In late October, College of Engineering Dean Tim Anderson will visit Ames, Iowa, to receive the 2018 Marston Medal presented by the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The Marston Medal recognizes alumni of the Iowa State College of Engineering for outstanding achievement in advancing engineering science, technology, or policy having national and international impact in academics, industry, public service, government, or other venues.
Anderson has served as dean at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering since 2013. Before then, he was at the University of Florida for 35 years, last serving as associate dean of research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering. He was also founding director of the Florida Energy Systems Consortium, consisting of 11 State of Florida universities dedicated to research, education, and outreach in Florida-centered energy systems.
Dean Anderson’s research is focused on advanced electronic and photonic materials and devices. He is credited with over 270 publications in his discipline, and he has supervised 70 Ph.D. and 35 M.S. graduates. Major honors recognizing his research accomplishments include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Charles M. A. Stine Award, the California Institute of Technology's W.N. Lacey Lectureship, and the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering Award from Iowa State University.
Dean Anderson has long been active in engineering education, including editing the journal Chemical Engineering Education. Over 1,500 new faculty members have taken his workshops on career development, for which he received the Chester F. Carlson Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. He is also a recipient of the Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Dean Anderson earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1973, and he received his M.S. (1975) and Ph.D. (1980) in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. (September 2018)