Interim Dean of Engineering
Interim U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering
For 175 years, engineering at Pitt has helped to transform our world, as well as the lives of generations of students, alumni, and faculty. Our commitment to innovation is as strong as ever as we contribute to the advancement of engineering education and research.
Graduate Studies Team
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Enrollment Marketing
What I love most about my role is that I get to see a student’s role through the decision process of which school to apply to, which to enroll in, and ultimately the celebration of their educational pursuits upon graduation. I like to say that as a member of the staff of SSOE, I am an ally to our graduate student community. If you ever need a helping hand or a familiar face, my door (virtually too) is always open.
Senior Director for Advocacy and Well Being
As the Ombudsperson within the Swanson School of Engineering, please look to me as a thought partner should challenges arise. My role is as a designated neutral, so please feel free to contact me to confidentially evaluate your situation, share your concerns, and plan your next step. Or, should you need assistance with information on campus and community support systems please never hesitate to ask! My goal is to join with our students in tackling their challenges so that they do not feel alone in the process. I’m here to help you thrive in your life at University of Pittsburgh!
Bioengineering Graduate Team
Bioengineering Graduate Director, Professor
As graduate program director, I strive to make the administrative component of our graduate students seamless so they can focus their efforts on research and academics. I take pride in creating a pleasant experience for the graduate students in our program. My own research focuses on neural engineering topics like motor control and neural signal processing. Check out my “CSI Lab” website and contact me if you want to join.
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Graduate Team
Vice Chair for Graduate Education, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Associate Professor and Bicentennial Board of Visitors Faculty Fellow
I am delighted to lead our vibrant graduate program in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. It is exciting to work with the ChE and PetE faculty to shepherd our talented incoming graduate students through to their degrees, and with the ChE Graduate Student Association (GSA) and Graduate Women in Engineering Network (GWEN) to strengthen the connection between the students and the faculty. My own research is in the area of next-generation electronics, with focus on using ions to control charge transport in two-dimensional (2D) materials.
Rita Ann Leccia
Chemical Engineering Graduate Program - Administrative Assistant
I love working with students from the time they fill out an application for graduate study in our department until they graduate and start the next exciting chapter of their lives. Should you have any questions/concerns about your application, offer of admission, enrollment, degree/graduation requirements, please contact me! The best is yet to come.
Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Team
Andrew P. Bunger
Civil and Environmental Engineering - PhD and MS Graduate Coordinator
I oversee the graduate programs offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). If you have any questions related to CEE PhD or MS programs’ curriculum, coursework, deadlines, advising, and other related questions, please feel free to contact me.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Administrator
If you have questions about the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s graduate recruitment, admission, curriculum and coursework, outstanding requirements, important deadlines, or other department related concerns, contact me!
Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Team
Industrial Engineering Graduate Team
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Graduate Team (includes Nuclear)
MEMS Graduate Program Administrator
Sustainable Engineering Graduate Team
Dr. David Sanchez
Sustainable Engineering Graduate Coordinator
As the graduate coordinator and faculty lead in our sustainable engineering program, I have a passion for addressing Sustainability Grand Challenges. I want my students to get the most out of their education and find the research focus they’re passionate about. My research focuses on sustainable design, data driven models and analytical chemistry for sustainable water applications. I’m always willing to have a one-on-one meeting with students to discuss research and course options. Maybe I’ll see you in Current Issues in Sustainability (ENG 2905)!
Graduate Program Administrator