Matthew Tirrell

Dean of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor


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

Deputy Dean for Space, Infrastructure, and Facilities


David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineeringadvances PME’s interests in space allocation. In addition, he is responsible for PME’s computing and other research facilities, including the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

Jeffrey Hubbell

Deputy Dean for Development


Jeffrey Hubbell, the Eugene Bell Professor in Tissue Engineering, oversees fundraising efforts for the school. 

Paul Nealey

Deputy 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.

James L. Skinner

Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs


James L. Skinner, Crown Family Professor of Molecular Engineering and director of the Water Research Initiative, is responsible for overseeing faculty searches, appointments, mentoring, tenure and promotions, and for facilitating faculty award nominations.