Michael B Bragg
Dr. Michael B. Bragg, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering, joined the University of Washington in July 2013. In that capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer of the college and provides leadership to over 240 faculty and more than 6,800 students. The College of Engineering at the University of Washington is a top ranked engineering college with annual research expenditures exceeding $127 million.
Prior to joining UW, Dean Bragg held numerous leadership positions in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including head of the aerospace engineering department, associate dean for research and administrative affairs, executive associate dean for academic affairs, and interim dean.
Dean Bragg earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
He is an international expert on the effect of ice accretion on aircraft aerodynamics and flight safety. Dean Bragg has been nationally recognized for his research and teaching. He has authored over 200 technical publications, and continues to maintain an active research program. Under his guidance more than 60 graduate students and five post-doctoral researchers received their advanced degrees.
He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and has received the AIAA Aerodynamics Award and Losey Atmospheric Science Award. Dean Bragg currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council Aeronautics Committee.
- PhD, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University
- M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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