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Acting CEOE dean returning to faculty
Mohsen Badiey, who has been serving as interim dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), will soon return to the faculty in the College of Engineering.

Acting CEOE dean returning to faculty

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Mohsen Badiey will join the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Sept. 1.

Mohsen Badiey, who has been serving as interim dean of the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), will soon return to the faculty in the College of Engineering.

“It has been a great opportunity and a privilege for me to direct a unique college with interdisciplinary strengths and excellent faculty for the past two years,” Badiey said. “I am now honored to join the College of Engineering as a faculty member, and I hope to be able to bring a strong collaborative spirit to an already excellent environment.”

Badiey has served as interim dean for nearly two years between the time that former CEOE Dean Nancy Targett left the position and the arrival of new CEOE Dean Estella Atekwana, who joins the University on Sept. 1.

“I greatly appreciate Mohsen’s leadership of CEOE during this period of transition,” said Provost Domenico Grasso. “He is a distinguished scholar, and his return to the faculty will be of great benefit to our students and to the College of Engineering.”

Badiey, who joined the UD faculty in 1990, is an expert in acoustical oceanography, which is the use of sound waves to study the properties of the ocean. With extensive research in theoretical and applied areas in mechanical, electrical and ocean engineering, he has developed an at-sea research capability that uses various wave phenomena such as sound, electromagnetic, and water waves to sense the environment. In particular, his research efforts have focused on the shallow-water or nearshore coastal environment and how to sense the ocean using underwater sound waves.

Prior to serving as interim dean, Badiey was deputy dean in CEOE, overseeing the College’s research development enterprise in collaboration with UD’s Research Office and developing strategic initiatives to further CEOE’s mission.

“We are pleased to have Mohsen join us to provide our students with new opportunities for multidisciplinary research and education,” said College of Engineering Dean Babatunde Ogunnaike. “His experience and talent, combined with his engineering background, make him a natural fit for the College of Engineering, and we look forward to an even stronger relationship with CEOE as a result.”

“Mohsen has a strong history of collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department students and faculty,” said ECE Department Chair Kenneth Barner. “We are excited to have him join ECE and CoE, expanding synergistic and collaborative education and research efforts across campus.”

Badiey said he wants to build on the work he started in CEOE and also to promote and connect the excellent research that is conducted by the faculty there to the rest of the university. He has been working in Engineering disciplines for the past two decades, spanning both basic and applied aspects of physics and mechanics, instrumentation and signal processing.

Badiey earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics and master’s degree in structural engineering from Southern Illinois University. He also holds a doctorate in applied marine physics and ocean engineering from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.


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