James Tangorra Appointed Assistant Dean for Faculty Development for CoE
Philadelphia, PA, May 16, 2011 — Dr. James Tangorra, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Engineering for Faculty Development. In this position, Dr. Tangorra will assist the Dean in cultivating and mentoring the junior faculty in the College.
In the mechanical engineering department, Dr. Tangorra heads the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis. The goals of this laboratory are: development of biorobotic models; evaluation of the functional performance of physiological systems in their natural state; design of systems that are derived from nature, such as electro-active polymers.