Krishnendu “Krish" Roy, PhD | Dean Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering Vanderbilt University has named Krishnendu “Krish” Roy, PhD as the next Dean of the University’s School of Engineering. A Regents’ Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and a nationally renowned researcher, Roy brings clear strategic vision and leadership acumen to his new role as dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering. Roy has directed multiple centers at Georgia Tech that lead cutting-edge biomedical research, including the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies, the Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing, the National Institutes of Health’s in-depth cell characterization hub and the Center for Immunoengineering. He is a champion of big ideas who has helped secure more than $85 million in funding from federal, state, industrial and philanthropic sources. Roy and his collaborators have applied this funding to discover innovative ways to deliver new therapies to treat complex diseases like cancer and tuberculosis.Read the full announcement here. Katie Rockman led this search with Karen McPhedran, Afi Tettey-Fio, and Maria Connor.