National Academy of Engineering Recognizes Former Samueli School Dean Gregory Washington

The National Academy of Engineering elects former Samueli School Dean Gregory Washington as a member.

Feb. 8,2023 - Former UCI Samueli School Dean Gregory Washington has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Washington was recognized for his work in the advancement of technology at the interface of electromagnetics and materials, and for his dedicated leadership and service in engineering education.

Washington was the  engineering dean at UCI from 2011 to 2020, when he left to become president of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. While at UCI, Washington expanded student enrollment in engineering and hired a diverse cohort of faculty with more than 50% of the new hires being women or from underrepresented groups. He is a past chair of the Engineering Deans Council of the American Society for Engineering Education and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.Washington has conducted research for NSF, NASA, General Motors, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Research Office, among others.

Washington is one of 106 new members and 18 international members honored this year.

– Lori Brandt