Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Provost Alan Cramb today announced the appointment of Natacha DePaola as dean of IIT Armour College of Engineering. DePaola joins IIT from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where she has been chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering since 2005 and on the faculty since 1994. Before RPI, DePaola was assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University.
“Natacha DePaola brings the experience, energy, and innovative thinking needed to continue Armour College’s tradition as an internationally recognized engineering school,” says President Anderson. “Her demonstrated success in maintaining excellent undergraduate programs while growing graduate and research studies, and her commitment to developing interdisciplinary opportunities, make her a perfect fit for IIT.”