AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Following a national search, Purdue University Professor and Head of the Department of Physics Nicholas Giordano has been named dean of the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, effective Aug. 5.
“The experience Dr. Giordano brings from both the classroom and administrative perspectives will be very valuable not only to the college but the university as a whole,” said Auburn Provost Tim Boosinger. “We look forward to the level of leadership he will provide.”
Giordano began his tenure at Purdue in 1979, first as assistant professor, then rising through the ranks to become head of the Department of Physics in 2007. Among his research interests are the physics of nanostructures and mesoscopic systems; musical acoustics and the physics of the piano; and computational neuroscience and physics.
“I am extremely honored to have been chosen to be the next dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics,” said Giordano. “I have been very impressed with all of the Auburn faculty, staff and students that I have met, especially with their commitment to COSAM and to the university.”
Giordano received a Bachelor of Science in 1973 from Purdue and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1977. He has taught at both universities, and in 1977 was a visiting scientist at Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin.
He was named Indiana Professor of the Year in 2004 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
He is a fellow with the American Physical Society and a member of the Acoustical Society of America, Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics of the ASA and the Biophysical Society.
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