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New dean of Engineering and Applied Science announced

[Kevin Deluzio]
Kevin Deluzio has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a five-year term effective July 1, 2017.

Queen’s University announced today the appointment of Kevin Deluzio as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a five-year term effective July 1, 2017.

Principal's Advisory Committee
• Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
• Irène Bujara, University Advisor on Human Rights and Equity
• Mark Daymond, Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
• Marc Dignam, Department Head and Professor, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
• Amir Fam, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Professor and Donald and Sarah Munro Chair in Engineering and Applied Science
• Saba Farbodkia, President, Society of Graduate & Professional Students
• John Fisher, Acting Vice-Principal, Research
• Brian Frank, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
• Melanie Howard, Director, Aboriginal Access to Engineering
• Sarah Kauffman, Executive Director Finance & Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
• Marianna Kontopoulou, Associate Head and Professor, Chemical Engineering
• Jane McMillan, Executive Director of Development, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
• Kathy O'Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International)
• Julian Ortiz, Associate Professor, Mining Engineering
• Taylor Sawadsky, President, Engineering Society Representative
• Lori Stewart, Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
• Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Deluzio, a proud alumnus of Queen’s, is currently the head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering as well as head of the Human Mobility Research Laboratory at Queen’s. He has been a member of faculty at Queen’s since 2006.

Previously, he was the founder and director of the Dynamics and Human Motion Laboratory at Dalhousie University and an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, cross appointed to the Department of Surgery. 

“I am very pleased that Dr. Deluzio has accepted my invitation to lead the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “I am confident that the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will continue to grow in reputation and impact under his leadership.”

Dr. Deluzio’s research career is based on an academic foundation of applied mathematics, statistics and mechanical engineering. His transformative work, in particular on human motion and orthopaedic biomechanics, has gained international recognition through various publications, direct contributions in international conferences and service and leadership in his profession.

“Kevin is an outstanding teacher and researcher, and he has shown exceptional leadership as head of the department of mechanical and materials engineering,” says Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “His collaborative leadership style will serve the faculty well at a time of great opportunity provided by substantial faculty renewal and the opening of cutting-edge engineering research space in the Innovation and Wellness Center.”

Dr. Deluzio’s service to Queen’s has included various advisory committees across the university, the development of a workload standard model to support a highly productive faculty, and the implementation of a successful mentorship program for new faculty members. As an instructor, he has been recognized for his award-winning collaborative teaching models and cross-disciplinary programming. His promotion of research excellence has been a hallmark of his headship which has led to success in innovation, funding and reputation for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

The principal and the provost wish to extend their sincere thanks to Kim Woodhouse for an exceptional 10-year tenure as dean, and to the members of the Principal’s Advisory Committee for their exceptional commitment and sound advice.