New Department Leadership

(From left to right: Dr. Pintar, Dr. Zitomer, Dr. Hayat)

The Opus College of Engineering is pleased to announce new leadership in three departments:

Dr. Frank A. Pintar, a national leader in biomedical engineering and neuroscience research, has been appointed founding chair of the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering. Pintar, Eng '82, Grad '86, has held dual faculty positions with both Marquette and MCW since 1987, and is the director of the Neuroscience and Biomechanics Research Laboratories at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. He is an AIMBE fellow and has published more than 430 refereed journal publications and original papers, and more than 260 books, chapters and reviews.

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department chair is also a familiar face: Dr. Daniel Zitomer, PE, who has served in the department as a faculty member and researcher since 1995. Zitomer is the university's site director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Water Equipment and Policy, director of Marquette's Water Quality Center, and was recently named a fellow of the Water Environment Federation.

Dr. Majeed Hayat has been named chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Hayat comes from the University of New Mexico where he was a professor of electrical and computer engineering and co-chair of the Optical Science and Engineering Graduate Program. He is an IEEE fellow and has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 125 conference papers, and has 13 issued patents, six of which have been licensed.

Welcome, Drs. Pintar, Zitomer and Hayat!