Muslu tabbed as interim EMS dean

March 5, 2014

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Dr. Mesut Muslu, who has been with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for nearly three decades, will be the new interim dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, announced Dr. Mittie N. Den Herder, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Muslu will begin his duties as transition dean after the completion of this academic semester in May and will become interim dean on July 1. Dr. D. Joanne Wilson will continue as transition dean until the semester concludes. A search and screen will be conducted during the 2014-15 academic year for a permanent dean.

"Dr. Muslu has had a stellar career as an educator and as an academic leader at UW-Platteville," the provost said. "We had a deep pool of talent from whom to choose. I believe it speaks well of the future of the college that so many were willing to consider this leadership position. I'm very pleased to move forward with Dr. Muslu and the experiences he brings to this area."

The College of EMS has 3,129 declared majors in eight academic departments: chemistry, civil and environmental engineering, computer science and software engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, general engineering, mathematics and mechanical and industrial engineering. The college offers ABET-accredited engineering degrees in civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical and software engineering and engineering physics along with degrees in mathematics, broad field science, chemistry, computer science, microsystems and nanomaterials and sustainable and renewable energy systems.

Muslu joined the UW-Platteville faculty as an assistant professor in the electrical engineering department in 1986. He became an associate professor in 1991 and a professor in 1996. He served as interim chair of the electrical engineering department in 1997-2000 and chair from 2002-08. Muslu chaired the Renewal Energy Council for four years and coordinated the collaborative engineering program for two years.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and both his master's (engineering management department) and doctorate (electrical engineering) from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Written by: Paul Erickson, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, ericksop@uwplatt.edu

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