Michael A. Jensen, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. He will begin his five-year term on July 1. He is replacing Alan R. Parkinson, who has been serving as dean since 2005. Read more.
Professors Larry Howell (left) and Vincent Wilding have been named the new associate deans of the BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. Their service will begin on July 1 when Michael Jensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, begins his term as dean. Howell, professor of mechanical engineering, will oversee graduate programs and research throughout the college. Chemical engineering’s Wilding will direct undergraduate programs.
Most plants in extreme desert conditions survive by growing long roots capable of reaching deep water reserves. However, one desert moss uses tiny hair-like structures to absorb water from the atmosphere. BYU Chemical Engineering professor William Pitt and grad student Zhao Pan, along with researchers from Utah State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been studying this plant and share what they've learned about its gravity-defying properties.