Dr. Washington is Dean of the Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. He focuses on new dynamics required to train the students of the new renaissance era.
Dean Washington has been involved in multidomain research for the last 20 years. His core area of interest lies in the area of dynamic systems, with an emphasis on modeling and control of smart material systems and devices. He is the author of more than 140 technical publications in journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings. He has taught engineering to hundreds of students and now leads a national effort to connect what is taught in K12 schools to higher ed to current business and industry needs.