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Newsmaker: David Dzombak

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 11:02 p.m.

Noteworthy: Carnegie Mellon University officials selected Dzombak to head the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering beginning Aug. 1. Dzombak succeeds James H. Garrett Jr., who became dean of CMU's College of Engineering in December.

Occupation: Interim vice provost of sponsored programs at CMU

Age: 56

Residence: Point Breeze

Family: Wife, Carolyn Menard; three grown children

Background: Previously, Dzombak was associate dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs in the College of Engineering at CMU from 2006 to 2010. He has worked as faculty director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research since 2007.

Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematics from St. Vincent College; bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from CMU; Ph.D. in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Quote: “I'm pleased and honored to be named head of such a dynamic and pioneering department, and look forward to working with (the department's) talented and innovative faculty, staff and students on bringing new solutions to global infrastructure challenges through education and research.”

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