Posted: June 10, 2010
Roberto G. Rojas has accepted the position of associate dean for graduate and professional education.
A Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Rojas focuses his research efforts in antenna systems (active and passive), microwave and millimeter wave devices, and applications of metamaterials.Rojas has excelled as a student, faculty member and alumnus of Ohio State. He received his master’s and his doctoral degrees in electrical engineering here in 1981 and 1985, respectively. A research scientist and a tenure track faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rojas was promoted to professor in 2002 and served as the graduate studies chair for the department.
In his new position, Rojas will have primary responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the college’s graduate programs, including the introduction of the master’s degree of global engineering leadership as well as graduate student specializations in numerous areas, including energy, environment and entrepreneurship. He retains his faculty positions with Ohio State’s ElectroScience Laboratory and with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Rojas was tapped to be associate dean for graduate and professional educationwhen Hazel Morrow-Jones, who previously held the position, was promoted within the university. She has been named the university’s associate provost for Women’s Policy Initiatives and director of The Women’s Place, which serves as a catalyst for institutional change to expand opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power in an inclusive, supportive and safe university environment consistent with the goals of the university’s academic and diversity plans. She will retain her faculty appointment at Knowlton School of Architecture. Read more about Morrow-Jones and her new position.