Matthew Tirrell

Dean of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering


Matthew Tirrell, a pioneering researcher in the fields of biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology, has served as Dean of PME since its founding in 2011.

David Awschalom

Vice Dean for Research and Infrastructure


David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, advances PME’s interests in space allocation and coordinates research task forces to help guide future faculty hiring. In addition, he is responsible for PME’s computing and other research facilities, including the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

Joshua Berg

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Operations


Joshua Berg manages PME’s administrative staff and oversees organizational changes, coordinating with other members of the leadership team to support the school’s academic, educational, and outreach missions.

Andrew Ferguson

Vice Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Andrew Ferguson, associate professor of molecular engineering, helps lead the development and implementation of equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at PME.

Jeffrey Hubbell

Vice Dean and Executive Officer


Jeffrey Hubbell, Eugene Bell Professor in Tissue Engineering, helps lead efforts to improve PME’s administrative structure and functions. In addition, he is responsible for corporate engagement and industrial partnerships, and for driving the translation of discoveries into commerce and society.

Paul Nealey

Vice Dean for Education and Outreach


Paul Nealey, the Brady W. Dougan Professor of Molecular Engineering, manages both undergraduate and graduate educational matters at PME.

Rovana Popoff

Senior Associate Dean for Education and Strategy


Rovana Popoff supports graduate students in their academic engagement and progress, as well as oversees PME’s community outreach efforts. She also coordinates PME’s advisory council and works closely with Dean Tirrell on strategic planning.

Melody Swartz

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs


Melody Swartz, William B. Ogden Professor of Molecular Engineering, is responsible for overseeing faculty searches, appointments, mentoring, tenure and promotions, and for facilitating faculty award nominations.

David Taylor

Dean of Students


David Taylor is the administrative lead on graduate student enrollment, funding, and well-being.