Who's Who

Dean James Martin

U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering

As US Steel Dean of Engineering in my third year with SsoE, our focus has been on aligning our strategy with our purpose of engineering the human condition. Leading our strategic initiative reorganization, I am excited about the bright future ahead of the last 174 years of the Swanson School of Engineering.

www.engineering.pitt.edu/JamesMartin
jrmartin@pitt.edu
412-624-9809

Associate Dean Robert Parker

Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Swanson School of Engineering; Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/RobertParker/
rparker@pitt.edu
412-624-7364

Stephanie Opalinski

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.

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/People/Staff/_Content/Stephanie-Opalinski/
stephanie.opalinski@pitt.edu
412-383-7027

Cheryl Paul

Director of Engineering Student Services

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!

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Staff/CherylPaul/
cheryl35@pitt.edu
O: 412-624-4042 C: 412-627-5609

Neeraj Gandhi

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.

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/NeerajGandhi/
neg8@pitt.edu
412-648-4529

Kilichan Gurleyik

Bioengineering Graduate Coordinator for MS-MPE Program, Professor

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/KilichanGurleyik/
gurleyik@pitt.edu
412-648-8071

MS-MPE Program Administrator

Bioengineering MS-MPE Program Administrator

My goal each day is to help students achieve their goals! It is that simple. Working to make the processes and procedures easier to navigate so you can concentrate on your studies, that's why I'm here for you.

msmpe@pitt.edu

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.

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/RitaLeccia/
ril3@pitt.edu
412-624-9646

Susan Fullerton

Associate Professor and Bicentennial Board of Visitors Faculty Fellow; Vice Chair for Graduate Education, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

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.

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/People/Faculty/Profiles/Susan-Fullerton/
fullerton@pitt.edu
412-624-2079

James McKone

Chemical Engineering Department - PhD recruitment and First Year PhD Mentor

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/jamesmckone/
jmckone@pitt.edu
412-383-7407

Cheryl Morand

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!

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/People/Staff/_Content/Cheryl-Morand/
chm168@pitt.edu

Vikas Khanna

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.

khannav@pitt.edu
412-624-9867

Hong Koo Kim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Coordinator

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Hong_Koo_Kim/
hkk@pitt.edu
412-624-9673

Jayant Rajgopal
Michael Sibenac

Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Administrator

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/People/Staff/_Content/Michael-Sibenac/
gradie@pitt.edu
412-624-9829

Inanc Senocak

Mechanical Engineering PhD and MS Coordinator

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/People/Faculty/Profiles/Inanc-Senocak/
SENOCAK@pitt.edu
412-624-5430

Jung-Kun Lee
Thomas Congedo

Nuclear Engineering Graduate Coordinator

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/ThomasCongedo/
tvc9@pitt.edu
412-624-9799

Carolyn Chuha

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Graduate Administrator

As your Graduate Administrator, I am a resource for you from the beginning of your program to the end! This includes any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your registration, coursework or program paperwork, policies or content.

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Staff/CarolynChuha/
cac90@pitt.edu
412-624-9722

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)!

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/DavidSanchez/
david.sanchez@pitt.edu
412-624-9793

Judy Brink

Head, Bevier Engineering Library

I have been the librarian at the Swanson School of Engineering for 12 years. The University Library System is made up of eight individual libraries, as well as four libraries located on the separate regional campuses of Pitt that are scattered throughout the state of Pennsylvania. All of the content from these libraries, as well as the thousands of licensed journals, books, and databases can be searched through the library's website: library.pitt.edu. I can be contacted at jbrink@pitt.edu and I look forward to meeting you! https://www.library.pitt.edu/judith-brink

jbrink@pitt.edu
412-624-0859

Dr. Sylvanus Wosu

Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Associate Professor

www.engineering.pitt.edu/Sylvanus Wosu/
snn2@pitt.edu
412-624-9842