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Michael Pishko, an accomplished chemical engineer and experienced administrator at Texas A&M University, stepped into his role as dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science in March 2015.

Pishko, a professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, served as director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M since 2009. He also served as head of that university’s Department of Chemical Engineering from 2007 to 2011.

“Where I see us going is working hard to execute Tier-1 because we have a duty to the state of Wyoming to fill the goals of that initiative–to the citizens of Wyoming and the industries that employ them,” Pishko says. “That’s something we need to spend more time on, engaging in innovative research programs that directly benefit the state. Finding ways of getting value-added products out of resources besides just energy. There are lots of things that can be done to create new economies in Wyoming.”

His experience at Texas A&M included leading workforce development and education programs for the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing. His role with the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing included work on academic, workforce training and K-12 outreach initiatives.

Pishko also has worked extensively with private industry and himself holds numerous patents in the field of biomedical engineering.

Before going to Texas A&M, Pishko was on the chemical engineering faculty of Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Texas at Austin, and his master’s (1987) and bachelor’s (1986) degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, all in chemical engineering.

“We’re delighted to have someone of Dr. Pishko’s profile and background assume this important leadership position at UW,” UW President Dick McGinity says.

A Call to Excellence - The UW Tier-1 Initiative

In May 2012, Gov. Matt Mead, the Legislature and the Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force articulated a vision to propel the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the University of Wyoming to the realms of excellence in instruction, research and service.

Read more about the UW Tier-1 Engineering Initiative by Dr. Khaled Gasem, College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Dr. Michael Pishko

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Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science

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