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Joseph Helble | Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Current Position and Past Experience
Joseph Helble is the Dean of Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Before joining Dartmouth he was a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering faculty and the University of Connecticut. He served as both Graduate Program Chair and Department Head.

Prior to this, he was a research scientist at Physical Sciences Inc. and served as an Environmental Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency. He also served a year as the Roger Revelle Fellow of AAAS, working on environmental and technology policy issues in the office of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman.

Helble’s research interests are in the areas of air quality and nanoscale materials. He is the author of over 100 publications in the areas of air pollution, aerosols, air quality, and nanoscale ceramics, and holds 3 U.S. patents.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Helble received his BS summa cum laude from Lehigh University in 1982 and earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1987.

Helble was recently awarded the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education along with three of his Dartmouth Engineering faculty colleagues. He is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, a faculty-elected member of Phi Beta Kappa, the recipient of the Barnard Award from the American Association of the Advancement of Science. Early in his academic career he was a recipient of a CAREER Award for young faculty from NSF.
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