Meet the dean

The Wayne State University College of Engineering improves quality of life through engineering and computer science education, research innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty members have pioneered, educated and inspired. Our alumni have innovated, succeeded and gone on to lead. Our students have questioned, grown and challenged us all to be better. For nearly 85 years, the college has been embraced as a partner and trailblazer by industry.

I am grateful to lead this extraordinary community and am delighted to welcome you to our website.

As a College of Engineering student, you’ll work alongside expert faculty members who have made discoveries, invented technologies and written textbooks in interdisciplinary fields such as automotive safety, data science and analytics, biomedical and healthcare engineering, cyberphysical systems, green technologies, smart manufacturing, transportation and water.

You’ll benefit from a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment, one that will help you succeed as a student and prepare you to navigate your way in diverse cultures, at home and around the globe.

Our goal is to prepare students for exceptional technical careers as leaders and entrepreneurs.

Thanks to our Midtown Detroit location, you’ll work closely with our industry partners and area employers – many of which are located right down the street. You’ll also have access to volunteer and research opportunities that will contribute to the city’s rebirth and make a profound difference in the lives of countless individuals.

Additionally, you’ll benefit from our High Impact Practices, which were created to ensure every student gains the technical and personal skills needed to embark on a successful career. 

Here, discoveries are being made each day that build upon the college’s remarkable history. We invite you to be a part of the next chapter. Please feel free to contact our academic advisors for more information or to arrange a tour. I look forward to seeing you on our campus.

Sincerely,

Farshad Fotouhi
Dean