Vanderbilt names esteemed biomedical engineer Krishnendu Roy as next dean of School of Engineering

Krishnendu “Krish” Roy, a Regents’ Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and a nationally renowned researcher, will be the next Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver announced today.

Krishnendu “Krish” Roy (Photo courtesy of Georgia Tech)
Krishnendu “Krish” Roy (Photo courtesy of Georgia Tech)

Roy will be a University Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt and succeed Philippe Fauchet, who led the School of Engineering for 11 years through significant and strategic growth in research collaborations, academic programs, endowed chairs and faculty and student recruitment. Fauchet, a professor of electrical engineering, will step down June 30 and return to the faculty in 2024 after a sabbatical.

Roy brings clear strategic vision and leadership acumen to his new role as dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering. He is a champion of big ideas who has helped secure more than $85 million in funding from federal, state, industrial and philanthropic sources. Roy and his collaborators have applied this funding to discover innovative ways to deliver new therapies to treat complex diseases like cancer and tuberculosis.