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New BME chair ad interim

John White, ENG associate professor, was recently named chair ad interim of BME.

John White, ENG associate professor and chair ad interim of BME

John White, a College of Engineering associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the chairman ad interim of the department of biomedical engineering, effective September 1. The previous BME chairman, Kenneth R. Lutchen, was appointed dean of ENG in July.

White has been the BME associate chair for undergraduate and graduate studies; he holds a joint appointment in the department of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the School of Medicine. He will serve as chairman while a search for a permanent chair is undertaken.

“John’s background, approach, and leadership style make him a perfect choice to sustain the department’s stature and address future initiatives,” says Lutchen. White, who began as an assistant professor at BU in 1994, was recommended for the position by a large majority of colleagues, according to the dean.

“I’m honored that the BME faculty, Dean Kenneth Lutchen, and the administration have sufficient confidence in me to grant me this position of chair ad interim,” says White. “Ken, the faculty, the students, and the staff have worked tirelessly for decades to produce a world-class department. I hope to build upon our momentum as a department that others look to for leadership in both research and education.”