Tufts Names Jianmin Qu as Next Engineering Dean

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 12, 2015) -- Jianmin Qu, a skilled academic leader whose research in theoretical and applied mechanics has led to safer airplanes, among other advances, will be the next dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, effective August 1.

Qu, currently Walter P. Murphy Professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, was named to the deanship after an international search. He succeeds Linda Abriola, who is stepping down after 12 years to return to the Tufts faculty.