Professor Hesham El Gamal appointed Dean of Engineering

October 12, 2023

Professor El Gamal. Image: Catherine Smith, University of SydneyThe University of Sydney today announced that Professor Hesham El Gamal has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, commencing his role on 1 July 2024. An information theorist by training, Professor El Gamal is widely regarded for his work in wireless communications, among the academic community as well as the entrepreneurial and business sectors, for having led 16 US patents, co-founding a successful start-up and influencing wireless standards. “Engineers and the research we do have a critical role to play in our rapidly changing environment,” said Professor El Gamal. “I believe the University of Sydney should be renowned for creating engineers who are not just technically excellent, but who are committed to creating a just and sustainable world and who lead the way in ethical innovation.”“I’m therefore delighted to take on this new role, and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues at Sydney to unlock the full potential of our Faculty to shine as a global beacon of excellence, diversity, equity, wellbeing and transformative societal impact.”The current Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Professor Willy Zwaenepoel will conclude his term on 30 June 2024 and will continue at the University as a distinguished senior academic.

Professor El Gamal. Image: Catherine Smith, University of Sydney

The University of Sydney today announced that Professor Hesham El Gamal has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, commencing his role on 1 July 2024.

An information theorist by training, Professor El Gamal is widely regarded for his work in wireless communications, among the academic community as well as the entrepreneurial and business sectors, for having led 16 US patents, co-founding a successful start-up and influencing wireless standards.

“Engineers and the research we do have a critical role to play in our rapidly changing environment,” said Professor El Gamal. “I believe the University of Sydney should be renowned for creating engineers who are not just technically excellent, but who are committed to creating a just and sustainable world and who lead the way in ethical innovation.”

“I’m therefore delighted to take on this new role, and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues at Sydney to unlock the full potential of our Faculty to shine as a global beacon of excellence, diversity, equity, wellbeing and transformative societal impact.”

The current Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Professor Willy Zwaenepoel will conclude his term on 30 June 2024 and will continue at the University as a distinguished senior academic.

The source of this news is from University of Sydney

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