uncover and build every day.


Read the Full Letter

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Meet the 19 Newest Members of the Tandon Faculty

We take great pride in being a school whose faculty has included such luminaries as Herman Mark, known as the “Father of Polymer Science,” and Ernst Weber, who did pioneering work with microwaves. We take equal pride in our 19 newest faculty members, who are making notable strides in a wide variety of areas.