Dr Tim McLain
The new Associate Dean of the College of Engineering will be Dr. Tim McLain. Dr. McLain joined the BYU Mechanical Engineering faculty in 1995. He served as ME Dept Chair 2007-2013 and director of the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) the past seven years. Dean Jensen said,  "Tim has an outstanding record as a faculty member and as an administrator, and he is well prepared for this role. I am excited to have him on our team.” Read more here.
Dr Dale Tree, new ME Department Chair
Dr. Dale Tree has been appointed as the new department chair for Mechanical Engineering. He will replace Dr. Dan Maynes as department chair, effective July 1, 2019.Dr. Tree has served as associate chair in ME since 2013 and been part of the ME faculty at BYU for the last 25 years. Dean Jensen said, “Dr. Tree has a long record of academic achievement. He has the right tools and perspective to help his department continue to develop their international reputation for excellence in student preparation though educational innovation and focus on mentored research activities.” Read the full story
Dr. Johnson receives award at TMS Conference
Dr. Oliver Johnson was recently awarded the MPMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award at The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) Conference.   The TMS conference has an attendance of over 4000, and there are 10 Young Leaders Professional Development Awards given each year. It is a division level award, and there are 5 technical divisions, so only 2 awards are given from each division annually.   TMS award recipients include some of the most accomplished and promising minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers in the world.   Read more about the award.