Following the May 2018 passing of Dr. Gary A. Gabriele, who served as Villanova’s Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering from 2006-2018, the University appointed Dr. Randy Weinstein as interim dean.
A longtime member of the Villanova University community, Dr. Weinstein joined the faculty of the Chemical Engineering Department in 1998 and served as chair of the department from 2007–2012. In 2012, he was named the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and in 2016, the University appointed him to the newly formed position of Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Weinstein has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, winning the Innovative Teaching Award in 2008, and being awarded the Christina R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2010. In 2016, he was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education with the Corcoran Award for the most outstanding article published in Chemical Engineering Education. He has published more than 40 papers while at Villanova, the majority of which have had undergraduate co-authors.
Dr. Weinstein received a BS in Chemical Engineering with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 1993 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998. His areas of expertise include thermodynamics, supercritical fluids/nanomaterials, surface science, and solving chemical engineering problems through numerical methods.