Dr. Erin Lavik of chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering has been appointed as the College’s first associate dean forresearch and faculty development. Dr. Lavik received a ScD in materials science and engineering in the field of polymers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and joined UMBC’s department of chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering as professor and graduate program director in 2016. Before UMBC, Dr. Lavik was a professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Yale University, and completed research fellowships at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Lavik has produced a highly active research portfolio with over 10 publications, and been awarded nearly $1.3 million in external funding since arriving at UMBC. She is an innovative, pedagogical instructor with a passion for student success.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Erin Lavik on her appointment as associate dean for research and faculty development.