SJSU Selects New Engineering Dean

New Dean of Engineering Named

SJSU Selects New Engineering Dean

Andrew Hsu has been appointed dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering (photo courtesy of Wright State University)

Andrew Hsu, associate vice president for research and dean of the Wright State University Graduate School, has been appointed dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, effective Feb. 18, 2013.  Andrew Hsu replaces former dean Belle Wei, now provost of CSU Chico, and Ping Hsu, who served as interim dean.

Andrew Hsu brings to SJSU strong experience in strategic planning. He implemented major initiatives in the areas of recruitment, retention and completion, administrative efficiency and policies.  The recruitment initiative brought a phenomenal 19.6 percent increase in enrollment for new graduate students at Wright State University.

Additionally, he led an initiative to forge an industry-university partnership with shared personnel, research facilities and intellectual property; the partnership was recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents as a model for future industry-university collaborations for the state of Ohio.

Hsu is also a professor of mechanical and materials engineering at Wright State University, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the American Council on Education. Hsu received his doctoral degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He started his academic career at the University of Miami in Florida as an associate professor and director of the Aerospace Engineering Program, where he was responsible for undergraduate curriculum development and student recruitment.

Then, he served as associate dean for research and graduate programs for six years at the Purdue School of Engineering of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Hsu’s research interests are in aerodynamics, turbulent combustion and fuel cell technology.  He authored or co-authored over 100 technical publications, supervised graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and mentored numerous undergraduate researchers throughout his career.