Kessler named department head at Johns Hopkins University


MechSE alumnus Michael Kessler now serves as a department head in the Whiting School of Engineering.

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Michael KesslerMechSE alumnus Michael Kessler (MS TAM ’98, PhD TAM ’02) has been named the new Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Kessler was most recently Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering at North Dakota State University, from 2017 to 2023.

For the last several years, Kessler has also been an active member of the MechSE Alumni Board.

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This story was published January 20, 2023.