Upcoming Event: Oden Institute Seminar
Donald Siegel, Chair, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin
3:30 – 5PM
Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
Donald Siegel assumed his position as chair of UT’s Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering on September 1. He is an internationally recognized computational materials scientist, and was previously a professor at the University of Michigan since 2009, where he held appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Applied Physics. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities while at Michigan, Siegel served as the associate chair for graduate education in Mechanical Engineering. In that role, he coordinated the department’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs, including admissions, curriculum development, candidacy exams and student advising. As an advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, Siegel has led several efforts aimed at increasing student diversity and creating mentoring programs that promote student success.